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27 March 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY 2015 SCHEDULE
For the third year in a row, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con is hosting a five hour block devoted to the New Pulp Movement to be held on Sunday April 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Eighteen of today’s finest New Pulp writers and artists will be participating in both panels and readings.  Here is the official schedule.

10:00 to 11:00 AM
PANEL – HP Lovecraft & Horror Pulps
Moderator – Rick Lai
Panelists - Tommy Hancock, Wayne Reinagel, Rich Harvey, Gene Moyers, Adam Garcia

11:00 to 11:15 AM
Reading # 1 – Gene Moyers

11:15 to 11:30 AM
Reading # 2 - Ron Fortier

11:30 to 11:45 AM
Reading # 3 - Tommy Hancock

11:45 to NOON
Reading # 4 - Wayne Reinagel

NOON to 1:00 PM
PANEL – Art in the Pulps.
Moderator – Rob Davis
Panelists - David C. Smith, Fred Adams Jr., Lance Stahlberg, David White, Tim Bruckner

1:00 to 1:15 PM
Reading # 5 - Fred Adams Jr.

1:15 to 1:30 PM
Reading # 6 - Rick Lai

1:30 to 1:45 PM
Reading # 7 - Gordon Dymowski

1:45 to 2:00 PM
Reading # 8 - Michael Black

2:00 to 3:00 PM
PANEL – What’s Next? The Changing Face of Genre Fiction
Moderator – Tommy Hancock
Panelists - Gordon Dymowski, Dale Cozort, Alan J. Porter, Michael Black, Andy Fix

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.  New participants, edgy topics. Come and have your say!

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 7th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 9th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Paolo Bacigalupi
Friday, April 10th, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 10th, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 10th, 3 - 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)

61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.



AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS
Presents
NEW PULP WRITERS
FRED ADAMS Jr. & EUGENE MOYERS


Two of the finest writers in the field of New Pulp fiction will be appearing at the Windy City Pulp & Paper convention this year.  On Saturday, March 18th, both will be signing copies of their recent works at the Airship 27 Productions tables in the con’s mail hall.

FRED ADAMS Jr.
Noon to 1 p.m.
He will be signing copies of his two novels, HITWOLF and SIX-GUN TERRORS.

Adams is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University.

He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology. Hitwolf and Six-Gun Terror were his first two books for Airship 27, and his nonfiction book, Edith Wharton’s American Gothic: Gods, Ghosts, and Vampires was published by Borgo Press in 2014.


EUGENE MOYERS
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
He will be signing the two anthologies in which he has stories; THE PURPLE SCAR Vol One and RAVENWOOD – STEPSON OF MYSTERY Vol Two.

Moyers studied European and Medieval history at the University of Oregon. He is a former U.S. Army armor crewman. He worked in the High Tech industry for some time and ran a store front and internet hobby shop for several years.

An avid military gamer and role player, his favorite game was Daredevils set in the 1930s. His love affair with the 1930s and pulps in particular stem from his first time reading a Shadow novel as a boy. Although interested in writing since a teen he did not turn to serious writing until 2000. He is the co-author of GURPS Crusades published by Steve Jackson Games. He has written stories published in two anthologies from Airship 27: Ravenwood volume II and The Purple Scar.  He has also written stories that will appear in the future volumes of Moon Man, Domino Lady and The Phantom Detective all for Airship 27.

When not working on Airship 27 projects he is busy writing horror adventures for his swashbuckling character set in Colonial America.  Gene currently lives in Beaverton Oregon with his wife and three lazy dogs.



Altus Press Announces The Argosy Library
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts

Altus Press has announced the premiere of its new line of books: The Argosy Library series. Founded at the end of the Nineteenth Century by publishing tycoon Frank A. Munsey, Argosy Magazine quickly became one of the most popular—and prestigious—fiction magazines of its day and spawned a publishing revolution. Known as one of the most literate pulp magazines, Argosy published thousands of short stories and novels, many of which features some of the most influential series characters in popular fiction. With the inauguration of The Argosy Library, Altus Press plans to bring back into print the best of the Frank A. Munsey Company, sourced from its suite of sibling titles such as Argosy, The All-Story, and Flynn’s Detective Fiction Weekly, among others.

The Argosy Library expects to showcase the varied mix of genres that made Argosy one of the most popular pulps of all time, and Series 1 does just that by showcasing adventure, mystery, western, science fiction, fantasy, and crime stories by some of Munsey’s most popular authors such as Lester Dent, W. Wirt, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, George F. Worts, and Theodore Roscoe, among others.

The Argosy Library will be released in series of ten books at a time—in matching trade dress—and will be available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook editions. In addition to being available separately, each series of releases can be purchased as a single, heavily-discounted set.  Series 1 of The Argosy Library is expected to be released in May.


GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
Introduction by Will Murray


The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash.
In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn’t have Aladdin’s lamp—but he doesn’t really need it….

Never before reprinted, it’s the longest novel Lester Dent ever published, and one of the most famous.

This edition restores text cut from its original publication.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

271 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




WHEN TIGERS ARE HUNTING: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF CORDIE, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, VOLUME 1
by W. Wirt


The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew were among Argosy’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance.

Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his first nine adventures.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

240 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE SWORDSMAN OF MARS by Otis Adelbert Kline

Harry Thorne, explorer and swordsman, had scarcely more than heard of the Red Planet, Mars—when an amazing thing happened….
Otis Adelbert Kline is well-known as one of the best fantasy/adventure contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This edition is sourced from the original magazine text and includes all of the original illustrations.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

237 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE SHERLOCK OF SAGELAND: THE COMPLETE TALES OF SHERIFF HENRY, VOLUME 1
by W.C. Tuttle, Introduction by Sai Shankar


Once voted Adventure Magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running,
and most popular series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy.

Collected here are the first four stories.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

269 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




GONE NORTH by Charles Alden Seltzer

When Jim Fallon started for the Hudson Bay country, he wasn’t sure whether he was on a man-hunt or a wild goose chase—but he found his quest was fraught with real enough peril.
Among the best novels ever written by one of Argosy’s most popular authors.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

220 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE MASKED MASTER MIND by George F. Worts

One of Argosy’s most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

265 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




BALATA by Fred MacIsaac

Trees of living gold in the Amazon jungles, guarded by alligators, poisoned darts and rival hunters—such was the lodestone that drew an American expedition, and the unwilling Pete Holcomb….

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

216 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




BRETWALDA by Philip Ketchum

’Twas the mightiest weapon the eyes of man had ever beheld; its mystic name meant “Ruler of Briton.”
And from over the Northern Sea came a Viking’s thrall—the only man in the world who could wield that fearsome steel—to save good King Alfred and the homeland he scarce remembered.

 Collecting—for the first time—all 12 stories of the Bretwalda saga.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

479 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



DRAFT OF ETERNITY  by Victor Rousseau

A groundbreaking science fiction, post-apocalyptic & time travel classic from the early days of The All-Story by an underrated writer.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

183 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



FOUR CORNERS, VOLUME 1 by Theodore Roscoe

Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners….
Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

201 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Savings From Altus Press!

We're celebrating a number of new releases by giving everyone a chance to save a few bucks.
Until March 31, 2015, use coupon code march10off to take an additional 10% off our already discounted prices.
It'll work on anything on www.altuspress.com.
So head on over now & save... and don't forget we offer free shipping on softcover orders.



Altus Press
Now available!

 
Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Rob Preston


Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics.

With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order.

Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

368 pages / $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem, Clint Morgan, Clive Trent,
Jerome Severs Perry, Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $15.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
 during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
by H. Bedford-Jones


Vincent Connor—to all simply a wealthy playboy—but his “play” was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

175 pages / $13.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4
by Gordon MacCreagh


"Anything can happen in Africa!"--that's the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana.
Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Collecting the last four stories: "A Man to Kill," "Slaves of Ethiopia," "Strong as Gorillas," and "Blood and Steel."

206 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3
by J. Allan Dunn


The end of the saga!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.

282 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 94: "Q" & "Formula for Crime"
The Knight of Darkness hunts hidden crimelords in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the only clue to the deadly crime wave engulfing Manhattan is a single wireless message typed out in Morse Code: "Q." Then, a brilliant mathematician invents a system to chart future crimes. Can The Shadow use the "Formula for Crime" to solve the mysterious "X" and unmask a criminal mastermind? BONUS: an ultra-rare classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Earl Mayan and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-172-1  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE WHISPERER Volume 7: "The Death Roses," "Murder Brotherhood" & "Afraid to Die"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of the original 1936-37 pulp series by DOC SAVAGE's Lawrence Donovan writing as "Clifford Goodrich" that inspired BATMAN's first supporting character! First, an ingeniously concealed map holds the answer Police Commissioner James Gordon needs to stop flower-festooned serial slayings in "The Death Roses." Then, The Whisperer invades China Hill to smash the weird "Murder Brotherhood." Finally, it's up to The Whisperer to discover why a philosophical Asian was "Afraid to Die" in a novelette by Alan Hathway from the back pages of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE! BONUS: Classic illustrated adventures of The Whisperer and Norgil the Magician from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by John Newton Howitt and Tom Lovell, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-162-2  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in April!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2: "Dealers in Death" & "The Yacht Club Murders" — BATMAN FORESHADOWED!
The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor MORT WEISINGER! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat -signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders" in a thrilling pulp novel by BATMAN scripter Charles Greenberg! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: the Clarion's signal beacon summons the Phantom Detective to investigate "The Case of the Complex Corpse" in a classic illustrated story by Edmond Good from THRILLING COMICS #65! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with "Batman's Pulp Origins" by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-169-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping in April!

THE SHADOW Volume 95: "The Chinese Tapestry" & "The Jade Dragon"
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age of Comics classic by science fiction legend Theodore Sturgeon! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-176-6  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
Publisher Matt Morring talks about the new Argosy Library line of classic reprints bringing back into print some of the finest stories from the top-of-the-line pulp magazine, Argosy.  The 'lost' novel of Lester Dent, "Genoius Jpnes" is back in print in a critical edition with previously unpublished material.  W. Wirts "Cordie, Soldier of Fortune" stories are reprinted which were antededent to and influential in the development of Doc Savage.  Otis Adelbert Kline's "Swordsman of Mars" is republihed in its original magazine test with all of the original illustrations.  And ther is much more.

Past episodes:
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!

Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in a matter of days.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

As an introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th


Titles include:

    * Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
    * Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    * Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
    * My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
    * Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.












Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!

Coming in April!

THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.

Source: BNT EDitorial Comments



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Next in the series is what Ed Hulse believes to be one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


Source: BNT EDitorial Comments



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE. Murania Press has chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters. These books are Alias The Thunderbolt, The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author. Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.

More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.



Finally, this year will see publication of the first “double” volume in the Classic Pulp Reprints line.

Two by Sheehan (that’s just a tentative title) will offer a brace of exemplary short novels written by Perley Poore Sheehan for the Munsey pulps: 1913’s The Copper Princess and 1915’s The Abyss of Wonders. Neither story is easy to categorize, but together they offer enough fantasy, mystery, melodrama, science fiction, and lost-race adventure to satisfy any fan of pulp fiction. Unlike many pulpateers of the Teens, Sheehan wrote in a fresh, vibrant style that makes his novels eminently readable a hundred years after they first saw print.

Two by Sheehan
will also include a long essay covering not only Sheehan’s pulp career but also his long involvement with Hollywood.

The books in our Classic Pulp Reprints line generally sell for $19.95 each, but this one will carry a retail price of $24.95.


Source: BNT EDitorial Comments




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left!
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS 2015 Slate
Overstock Sale for Serial Fans

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Strictly Poison and Other Stories
by Charles Boeckman

Charles Boeckman's biography often reads like the stuff of pulp fiction. He left home in the early 1940s and became a jazz musician, traveling the country, kicking around between New York City and New Orleans. In between gigs, he purchased a used typewriter and began pounding out hardboiled stories. Eventually, the legendary Popular Publications editor Mike Tilden purchased one of his stories for Detective Tales. After that accomplishment, Boeckman began appearing in Dime Detective, Manhunt, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and many others.

Mr. Boeckman's stories usually focused on sad people trying to escape their dreary lives -- shifty con-artists, embittered detectives and hen-pecked losers. The author's jazz background in jazz music figures into several stories, reaching a two-fisted crescendo.

The twenty-two stories in this anthology were originally published in various pulp magazines -- and now they appear together, wrapped in a breath-taking cover by Robert A. Maguire.

Two of Mr. Boeckman's stories (included in this anthology) have been adapted for television. For ProSe Press, he developed the Johnny Nickle jazz-detective series. Today, he cranks out stories from his Texas home, along with his wife Patti, a formidable author in her own right.





The Bronze Gazette #73 (March 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage: Man of Red, White, and Blue” by Brian K. Lowe
"Doc Con 17 Report" by Glenn Horner

Doc Savage comicbook story: "In the Heart of Thunder Island" from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2, October 1940
  This is the 3rd part of the adaptation of THE LAND OF TERROR which began in SHADOW COMICS #3 and continued in DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1.
"The Sinister Shadow"  Review by Howard Wright
News Update

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, Kevin Duncan, and Joe DeVito.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 Issues Overseas

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

 Send orders and  back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 2: TARZAN VS. THE BARBARIANS HC - Arriving in comic shops April 1!
(Writer) Don Garden (Art/Cover) Burne Hogarth

The world-famous comic strip, restored and collected for the first time in its entirety! The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate that collects the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century, Burne Hogarth, reprints the final groups of strips written by Don Garden, who also collaborated with Hal Foster. The restorations are by the renowned comic strip restorer, Peter Maresca, who also worked on Titan's critically acclaimed Flash Gordon volumes. The volume contains an illustrated introduction by comics artist Thomas Yeates, who worked on Tarzan: The Beckoning and recalls his meetings with Burne Hogarth and the inspiration Hogarth gave him. Collects the stories "Tarzan and the Peoples of the Sea and the Fire," "Tarzan against Dagga Ramba," "Tarzan and the Fatal Fountain," and "Tarzan and the Barbarians," originally published between 1940 and 1943.

Hardcover, 10x14, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95





CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



Crime's Last Stand [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
By Tom Johnson

In this debut adventure of the masked hero, will evil win out? Blood covers the streets as gangsters kill indiscriminately.

As a little boy lies helpless in the hospital, a new paladin takes up arms to bring the killers to justice.

Can even the great Masked Avenger survive the final battle with the city's underworld when crime makes its last stand?


Kindle Price:    $0.99



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - THE RETURN OF THE CONTINENTAL OP (1946)  - New!
Book Gallery: THE CONTIENTAL OP  - New!
The Continental Op stars in his first novel(?): BLOOD MONEY  - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE CONTINENTAL OP (Part 2)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: THE CONTINENTAL OP (Part 1)  - New!
THE CONTINENTAL OP (1945, 1946) by Dashiell Hammett  - New!
Coming Soon: The ARGOSY LIBRARY from Altus Books  - New!
Forgotten Books: THE CONTINENTAL OP (1974) by Dashiell Hammett
"The Continental Opposite" in AHMM
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY
A Recycled Forgotten Book: DEAD AT THE TAKE-OFF by Lester Dent
Pulp Gallery: DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE (1942-43)



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Lesson at Luichow" by Michael Cates from SKY FIGHTERS, Spring, 1948
Navigator Rick Lambert, who washed out in Ground School but thinks he can fly, suddenly gets his chance for glory!
"High Windows" by Henry H. Curran from SHORT STORIES, January 10, 1949
Funny How Some People Are Always Suspicious of the Man Who Cleans the Windows!
"Double Dynamite" by Charles Smith from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Patrolman Tom Parden Uncovers All the Angles in a Death Triangle!




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.


November 2014
In Writings
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. - "The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the original Stanley Wood illustrations.  Also included are translated words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

October 2014
In Writings
After over a year of research, we are (finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview of  author George Allan England.
It all starts with  George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.

This is followed by England's first published story written at the time he decided to become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Also included are an introduction and afterword by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.

In the months to come, we will be adding additional stories and articles both by, and about, England, many of which have never been reprinted since their original publication.


September 2014
In Writings
The fourth chronicle of Don Q., How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant translations of foreign words and phrases, and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.

August 2014
In Writings
A delightful story of love, murder and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine.  Also included are the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2014
In Writings
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few month  s, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


THE FIFTH HEART - Now available!
 by Dan Simmons

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character.

This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?

Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $28.00



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th
!

Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.  FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction magazine was published.  In fact, at that point it was not even called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.” 

On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by Mankind.  The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one of the moons of Saturn.  That garishly colored issue would capture the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves.  Over the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio plays, and so much more.

The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and the people who made it, in exhaustive detail.  Over the next 10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field on a scale never attempted before.  The initial welcome has been quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published as a print magazine. 

As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds to do just that.  The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th.  If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles.  Please come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.  To find out all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:


The website for FUTURES PAST magazine is:    http://www.sfhistory.net

About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters in Library Sciences from Indiana University.  He has paid his dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant, and is an avid amateur photographer. 

 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Girasol Collectables
Pre-release Special: $130 with free shipping within North America, overseas please add $10.
Offer valid until April 30th, 2015.  Release date: May 30, 2015


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.







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As the original "space girl", Wilma is the archetype for the many heroines of science-fiction and fantasy. With her clever mind, adventurous spirit and trusty “rocket pistol”, Wilma Deering has defied gravity and the stereotypical “damsel in distress” since the 1920s.

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Hippocampus Press
H. P. Lovecraft: Letters to Robert Bloch and Others
Coming in May!

H. P. Lovecraft’s generous tutelage of younger literary colleagues earned him their lifelong devotion and admiration. Few profited more by his assistance than Robert Bloch, who went on to become the celebrated author of Psycho and other classic works of horror and suspense. Establishing a correspondence with Lovecraft when he was sixteen, Bloch learned so much about the craft of writing—and about other matters—that he later stated: “Lovecraft was my university.”

This volume brings together Lovecraft’s complete extant correspondence with Bloch as well as with such other young writers, editors, and fans of the 1930s as Kenneth Sterling (who collaborated with Lovecraft on “In the Walls of Eryx”), Donald A. Wollheim (editor of the Phantagraph and a leading figure in science fiction in the decades that followed), Willis Conover (whose Lovecraft at Last is one of the most poignant books ever written about the Providence writer), and others.

As in all previous volumes in the Collected Letters series, these letters have been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. Also included are many rare and pertinent writings by the various correspondents, which shed light on their relationship to Lovecraft. An exhaustive bibliography and a comprehensive index conclude the volume.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
548 pages
ISBN 978-1-61498-137-4

$25.00


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE LORDS OF QUARMALL
by Fritz Leiber & Harry Fischer


FANTASTIC Editorial, January 1964
Old friends of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser may be surprised to see a byline on their story in this issue that reads-"By Fritz Leiber and Harry Fischer." "Who," you are saying, "is Harry Fischer? Some Johnny-come-lately trying to horn in on Leiber's master-characters?"

Well, hardly. According to Fritz himself, Harry Fischer is the inventor of Fafhrd and the Mouser. And this is indeed a tale in itself, and one with which we shall acquaint you here and now, in the words of Leiber himself:

"Harry and I met in 1930 at the University of Chicago, became fast friends, and have been friends ever since. We had in common enthusiasms for fencing, chess, bridge, drama, and fantasy literature. In our correspondence we often extemporized fragments of fantasy. One day I got a letter from Harry inventing two characters. He wrote: 'All do fear the one known as the Gray Mouser. He walks with swag-ger 'mongst the bravos, though he's but the stature of a child. His costume is all of grey. His weapons [are called] Cat's Claw and Scalpel . . . Fafhrd was full seven feet of height. His wrist . . . was thick as a hero's ankle . . . . His mouth smiled as he fingered the ponderous hilt of a huge longsword.' "

From this beginnning, Fischer and Leiber utilized Fafhrd and the Mouser in their dreams and fantasy fragments. In 1937 Fischer wrote about 10,000 words of a novel to be called The Lords of Quarmall, a subterranean kingdom Leiber had invented as part of the land of Nehwon. But the fragment languished for 25 years. During this time Leiber wrote other sagas of Lankhmar, and Fischer put aside the fantasy world to become a successful businessman.

A year ago, however, Leiber visited Fischer and suggested that he (Leiber) finish Quarmall. So Fritz took the original 10,000 words, plotted and wrote over twice as many more, and-lo! the result begins on page [1].

Trade Paperback:
144 pages
$12.95

 
 
John Carter of Mars (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): The First Five Novels - Now available!

Interplanetary perils and swashbuckling adventures on the Red Planet await you in John Carter of Mars, a thrilling trio of science fantasy novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Written during the heyday of the pulp fiction era, these bestselling, epic blends of derring-do and dazzling romance permanently remapped the terrain of fantasy and science fiction.

A Princess of Mars introduces officer John Carter, transported magically from Earth to Mars and plunged immediately into intrigues embroiling the Martian races. In the following novels The Gods of Mars,The Warlord of Mars, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars, Burroughs elaborates his colorful vision of Mars as a home to fantastic fauna, airborne pirates, and battling tribes of nomadic, four-armed green Martian giants and city-dwelling red Martians.

Already a seasoned swordsman, Carter becomes an even fiercer warrior, unfettered by the planet’s lesser gravity. Thrust into one deadly battle after another as he seeks to woo the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, John Carter of Mars magnificently meets his destiny as science fiction’s first larger-than-life hero.This edition of the first five novels in the John Carter of Mars saga is a distinguished new addition to Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, decorative endpapers, and a colorful satin-ribbon bookmark. Collectible and durable, these volumes should be the cornerstones of every home library.


ISBN-13: 9781435158078
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Format: Leather Bound
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)
$18.00





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES
- New!
Altus Press Launches the ARGOSY Library
The PCA/ACA Conference: Where Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY Will Get Some Respect

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LOVE STORY MAGAZINE
New Site. New Look. Same Pulpy Content.


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

HIGH ADVENTURE Series 3 - New!
The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction
Lone Ranger: Archival Documents
Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes


Mike Hammer: Kill Me, Darling - Now available!
by Mickey Spillane  (Author), Max Allan Collins  (Author)


The course of true love never did run smooth for PI Mike Hammer. His secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him without explanation, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered, an old cop who once worked with Velda on the NYPD Vice Squad. What’s more, Mike’s pal Captain Pat Chambers has discovered that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn.

Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a horse-faced newspaperman and a local police detective. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan, and Mike’s ex turning gun moll in Florida?


Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
List Price: $22.99



New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird - Now available!
by John Langan, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Charles Stross, Paula Guran

Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Prime Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $16.95




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  

PS Publishing
The latest three volumes in PS Publishing's series of illustrated Lovecraft are now available.

The books look fantastic and are chock full of Pete Von Sholly's sumptuous illustrations along with additional material from a host of Lovecraft luminaries such as S. T. Joshi, Paul Montelone, W. H. Pugmire, Brian Yuzna, Robert W. Chambers, Irvin S. Cobb, Robert M. Price, John Martin Leahy and Pete Von Sholly himself.


The Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  January 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 114
ISBN  978-1-848637-34-4

SYNOPSIS
Lovecraft’s masterpiece of age-spanning beings, a modern man’s experience in their prehistoric realm and the soul-shattering revelation of humanity’s true place in the cosmos.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
The Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft
The Vanity of Existence in “The Shadow out of Time” by Paul Montelone
The Shadow out of Plastic by Pete Von Sholly
“The Shadow out of Time” as Lovecraftian Horror by W. H. Pugmire



The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 144
ISBN  978-1-848637-35-1

SYNOPSIS
A New England town with hideous secrets lurking in its darkened houses and a dreadful connection with an undersea race whose blood they share.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Foreword by Brian Yuzna
The Shadow over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft
The Shadow over the Shadow by Pete Von Sholly
The Harbor-Master by Robert W. Chambers
Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb
Fish Schticks by Robert M. Price




At The Mountians of Madness  by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 144
ISBN  978-1-848637-36-8

SYNOPSIS
Cosmic horror broods and festers in the unexplored frozen wastes while a doomed expedition into a crumbling metropolis stirs the things still lurking in the caverns below.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft
Frozen Horrors by Pete Von Sholly
In Amundsen’s Tent by John Martin Leahy
On “In Amundsen’s Tent” by John Martin Leahy by S. T. Joshi
The Occupant of the Tent by Robert M. Price






Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer - New!
Tarzan and The Gods of Opar Part One by Mike Grell
Weird Tales Collection Magazine from Adventure House
The Outpost by H.P. Lovecraft
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Totem and Taboo by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Trail of Crosses - New!
Omari And The People - New!
The Argosy Library From ALTUS PRESS
Breaking Ties
The Death Tower
Memories

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

George Allan England - The Mermaid - New!
Argosy reprints from Altus Press
RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett. A sad day for all of us.
Sidney Herschel Small - Author, Traveller  
Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine
Google Books scans of pulp magazines



PULP MACABRE: THE ART OF LEE BROWN COYE'S FINAL AND DARKEST ERA HC
Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

(Writer) Mike Hunchback, Caleb Braaten (Art & Cover) Lee Brown Coye

No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.


Not available in Germany.

Hardcover, 220 pages, B&W, $39.95




The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: The Black Beetle - New!
Review: Dime Novel Cover Series - New!
Pulp comics: Lobster Johnson
‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 16
Fanzine update: ‘Bronze Gazette’ #71-73
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #76
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#5 Cavern of the Damned - August 1934

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.


In 1934, with Hitler consolidating power in Germany and the Japanese Empire on the rise in Asia, young pulp publisher Harry Steeger decided that the American public was ready for a magazine chronicling the exploits of an undercover agent dedicated to defending the United States from foreign aggressors. With his editors, Steeger came up with a title, Secret Service Operator #5, and a cover depicting a masked terrorist fleeing an exploding White House. Over this loomed the resourceful hero, blazing away with a .45 automatic. His job: to defeat a new invasion of the United States—every month!

Aided by a small group of trusted assistants, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.

From the August, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine comes Cavern of the Damned.

Secretly, behind closed doors and guarded portals, the mysterious Black Power of Zaava spread its hidden terror throughout America. What evil force was behind the destruction of churches; the wholesale disappearance of entire congregations? What sinister spell had fallen upon American men and women to make them hurl themselves into white-hot flaming furnaces? A trap worse than death is laid for Operator 5 when, in a final effort to combat this monstrous hidden power, he makes his way alone into the Cavern of the Damned!

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit—and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.

Read by Milton Bagby with single-minded intensity.

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
Desper Hollow Audiobook
by Elizabeth Massie

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


It begins when hardheaded mountain matriarch Granny Mustard decides she wants to live forever, but is killed before she can achieve her goal. Her slow-witted but equally hardheaded granddaughter Jenkie decides to pick up the ball and run with it. She takes Granny's unperfected immortality moonshine recipe, a socially-inept friend named Bink, and her wild dreams of fame and fortune to an abandoned trailer up in Desper Hollow.

 
But slow-witted doesn't stand a chance against the terrible power that Granny unleashed. Jenkie's experiments worsen the troubles with Granny's original recipe. Now, it brings dead critters and a few stray dead folks back to a state of hungry, vicious, mindless animation. Soon, a stash of the living dead is locked up in the back of the Jenkie's trailer, emitting a howling heard that has herd that has Jenkie terrified. And Armistead, one of the red-eyed living dead, seems way too alert for comfort.
 
Mountain resident Kathy Shaw and Hollywood pitchman Jack Carroll, who is looking for the next hit reality show, find themselves caught up in the growing horror surrounding Desper Hollow. They can't avoid it and must face it head on. So must Armistead, who fights the fog of his ghastly condition to discover the truth of who he really is.
 
Praise for the Fiction of Elizabeth Massie
 
“Massie’s sharp observations and eye for detail bring her characters to life.” — Publishers Weekly
 
“Elizabeth Massie is personally one of my favorite authors. Her writing is true, heartfelt, and wildly original. She is one of the greats.” — Bentley Little, author of Dispatch, The Collection, The Return, The Disappearance
 
“Elizabeth Massie can be every bit as creepy as Roald Dahl in his more disturbing adult short stories.” — The Argus Leader
 
“(Massie’s) abundant talent, but moreover, her sensitivity and humanity and her passion… it’s more than a gift, it is her essence.” — Brian Hodge, author of Oasis, Wild Horses, Picking the Bones
 
“Massie is the reigning champion of the modern Southern Gothic. She is a master.” — Garrett Peck, Gauntlet
 
7 hours - $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives
New line of art prints coming soon!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices. Until now!
 
Working with Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I, Bob Weinberg, will be selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These will be printed full color. They won’t be cheap but they will cost in most cases less than one tenth of one percent of the actual value of the original! These prints will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art. We hope to begin offering these special items in April, so keep watching this newsletter for more details.

Bob & Doug & Tom

Radio Archives
 
Doc Savage, Volume 11
features two exciting 1936 thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson. First, the Man of Bronze battles Var, a faceless fiend whose sinister pronouncements threaten destruction through the eerie "Cold Death." Then, Doc Savage becomes embroiled in a desperate race to Antarctica to block "The South Pole Terror." This reprint showcases the classic color pulp cover by Walter Baumhofer, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, and historical articles by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint - Specially priced until April 9th - $0.99



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #105: Revolt Of The Underworld
Never had Richard Wentworth faced more overwhelming odds — or more certain defeat! For the Fox, imported by a gigantic Underworld combine to destroy the Spider, struck in vicious Axis fashion, leaving America’s great crime crusader destitute and dying! Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #56: Aces Wild!
The thrilling saga of the 38th — the wings of Aces Wild! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.





Ramble House
Now available!

THE EVIL OF LI-SIN
And Other Stories

 Gerald Verner writing as Nigel Vane
Introduced by John Pelan
Afterword and Bibliography by Chris Verner
Dancing Tuatara Press #54

 
This special omnibus volume brings back into print The Menace of Li-Sin and The Vengeance of Li-Sin, Gerald Verner's two novels featuring the character Li-Sin, whose mission is to retrieve the sacred Black Idol and wreak revenge on its desecrators. The crimes of Li-sin and his gang present the self-appointed sleuth Dr. James Hartley, along with Scotland Yard and the local constabulary, with a remarkable challenge.

This Dancing Tuatara Press edition is introduced by John Pelan, and Chris Verner, the author's son, has contributed an in-depth Afterword and a comprehensive Bibliography of Gerald Verner's writings, including the many books originally published under pseudonyms.

Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

HOMICIDE HOUSE and Other Stories
 Volume #6 in the Day Keene in the Detective Pulps Series
 by Day Keene

 With an Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff
 
These nine stories by Day Keene from the pulps were chosen by John Pelan, who has several more collections planned.
Each of the 6 collections so far has been introduced by a major player in the detective fiction field, such as Ed Gorman, Bill Crider, David Laurence Wilson or Robert J. Randisi, and now it's Richard A. Lupoff's turn.
 
The stories in this collection are: 
HOMICIDE HOUSE
MY LITTLE GYPSY CHEAT-HEART
JOHNNY COME DEADLY
MURDER IN PARADISE
MARRIED TO MURDER!
IF A BODY MEET A BODY—
SHE SHALL MAKE MURDER—
THE MAN WHO DIED FOUR TIMES
THREE QUEENS OF THE MAYHEM

 
290 pages.

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket

$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

THE YU-CHI STONE 
by Edmund Snell
 
With an Introduction by John Pelan

 
Ramble House is claiming Edmund Snell as one of its "flagship authors" not only because he's one of the best pulp writers ever, but because he was so prolific and we have so many of his old stories from the tabloid-like thriller mags that preceded the pulps. John Pelan tells you all about it in his introduction as we add this supernatural yarn to other Snell titles as The Back of Beyond, The Crimson Butterfly, Dope and Swastikas, The Finger of Destiny, The Sign of the Scorpion and The White Owl.
 
Written in 1925, The Yu-Chi Stone is one of Edmund Snell's early novels of Yellow Peril.
 
220 pages.
 

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket

$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #10 - Arriving in comic shops April 1!
Alex de Campi (Writer), John Ostrander (Writer), Ron Marz (Writer), Doug Moench (Writer), John Bolton (Art), Richard Clark (Art), Marc Laming (Art), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

This issue is packed from cover to cover with stories by some of comics' greatest creators. Ron Marz teams up with Richard Clark to tell a thrilling tale of human sacrifice and swift justice starring Solomon Kane. Alex de Campi and Marc Laming adapt Howard's famed fable "The Dark Man," and John Ostrander pens a brand-new story starring the Cimmerian swordsman Conan! Plus we reprint the timeless Kull tale "Demon in a Silvered Glass" by Doug Moench and John Bolton!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Blue Face
- New!
House of Ghosts - New!
Q
The Shadow Laughs
The White Skulls
The Ghost Makers

TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOLUME 4 (1974-1979) - Arriving in comic shops April 1!

WINNER OF THE 2014 EISNER AWARD!

In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants' Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips' run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.


Hardcover, Full Color, 296 pages, 11” x 8.5”, $49.99 • 296 pages, On sale January 21






Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Labyrinth - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Nightmare - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar - New!
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Three - New!
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Two - New!
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part One - New!
Francis Stevens (1883-1948)
Clare Winger Harris (1891-1968)
Amelia Reynolds Long (1904-1978)
Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks on the Cover of Weird Tales
Scarecrows


Weirdbook
After a more than 17 year hiatus, Weirdbook is returning in August!

David A. Riley and Douglas Draa are, under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, reviving the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even odd fiction.
The debut issue #31 will appear in August 2015.

In keeping with Weirdbook’s long tradition, the first revival issue will present a never before published cover by none other than Mr. Stephen Fabian himself.

Submissions are now open!
http://weirdbook-magazine.com/submissions/

David A. Riley: Publisher and Senior Editor
Douglas Draa: Managing and Fiction Editor
Paul Ganley: Editor emeritus

David A. Riley is a Horror author and publisher and Douglas Draa is an author and former on-line editor for Weird Tales Magazine.




White Rocket Books
Now available!

THE SHATTERING

THE SHATTERING sets the galaxy aflame!
Van Allen Plexico’s monumental Military SF/Space Opera saga arrives in massive omnibus edition!


White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback of a single, monumental , 700-page volume collecting all three of Van Allen Plexico’s epic THE SHATTERING novels.
In the spirit of Warhammer 40,000 and the Horus Heresy! Three mighty legions of super-soldiers converge upon Sacred Terra as demons, aliens, gods and men clash and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance!

Hordes of aliens under the dark lord Goraddon's diabolical control have swept across the worlds of Man, leaving only death and destruction in their wake. Humanity's greatest champions are striking back, hurling giant mechs, hovertanks, starfleets and legions of super-soldiers at the foe. But not all allies are what they seem to be, and treachery awaits at the most critical moment.
“Not since Frank Herbert’s DUNE books has there been such an intricately plotted space saga that echoes all the action of the early days of science fiction yet is tempered with the talented sensibilities of a modern day pulp adventure. Plexico is the master of Space Opera.” --Pulp Fiction Reviews

THE SHATTERING Omnibus includes all three novels in the galaxy-shattering Gothic SF adventure that began with the 2014 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE, continued with the critically acclaimed LEGION II: SONS OF TERRA, and concluded with 2015 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION.  Here we see the fallout from the war of the gods in LUCIAN, and the growing crisis that will lead to the creation of HAWK and the other Hands of the Machine.  Futuristic armies clash, godlike beings manipulate empires, and the gateway to the Underverse is reopened, unleashing slavering demonic hordes upon an unsuspecting galaxy!

“Intrigue, betrayal, and plenty of action and adventure!” –Doug Dandridge, author of the Exodus: Empires at War series.

“Most know me for my Sentinels superhero novels,” says Plexico, “but there’s nothing I love better than galaxy-spanning cosmic conflict with vast starfleets, planetary invasions, hordes of horrific aliens, high-tech armies and even gods and demons thrown in. And if you’ve read my LUCIAN or HAWK novels, you’ll find a whole lot of secrets revealed and many mysteries resolved in these pages.”
This omnibus volume features gorgeous cover art by artist Mike Jackson.

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 10-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.
THE SHATTERING Omnibus is a $24.95, 6 x 9”, 704-page trade paperback from White Rocket Books.


Each of the three volumes is also available individually as $3.99 ebooks on Kindle.

ISBN-13:  978-0692021460   

On Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Shattering-Omnibus-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0692021469

See the entire Shattering/Legions saga at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering/



COLD LIGHTNING

COLD LIGHTNING kicks off all-new stories in the “Shattering” universe!

First in a new series of “quick reads” set in the Space Opera universe of the acclaimed Shattering/Legions books!

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release on Kindle of the first in a new series of “quick read” novellas by Van Allen Plexico, set in the same universe as his acclaimed and Novel of the Year finalist books, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE and LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION, as well as HAWK and LUCIAN—and priced at only 99 cents!

Two commanders and their special ops teams in a race against time --through a deep, dark maze filled with death!

On the orders of legendary soldier Arnem Agrippa, Major Selim Iksander ("The Lightning") races against time and against his rival, Major Yevgeni Vostok ("The Cold") , through a labyrinthine maze deep beneath the fortress-world of Candis. At his side are four carefully selected allies-- a star pilot, a cleric, a Marine and a Ninja-like stealth warrior--ready to handle anything Vostok can throw at them. But more powerful entities have awakened-- and now the dark tunnels in the bowels of the fortress-world have become a death trap from which none of them may escape alive.

"Intrigue, betrayal and plenty of action!"  --Doug Dandridge, author of Exodus: Empires at War, on the Shattering saga.

 “Plexico is the master of Space Opera.” --Pulp Fiction Reviews

COLD LIGHTNING begins the new “Legion Chronicles” series of 99 cent novellas from White Rocket Books and opens up a whole new arena of adventures in Plexico’s popular Space Opera/Military SF New Pulp series.

“Readers have demanded more adventures by the men and women of the mighty Imperial Legions from the Shattering novels,” says Plexico, “and rather than make them wait a year or more for another big novel, we decided to create an entirely new series of “quick reads” and get them out in a more timely fashion—and for less than a buck a piece. This is the first one up, and I think it’s a doozy!”

COLD LIGHTNING is a 99 cent Kindle ebook and a Limited Edition Hardcover from White Rocket Books.

Kindle ASIN:  B00UPLUZZY

On Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Lightning-Legion-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00UPLUZZY

In Hardcover: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering

See all the Shattering/Legions books at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering


White Rocket Books





 ‘X-Files’ returning to Fox for six episodes - Coming soon!

Fox announced that “The X-Files” is returning for a special six-episode “event.”
Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both back to play Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, those FBI agents who always got a little too close to the truth.
It is unclear if any of the famous X-Files alumni, including former exec producers Frank Spotnitz, Howard Gordon and Vince Gilligan, would be involved.

No premiere date was announced.
Production is expected to begin this Summer.





20 March 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY 2015 SCHEDULE
For the third year in a row, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con is hosting a five hour block devoted to the New Pulp Movement to be held on Sunday April 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Eighteen of today’s finest New Pulp writers and artists will be participating in both panels and readings.  Here is the official schedule.

10:00 to 11:00 AM
PANEL – HP Lovecraft & Horror Pulps
Moderator – Rick Lai
Panelists - Tommy Hancock, Wayne Reinagel, Rich Harvey, Gene Moyers, Adam Garcia

11:00 to 11:15 AM
Reading # 1 – Gene Moyers

11:15 to 11:30 AM
Reading # 2 - Ron Fortier

11:30 to 11:45 AM
Reading # 3 - Tommy Hancock

11:45 to NOON
Reading # 4 - Wayne Reinagel

NOON to 1:00 PM
PANEL – Art in the Pulps.
Moderator – Rob Davis
Panelists - David C. Smith, Fred Adams Jr., Lance Stahlberg, David White, Tim Bruckner

1:00 to 1:15 PM
Reading # 5 - Fred Adams Jr.

1:15 to 1:30 PM
Reading # 6 - Rick Lai

1:30 to 1:45 PM
Reading # 7 - Gordon Dymowski

1:45 to 2:00 PM
Reading # 8 - Michael Black

2:00 to 3:00 PM
PANEL – What’s Next? The Changing Face of Genre Fiction
Moderator – Tommy Hancock
Panelists - Gordon Dymowski, Dale Cozort, Alan J. Porter, Michael Black, Andy Fix

WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.  New participants, edgy topics. Come and have your say!

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 7th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 9th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Paolo Bacigalupi
Friday, April 10th, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 10th, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 10th, 3 - 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)

61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.



ALTERED STATES: THE SHADOW #1 - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Ivan Rodriguez (Cover) Billy Tan

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If!

The Shadow’s living soul is ripped out of time and space and transported to a violent dimension where his powers and abilities will be tested to the breaking point. The Shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men, but there are worse things in the universe than man…


32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99






Altus Press Announces The Argosy Library
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts

Altus Press has announced the premiere of its new line of books: The Argosy Library series. Founded at the end of the Nineteenth Century by publishing tycoon Frank A. Munsey, Argosy Magazine quickly became one of the most popular—and prestigious—fiction magazines of its day and spawned a publishing revolution. Known as one of the most literate pulp magazines, Argosy published thousands of short stories and novels, many of which features some of the most influential series characters in popular fiction. With the inauguration of The Argosy Library, Altus Press plans to bring back into print the best of the Frank A. Munsey Company, sourced from its suite of sibling titles such as Argosy, The All-Story, and Flynn’s Detective Fiction Weekly, among others.

The Argosy Library expects to showcase the varied mix of genres that made Argosy one of the most popular pulps of all time, and Series 1 does just that by showcasing adventure, mystery, western, science fiction, fantasy, and crime stories by some of Munsey’s most popular authors such as Lester Dent, W. Wirt, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, George F. Worts, and Theodore Roscoe, among others.

The Argosy Library will be released in series of ten books at a time—in matching trade dress—and will be available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook editions. In addition to being available separately, each series of releases can be purchased as a single, heavily-discounted set.  Series 1 of The Argosy Library is expected to be released in May.


GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
Introduction by Will Murray


The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash.
In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn’t have Aladdin’s lamp—but he doesn’t really need it….

Never before reprinted, it’s the longest novel Lester Dent ever published, and one of the most famous.

This edition restores text cut from its original publication.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

271 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




WHEN TIGERS ARE HUNTING: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF CORDIE, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, VOLUME 1
by W. Wirt


The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew were among Argosy’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance.

Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his first nine adventures.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

240 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE SWORDSMAN OF MARS by Otis Adelbert Kline

Harry Thorne, explorer and swordsman, had scarcely more than heard of the Red Planet, Mars—when an amazing thing happened….
Otis Adelbert Kline is well-known as one of the best fantasy/adventure contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This edition is sourced from the original magazine text and includes all of the original illustrations.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

237 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE SHERLOCK OF SAGELAND: THE COMPLETE TALES OF SHERIFF HENRY, VOLUME 1
by W.C. Tuttle, Introduction by Sai Shankar


Once voted Adventure Magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running,
and most popular series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy.

Collected here are the first four stories.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

269 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




GONE NORTH by Charles Alden Seltzer

When Jim Fallon started for the Hudson Bay country, he wasn’t sure whether he was on a man-hunt or a wild goose chase—but he found his quest was fraught with real enough peril.
Among the best novels ever written by one of Argosy’s most popular authors.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

220 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




THE MASKED MASTER MIND by George F. Worts

One of Argosy’s most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

265 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




BALATA by Fred MacIsaac

Trees of living gold in the Amazon jungles, guarded by alligators, poisoned darts and rival hunters—such was the lodestone that drew an American expedition, and the unwilling Pete Holcomb….

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

216 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




BRETWALDA by Philip Ketchum

’Twas the mightiest weapon the eyes of man had ever beheld; its mystic name meant “Ruler of Briton.”
And from over the Northern Sea came a Viking’s thrall—the only man in the world who could wield that fearsome steel—to save good King Alfred and the homeland he scarce remembered.

 Collecting—for the first time—all 12 stories of the Bretwalda saga.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

479 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



DRAFT OF ETERNITY  by Victor Rousseau

A groundbreaking science fiction, post-apocalyptic & time travel classic from the early days of The All-Story by an underrated writer.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

183 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



FOUR CORNERS, VOLUME 1 by Theodore Roscoe

Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners….
Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

201 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Savings From Altus Press!

We're celebrating a number of new releases by giving everyone a chance to save a few bucks.
Until March 31, 2015, use coupon code march10off to take an additional 10% off our already discounted prices.
It'll work on anything on www.altuspress.com.
So head on over now & save... and don't forget we offer free shipping on softcover orders.



Altus Press
Now available!

 
Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Rob Preston


Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics.

With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order.

Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

368 pages / $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem, Clint Morgan, Clive Trent,
Jerome Severs Perry, Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $15.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
 during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
by H. Bedford-Jones


Vincent Connor—to all simply a wealthy playboy—but his “play” was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

175 pages / $13.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4
by Gordon MacCreagh


"Anything can happen in Africa!"--that's the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana.
Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Collecting the last four stories: "A Man to Kill," "Slaves of Ethiopia," "Strong as Gorillas," and "Blood and Steel."

206 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3
by J. Allan Dunn


The end of the saga!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.

282 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Coming to comic shops in June!

DOC SAVAGE: THE NEW ADVENTURES: THE ICE GENIUS SC
(Writer) Lester Dent & Various (Cover) Joe Devito

When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning: "IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!" Who is this monster? Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men? Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks free from his icy tomb?

Softcover, 6x9, 446 pages, B&W, $24.95


DOC SAVAGE: THE NEW ADVENTURES: THE ICE GENIUS is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151948.




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE WHISPERER Volume 7: "The Death Roses," "Murder Brotherhood" & "Afraid to Die"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of the original 1936-37 pulp series by DOC SAVAGE's Lawrence Donovan writing as "Clifford Goodrich" that inspired BATMAN's first supporting character! First, an ingeniously concealed map holds the answer Police Commissioner James Gordon needs to stop flower-festooned serial slayings in "The Death Roses." Then, The Whisperer invades China Hill to smash the weird "Murder Brotherhood." Finally, it's up to The Whisperer to discover why a philosophical Asian was "Afraid to Die" in a novelette by Alan Hathway from the back pages of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE! BONUS: Classic illustrated adventures of The Whisperer and Norgil the Magician from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by John Newton Howitt and Tom Lovell, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-162-2  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

DOC SAVAGE Classic Superpack #1 - The "Fortress of Solitude" Collection
Sanctum Books collects all eight thrill-packed pulp novels from its first four DOC SAVAGE trade paperbacks in a deluxe collector's set. The Man of Bronze battles his greatest enemy in "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis," revives an ancient evil in "Resurrection Day" and explores "The Land of Always-Night" and "Mad Mesa." Doc Savage is captured by one of his strangest foes in "Repel," battles murderous terrorists in "Death in Silver" and returns to the secret source of his wealth in "The Golden Peril." BONUS: Full-color replicas of the rare 1930s Doc Savage premium portraits. This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer, Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke; the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, a foreword by Peter David and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-177-6 Softcover, 7x10, 512 pages, B&W, $39.95

DOC SAVAGE CLASSIC SUPERPACK #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151949.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

THE SHADOW Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 96 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151950.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

THE SPIDER Volume 7: "The Flame Master" & "Overlord of the Damned"
The pulp's most murderous crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page. Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to end mass slaughter and save his beloved city from "The Flame Master." Then, with Nita held hostage and Commissioner Kirkpatrick enslaved by a criminal mastermind, The Spider wages his lone war against the acid-spraying "Overlord of the Damned." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-179-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 7 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151951.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!

Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in a matter of days.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

As an introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th


Titles include:

    * Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
    * Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    * Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
    * My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
    * Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.












Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!

Coming in April!

THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.

Source: BNT EDitorial Comments



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


THE PURPLE EYE by William Corcoran

Next in the series is what Ed Hulse believes to be one of the unsung great pulp yarns of the early Thirties, originally published in a 1933 issue of the Popular Publications magazine DIME MYSTERY BOOK. Written by William Corcoran and titled The Purple Eye, it’s a 60,000-word novel that could very well have been the template for later hero pulps from Harry Steeger’s Popular. Corcoran is largely forgotten today, but he was a successful fictioneer who wrote for most of the major detective pulps (BLACK MASK, DETECTIVE STORY, and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY among them), the top anthology pulps (including ARGOSY, SHORT STORIES, and ADVENTURE, which he briefly edited), and some of the best slicks (LIBERTY, COSMOPOLITAN, and THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE).
 
The Purple Eye has as its protagonist one of those globe-trotting millionaire adventurers so common in the hero pulps. Wayne Saxon returns to New York City from a round-the-world trip to find his home town terrorized by a crime cult, The Brotherhood of Baktuun, headed by the brilliant but seldom-seen Purple Eye. The police prove unable to halt the Brotherhood’s depredations, and Saxon combats the Eye’s murderous followers with the aid of a vigilante band known as The Secret Hundred. The Purple Eye moves like a runaway train and crackles with action, and after reading it you’ll wonder why this glittering little gem isn’t better known by pulp aficionados.


Source: BNT EDitorial Comments



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Upcoming Classic Pulp Reprints!


ALIAS THE THUNDERBOLT, THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR, and THE SPIDER SPINS HIS WEB
by Johnston McCulley


Coming later this year is a Johnston McCulley Collection, three volumes of crime and mystery yarns written by the creator of Zorro and originally published in Street & Smith’s DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE. Murania Press has chosen novel-length compilations of novelettes featuring favorite McCulley series characters. These books are Alias The Thunderbolt, The Return of Black Star, and The Spider Spins His Web.

Each volume will include a specially commissioned essay on the prolific author. Thunderbolt and Spider reprint the first three installments of their respective series, while Black Star contains novelettes from that series’ third year.

More information on this trio of books will be available as their publication draws closer.



Finally, this year will see publication of the first “double” volume in the Classic Pulp Reprints line.

Two by Sheehan (that’s just a tentative title) will offer a brace of exemplary short novels written by Perley Poore Sheehan for the Munsey pulps: 1913’s The Copper Princess and 1915’s The Abyss of Wonders. Neither story is easy to categorize, but together they offer enough fantasy, mystery, melodrama, science fiction, and lost-race adventure to satisfy any fan of pulp fiction. Unlike many pulpateers of the Teens, Sheehan wrote in a fresh, vibrant style that makes his novels eminently readable a hundred years after they first saw print.

Two by Sheehan
will also include a long essay covering not only Sheehan’s pulp career but also his long involvement with Hollywood.

The books in our Classic Pulp Reprints line generally sell for $19.95 each, but this one will carry a retail price of $24.95.


Source: BNT EDitorial Comments




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale - New!
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left! - New!
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS 2015 Slate  - New!
Overstock Sale for Serial Fans
Rare and Unique Items Added to Collectibles Section
Speaking of Serials… 
Rare, High-Grade Arkham House Titles and Other Pulp-Related Books Added to Collectibles Page


Bold Venture Press
Now available!

Strictly Poison and Other Stories
by Charles Boeckman

Charles Boeckman's biography often reads like the stuff of pulp fiction. He left home in the early 1940s and became a jazz musician, traveling the country, kicking around between New York City and New Orleans. In between gigs, he purchased a used typewriter and began pounding out hardboiled stories. Eventually, the legendary Popular Publications editor Mike Tilden purchased one of his stories for Detective Tales. After that accomplishment, Boeckman began appearing in Dime Detective, Manhunt, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and many others.

Mr. Boeckman's stories usually focused on sad people trying to escape their dreary lives -- shifty con-artists, embittered detectives and hen-pecked losers. The author's jazz background in jazz music figures into several stories, reaching a two-fisted crescendo.

The twenty-two stories in this anthology were originally published in various pulp magazines -- and now they appear together, wrapped in a breath-taking cover by Robert A. Maguire.

Two of Mr. Boeckman's stories (included in this anthology) have been adapted for television. For ProSe Press, he developed the Johnny Nickle jazz-detective series. Today, he cranks out stories from his Texas home, along with his wife Patti, a formidable author in her own right.





BRAVO FOR ADVENTURE - Coming in June!
By Alex Toth

Alex Toth's magnum opus, collected in its entirety for the first time ever! This deluxe hardcover edition contains all three of The Genius's stories starring Jesse Bravo, knock-about pilot and reluctant swashbuckler, including the original graphic novel that's been out of print for 30 years. Also included are never-before-seen pencil roughs, preliminary drawings, and story fragments, as well as Toth's own coloring samples for an edition that never saw print, and--freed from storage after 40 years--some of the coloring for what was intended to be Bravo's original 1975 first printing in France! The ultimate Bravo for Adventure, published by special arrangement with the Toth family!

Hardcover, 9.5" x 13", Partial Color, 100 pages, $34.99.


BRAVO FOR ADVENTURE is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR150475.




The Bronze Gazette #73 (March 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage: Man of Red, White, and Blue” by Brian K. Lowe
"Doc Con 17 Report" by Glenn Horner

Doc Savage comicbook story: "In the Heart of Thunder Island" from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2, October 1940
  This is the 3rd part of the adaptation of THE LAND OF TERROR which began in SHADOW COMICS #3 and continued in DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1.
"The Sinister Shadow"  Review by Howard Wright
News Update

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, Kevin Duncan, and Joe DeVito.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 Issues Overseas

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

 Send orders and  back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #24 - Coming in June!
Joshua Williamson (WRITER), Miguel Sepulveda (ART), Javier Mena (COLOR), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Facing the greatest threat in the world—the unstoppable madman known as the Archon—Captain Midnight and his allies need an ace in the hole to help pull out a victory! Thankfully, Cap has a plan . . . but will it be enough to stop the Archon when everything else has failed?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale June 24

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #24 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR150021.




CONAN THE AVENGER #12 - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

With an evil sorcerer standing in his way and an enemy army approaching on the horizon, Conan must make a choice with dire consequences. Was the treasure he fought so hard for worth the price he’s paid?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50








CONAN THE AVENGER #15 - Coming in June!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and Natala must fight for their lives in the cursed city of eternal dreamers, Xuthal! When they are separated, Conan faces an army of zealots while Natala must defend herself from torturers and beasts! Can they escape the city alive?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50
, On sale June 24

CONAN THE AVENGER #15 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR150052.



CONAN / RED SONJA #3 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Fighting together, Conan and Red Sonja must face a king who seeks revenge for their past deeds before they proceed to stop a sorcerer-priest intent on creating a deadly new weapon!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH TP - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt of adventure, demons, and rebellion!
Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale August 5

CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR150053.




‘Crash Ryan’ - Comic Book Movie in Development!

Producer Ryan Heppe has acquired movie rights to the 1984 Marvel Comics series “Crash Ryan” created by Ron Harris.

"Crash Ryan" was a creator-owned title published by Marvel Comics under the Epic Comics banner. Ron Harris wrote, drew and colored the book. He later brought the character back in a four-part story that ran in DARK HORSE PRESENTS.

Producer Ryan Heppe will pen the script with David Cowper. The pair have already written a 50-page outline for the film titled “Crash Ryan and the Eyes of Lemuria,” which they describe as a “steampunk-inspired fusion of Indiana Jones and Star Wars.”


CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



Crime's Last Stand [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
By Tom Johnson

In this debut adventure of the masked hero, will evil win out? Blood covers the streets as gangsters kill indiscriminately.

As a little boy lies helpless in the hospital, a new paladin takes up arms to bring the killers to justice.

Can even the great Masked Avenger survive the final battle with the city's underworld when crime makes its last stand?


Kindle Price:    $0.99



DARK DETECTIVES: ADVENTURES OF THE SUPERNATURAL SLEUTHS - Now available!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman's Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour and the eight-part 'Seven Stars' adventure by Kim Newman.

Paperback: 480 pages
List Price: $14.95



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: THE CONTINENTAL OP (1974) by Dashiell Hammett  - New!
"The Continental Opposite" in AHMM  - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY  - New!
A Recycled Forgotten Book: DEAD AT THE TAKE-OFF by Lester Dent
Pulp Gallery: DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE (1942-43)
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1944)
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY ADVENTURES (1935-36)
Overlooked Films: Philip Marlowe in "Blackmailers Don't Shoot"


DJANGO / ZORRO #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Following Zorro’s first appearance at the Archduke’s slave-driven, rail construction site, Django begins to piece together clues that lead him to a startling conclusion…and a fond reminiscence.  Meanwhile, Diego expresses his doubts as to the Archduke’s claim of territorial endowment.  Things come to head when suspicion eventually centers on Django himself, leading to a bloody confrontation and a surprising bit of role reversal.  This must-read series is the first official sequel to any of writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s films with the final script provided by Eisner-award winner, Matt Wagne,r and gorgeous western art by Esteve Polls.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99





EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in August!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)

Burroughs’ 1914 pulp-fantasy epic comes to life in a heart-pounding adventure!

An heir and an inventor take their "Iron Mole" five hundred miles below the earth’s crust to the world of Pellucidar, crossing paths with the evil Mahars, the ape-like Sagoths, and all manner of prehistoric creatures . . . as well as the lovely Dian the Beautiful!

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 104 pages, $14.99, On sale August 19
Limited Hardcoveer, 7" x 10",Full Color, 104 pages, $49.99, On sale August 19


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR150071 (Hardcover).

The Diamond Item Code is APR150072 (Limited hardcover).



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOLUME 3 - Coming in October!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strips from September 1935 through May 1937!
This giant-size third volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

Hardcover, 15" x 20", Full Color, $125.00

List Price: $125.00



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The Fifth Napoleon" from the February 1, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Coming of the Ice" by G. Peyton Wertenbaker from AMAZING STORIES, June, 1926
Dennell has been given the gift of eternal life in the 20th Century, and relates his experiences into the far future.
"What a Shamus!" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1948
Featuring: Willie Klump
When a gun is copped from Willie Klump, The Hawkeye proves he is no chump!
"Long Sam's Coyote Cure" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1947
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
Outlawed rider Littlejohn puts up a fight against odds when he strives to rescue a youngster from a pair of sidewinders!



THE FIFTH HEART - Arriving in book stores March 24!
 by Dan Simmons

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character.

This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?

Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $28.00



Girasol Collectables
Pre-release Special: $130 with free shipping within North America, overseas please add $10.
Offer valid until April 30th, 2015.  Release date: May 30, 2015


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.







The Golden Age - Volume 2
This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

Coming to comic shops in June!

In the days before radio, movies, or television, print was the dominant entertainment media. From roughly 1880 through the 1930s (and slightly beyond) a "Golden Age of Illustration" flourished. Newspapers, magazines, and books were covered with beautiful images, and the illustrators who created the brilliant artwork for these publications were superstars. This glorious new book collects the work of over 211 of the greatest illustrators from the period, presenting their masterworks in beautiful full page, full color reproductions-with every iconic image photographed directly from the original artwork. Produced and edited by the publisher of Illustration Magazine, this book is a collection that no fan of classic illustration art will want to miss.

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.


ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.
Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95

THE GOLDEN AGE VOLUME 2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151900.



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
The next GPCC meeting is Saturday, March 21 at the Muhlenberg Library at 209 West 23 Street (near 7th Avenue).

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


Houdini And Doyle - 10-episode TV series in the works!

A supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini is headed to the TV screen in the U.S., UK and Canada.

Sony Pictures TV has sold the 10-episode series to Fox, the UK’s ITV and Canada’s Shaw Media.

Titled Houdini And Doyle, the drama will go straight to series. The series comes from The Librarian franchise creator David Titcher, House creator David Shore and House writer-producer David Hoselton.

In Houdini And Doyle, two of the great characters of the 20th century — Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker, and Doyle, creator of the world’s greatest detective and a paranormal aficionado — grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant. Although they’re both rich, famous and brilliant, they’re the original odd couple, with Houdini believing in nothing, Doyle in everything.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #10 - Coming in June!

Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Artists featured in issue 10 will include: William Stout, Cynthia Sheppard, Pat Nicolle, Amit Tayal, & Wu Chen


Magazine, Softcover, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99


ILLUSTRATOR'S MAGAZINE #10 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR152028.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST
by Robert E. Howard


QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST - A weird story of Conan the barbarian, and a savage white woman who captained a pirate ship, and a ghastly horror in the jungle.

THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE-A stupen-dous story of Conan the barbarian soldier of for-tune, and a tremendous adventure in the castle of the Black Seers.

This book contains the original texts as they first appeared in Weird Tales pulp magazine as well as all of the original illustrations which accompanied the stories.

Hardcover with dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
188 pages
ISBN 978-1312920835

Hardcover with casewrap cover:
8.25 x 10.5 inch
188 pages

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
188 pages
ISBN 978-1508499633
Imprint: Fiction House Press



JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #8  - Coming in June!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris visit a remote Martian city, where residents are being terrorized by a monstrous, murderous presence. Will the Warlord and Princess of Mars be able to solve the mystery, or will they be blamed for the brutal crimes? More masterful Martian adventures from writer Ron Marz and Eisner-nominated co-writer Ian Edginton, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 24

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #8 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151345
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151346 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151347 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151348 (Subscription variant cover).

 
 
 
 

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #1  - Coming in June!
Covers: Alex Ross, Walter Simonson, Francesco Francavilla, Marc Laming and Barry Kitson.
Writer: Mark Waid Art: Ronilson Freire

Meet Richard Henry Benson–the Avenger! His pallid features forever deadened by a criminal act, he is the ultimate master of disguise and uses his skills to mete out retribution to those who would prey on the innocent! But can even Benson triumph over an Invisible Man…? Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid – who is hotter than ever thanks to his work on Daredevil and Star Wars: Princess Leia – brings his personal favorite pulp hero back to comics with all-new, explosive adventures!

“Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream,” says Waid. “I’ve been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? I’ve been aching to write this story!”


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 3

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151316

Shipping with 4 mixed covers (Ross, Simonson, Francavilla, and Laming).
The Barry Kitson cover is a retailer incentive cover that will be available at some comic shops.





 


KING: JUNGLE JIM #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (CoverChip Zdarsky

IMPOSSIBLE TRANSFORMATION! Who, What, Where, Why, When and How is Jungle Jim? Should our band of Beast-Men and aliens ask for his help? Can he be trusted? Is he on the side of angels? And will he fully commit to wearing pants!? The WEIRDEST corner of the King universe brought to you by PAUL TOBIN (Colder) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men)!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #4 (OF 4) - Coming in June! 
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joyce Chin

In the snowy mountains north of Los Angeles, Lady Rawhide and Lady Zorro reach the end of the trail. They’ve successfully tracked the slavers convoy but their success is short lived as they find themselves surrounded by the slavers and the brothel owner’s gun-girls! Will this snowy mountain pass lead them all home or will it be their final resting place? The epic conclusion to this four part story of babes, blades, and blood!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 17

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #4 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151355.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Altus Press Launches the ARGOSY Library - New!
The PCA/ACA Conference: Where Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY Will Get Some Respect  
- New!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LOVE STORY MAGAZINE - New!
New Site. New Look. Same Pulpy Content. - New!


The Legacy Collection: The Rocketeer
Coming in May!


Take flight with The Rocketeer!

The Rocketeer comes equipped with a removable jetpack for his adventures in flight!

He also comes with two interchangeable heads!  One with his mask and one without.

He may be a stunt pilot by day, but by night he zips through the Los Angeles skyline fighting crime as The Rocketeer!


Funko





Legend of Conan - Shooting begins in Fall 2015!

TheArnoldFans website, which prides itself on having accurate information about all things Arnold, was told by The Legend of Conan producers that this long-awaited sequel to the original 1982 fantasy adventure will shoot in fall 2015.

Production will begin once Arnold Schwarzenegger has finished his worldwide promotional tour for Terminator Genisys.



LE GUIDE HOWARD - Coming April 16!
By Patrice Louinet

More information when available.
This will be in French.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction - New!
Lone Ranger: Archival Documents
Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes


MASKS 2 #3 (OF 8)  - Coming in June!
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Eman Casallos

Peter Cannon AKA Thunderbolt smashes his way into the struggle against the Red Death!

The mysterious villain has plagued the heroes of three different timelines. Her scheming is even more dangerous than anyone could possibly guess, but now the adventures of the masked heroes of the last 80 years are coming together in a way no one could possibly imagine!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 3

MASKS 2 #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151360
(Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151361 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151362 (Subscription variant cover).






Mike Hammer: Kill Me, Darling - Arriving in book stores March 24!
by Mickey Spillane  (Author), Max Allan Collins  (Author)


The course of true love never did run smooth for PI Mike Hammer. His secretary and partner Velda has walked out on him without explanation, and Mike is just surfacing from a four-month bender. But then an old cop turns up murdered, an old cop who once worked with Velda on the NYPD Vice Squad. What’s more, Mike’s pal Captain Pat Chambers has discovered that Velda is in Florida, the moll of gangster and drug runner Nolly Quinn.

Hammer hits the road and drives to Miami, where he enlists the help of a horse-faced newspaperman and a local police detective. But can they find Velda in time? And what is the connection between the murdered vice cop in Manhattan, and Mike’s ex turning gun moll in Florida?


Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
List Price: $22.99



Moonstone Books
Coming in June!

SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK CRY FOR THUNDER PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Joe Gentile (Cover) Doug Klauba

The long-awaited much expanded novelization, with over twice the story, of the critically acclaimed crossover graphic novel! Two of the most unique investigators of all time attempt to untangle the same mystery 100 years apart from each other! The lawless Wild West, the hidden world of Victorian London, the present day hell of Hollywood — there and back again. One of the strangest stories never told!

Softcover, 6x9, 139 pages, B&W, $9.99


SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK: CRY FOR THUNDER  is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR15
1601.

RESOLICITATION: PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED!


Moonstone Books
Coming in June!

Night Hawk: “The Hell Caverns”
Author: Ron Fortier
Cover: Doug Klauba

Moonstone is proud to present a new aerial adventurer by pulpsmith Ron Fortier!

When German Air Command unleashes squadrrons of “Fire Bombers” against helpless French villages, it is up to Nighthawk, the Flying Spy, and his team of aces, to infiltrate the impenetrable Castle Von Scharf and discover the secrets of the Hell Caverns.

To do so, Nighthawk will have to outwit and defeat the beautiful but deadly aviatrix, Marlena von Scharf, the daughter of his greatest foe; the Black Knight.


Softcover, 6x9, 124 pages, B&W, $9.99


NIGHTHAWK: BURNING SKIES  is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151600
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New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird - Arriving in book stores March 24!
by John Langan, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Charles Stross, Paula Guran

Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Prime Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $16.95




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  

THE PHARAOH'S SECRET (The NUMA Files) - Coming November 3!
by Clive Cussler (Author), Graham Brown (Author)


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.


Hardcover, 448 pages
List Price: $28.95



PS Publishing
The latest three volumes in PS Publishing's series of illustrated Lovecraft are now available.

The books look fantastic and are chock full of Pete Von Sholly's sumptuous illustrations along with additional material from a host of Lovecraft luminaries such as S. T. Joshi, Paul Montelone, W. H. Pugmire, Brian Yuzna, Robert W. Chambers, Irvin S. Cobb, Robert M. Price, John Martin Leahy and Pete Von Sholly himself.


The Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  January 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 114
ISBN  978-1-848637-34-4

SYNOPSIS
Lovecraft’s masterpiece of age-spanning beings, a modern man’s experience in their prehistoric realm and the soul-shattering revelation of humanity’s true place in the cosmos.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
The Shadow out of Time by H. P. Lovecraft
The Vanity of Existence in “The Shadow out of Time” by Paul Montelone
The Shadow out of Plastic by Pete Von Sholly
“The Shadow out of Time” as Lovecraftian Horror by W. H. Pugmire



The Shadow Over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 144
ISBN  978-1-848637-35-1

SYNOPSIS
A New England town with hideous secrets lurking in its darkened houses and a dreadful connection with an undersea race whose blood they share.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Foreword by Brian Yuzna
The Shadow over Innsmouth by H. P. Lovecraft
The Shadow over the Shadow by Pete Von Sholly
The Harbor-Master by Robert W. Chambers
Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb
Fish Schticks by Robert M. Price




At The Mountians of Madness  by H. P. Lovecraft
A NOVELLA  by H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2014
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Pete Von Sholly
INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS Pete Von Sholly
INTRODUCTION S.T. Joshi
PAGES 144
ISBN  978-1-848637-36-8

SYNOPSIS
Cosmic horror broods and festers in the unexplored frozen wastes while a doomed expedition into a crumbling metropolis stirs the things still lurking in the caverns below.

CONTENTS
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft
Frozen Horrors by Pete Von Sholly
In Amundsen’s Tent by John Martin Leahy
On “In Amundsen’s Tent” by John Martin Leahy by S. T. Joshi
The Occupant of the Tent by Robert M. Price






Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Tarzan and The Gods of Opar Part One by Mike Grell - New!
Weird Tales Collection Magazine from Adventure House - New!
The Outpost by H.P. Lovecraft
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Totem and Taboo by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Argosy Library From ALTUS PRESS - New!
Breaking Ties - New!
The Death Tower - New!
Memories
Hard Latitudes
Highlighted Author This Week
The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Argosy reprints from Altus Press - New!
RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett. A sad day for all of us.
Sidney Herschel Small - Author, Traveller  
Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine
Google Books scans of pulp magazines



PULP MACABRE: THE ART OF LEE BROWN COYE'S FINAL AND DARKEST ERA HC
Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

(Writer) Mike Hunchback, Caleb Braaten (Art & Cover) Lee Brown Coye

No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.


Not available in Germany.

Hardcover, 220 pages, B&W, $39.95




The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Lobster Johnson - New!
‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 16 - New!
Fanzine update: ‘Bronze Gazette’ #71-73
Review: ‘Steam Man of the West’
Con report: Pulp AdventureCon 2015
Pulp comics: Tom Strong
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films



Radio Spirits
Nick Carter, Master Detective: Chasing Crime 
Now available!

The greatest name in American detective fiction is back! It's Nick Carter, Master Detective with a new collection of classic crime-fighting action.
With Lon Clark in the title role there are eighteen mysteries to solve, eighteen adventures to unravel, and no limit to the thrilling excitement!
The weekly knock on Carter's door brings cases of plagues and poisoned food, suspicious suicides and malicious murders!
Charlotte Mason co-stars as Patsy, with John Kane as "Scubby" Wilson and Ed Latimer as Sergeant "Matty" Mathison.
Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.

Episodes Include:
The Make Believe Murder 07-22-45; The Case of the Sick Statue 08-12-45; The Case of the Vanishing Postman 08-26-45; The Case of the Little Old Ladies 04-23-46; The Case of the Chemical Chickens 04-13-47; The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks 04-20-47; The Case of the Luminous Spots 04-27-47; The Case of the Missing Thumb 05-04-47; The Case of the Jeweled Queen 11-30-47; The Case of the Invisible Treasure 01-25-48; The Case of the Wandering Corpse 02-15-48; The Case of the Littlest Gangster 05-30-48; The Case of the Unexpected Corpse 06-13-48; The Case of the Flowery Farewell 06-20-48; The Case of the Wrong Mr. Wright 10-31-48; The Case of the Vanishing Weapon 09-18-49

Duration: 8 hours
Media: (8) CDs
Price: $31.95




Ramble House
Now available!

THE EVIL OF LI-SIN
And Other Stories

 Gerald Verner writing as Nigel Vane
Introduced by John Pelan
Afterword and Bibliography by Chris Verner
Dancing Tuatara Press #54

 
This special omnibus volume brings back into print The Menace of Li-Sin and The Vengeance of Li-Sin, Gerald Verner's two novels featuring the character Li-Sin, whose mission is to retrieve the sacred Black Idol and wreak revenge on its desecrators. The crimes of Li-sin and his gang present the self-appointed sleuth Dr. James Hartley, along with Scotland Yard and the local constabulary, with a remarkable challenge.

This Dancing Tuatara Press edition is introduced by John Pelan, and Chris Verner, the author's son, has contributed an in-depth Afterword and a comprehensive Bibliography of Gerald Verner's writings, including the many books originally published under pseudonyms.

Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



Ramble House
Now available!

HOMICIDE HOUSE and Other Stories
 Volume #6 in the Day Keene in the Detective Pulps Series
 by Day Keene

 With an Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff
 
These nine stories by Day Keene from the pulps were chosen by John Pelan, who has several more collections planned.
Each of the 6 collections so far has been introduced by a major player in the detective fiction field, such as Ed Gorman, Bill Crider, David Laurence Wilson or Robert J. Randisi, and now it's Richard A. Lupoff's turn.
 
The stories in this collection are: 
HOMICIDE HOUSE
MY LITTLE GYPSY CHEAT-HEART
JOHNNY COME DEADLY
MURDER IN PARADISE
MARRIED TO MURDER!
IF A BODY MEET A BODY—
SHE SHALL MAKE MURDER—
THE MAN WHO DIED FOUR TIMES
THREE QUEENS OF THE MAYHEM

 
290 pages.

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket

$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783



RED SONJA #15 - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Emma Vieceli

The penultimate issue of Red Sonja's epic quest to recover the six greatest artisans in the entire world leads her to single-handedly fight a kingdom to rescue a single Astronomer from execution for heresy! The acclaimed hit run from Gail Simone and Walter Geovani continues!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 7: JULY 1943-MARCH 1944 HC - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
(Writer) Mike W. Barr (Art) George Tuska & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey with the next volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more, and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collecting issues #25-29, July 1943 to March 1944.

Hardcover, 7X10, 320 pages, Full Color, $47.99






THE SHADOW #100: 48-PAGE SPECIAL - Coming in June!
Covers: Matt Wagner and Robert Hack
Writer: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, Victor Gischler and Michael Uslan
Art: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Giovanni Timpano

For 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that crime does not pay.

Join MATT WAGNER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA as they pen, pencil, and ink stories so mesmerizing they don’t even need a girasol!

Also joining us will be The Shadow alumni MICHAEL USLAN, CHRIS ROBERSON, and VICTOR GISCHLER, paired with top artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit!

This is ONE centenarian celebration you WON’T want to miss.


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale June 17

THE SHADOW #100 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151322 (Wagner cover)
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The Diamond Item Code is APR151323 (Mack cover).




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Q
- New!
The Shadow Laughs - New!
The White Skulls
The Ghost Makers
The Creeper
The Crime Master

SWORDS OF SORROW #2 (OF 6) - Coming in June!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: Tula Lotay
; B: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) and rising star Sergio Davila (Legenderry) team to bring you this epic tale, featuring the most amazing, most beloved, and fiercest pulp heroines of all time! All the great Women of Dynamite are united against an unbeatable horror, and this historic issue features, for the first time ever, characters from the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard as Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja clash!
The SWORDS OF SORROW series is also supported by several companion one-shots, written by some of today's hottest talents, like G.Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, and Erica Shultz!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 3

SWORDS OF SORROW #2 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151324 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151325 (Lupacchino cover).




SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #1 (OF 3) - Coming in June!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together… and the fate of planets hang in the balance!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 17

SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #1 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151329.




SWORDS OF SORROW: BLACK SPARROW & LADY ZORRO SPECIAL - Coming in June!
(Writer) Erica Schultz (Art) Cristhian Crizam Zamora (Cover) Joyce Chin

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Erica Schultz! Lady Zorro and The Black Sparrow, two women from different times, join forces to fight Prince Charming's Shards of Chaos in a prehistoric land. With their Swords of Sorrow, they fight to keep an ancient stone with mystical abilities out of the Prince's grasp.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 24

SWORDS OF SORROW: BLACK SPARROW & LADY ZORRO SPECIAL is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151330.




Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Francis Stevens (1883-1948)
Clare Winger Harris (1891-1968)
Amelia Reynolds Long (1904-1978)
Witches, Wizards, and Warlocks on the Cover of Weird Tales
Scarecrows



VINTAGE SCI-FI 2016 12-MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Coming in June!

2016 Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $21.95



VINTAGE SCI-FI 2016 12-MONTH WALL CALENDAR is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR151948.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 7: DUEL TO THE DEATH TRADE PAPERBACK - Arriving in comic shops March 25!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Carlos Rafael, Debora Carita (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Thrown forward in time to Mars' dark future, Dejah finds a world all but conquered by invaders from the planet Earth.  With no way home, she joins a rebel army of Green and Red men that is led by her own descendant – the Warlord of Mars known as Dejah Carter!  In another adventure, Dejah Thoris is once again confronted by a terrible family secret that has haunted her family for months as she discovers a feral niece that she never knew she had living in the wild lands of Barsoom.  But is this girl friend or foe?  As the mystery unfolds, Dejah must choose between vengeance and justice… and the outcome of that decision will change her life forever.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $19.99






Weirdbook
After a more than 17 year hiatus, Weirdbook is returning in August!

David A. Riley and Douglas Draa are, under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, reviving the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even odd fiction.
The debut issue #31 will appear in August 2015.

In keeping with Weirdbook’s long tradition, the first revival issue will present a never before published cover by none other than Mr. Stephen Fabian himself.

Submissions are now open!
http://weirdbook-magazine.com/submissions/

David A. Riley: Publisher and Senior Editor
Douglas Draa: Managing and Fiction Editor
Paul Ganley: Editor emeritus

David A. Riley is a Horror author and publisher and Douglas Draa is an author and former on-line editor for Weird Tales Magazine.




White Rocket Books
Now available!

THE SHATTERING

THE SHATTERING sets the galaxy aflame!
Van Allen Plexico’s monumental Military SF/Space Opera saga arrives in massive omnibus edition!


White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback of a single, monumental , 700-page volume collecting all three of Van Allen Plexico’s epic THE SHATTERING novels.
In the spirit of Warhammer 40,000 and the Horus Heresy! Three mighty legions of super-soldiers converge upon Sacred Terra as demons, aliens, gods and men clash and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance!

Hordes of aliens under the dark lord Goraddon's diabolical control have swept across the worlds of Man, leaving only death and destruction in their wake. Humanity's greatest champions are striking back, hurling giant mechs, hovertanks, starfleets and legions of super-soldiers at the foe. But not all allies are what they seem to be, and treachery awaits at the most critical moment.
“Not since Frank Herbert’s DUNE books has there been such an intricately plotted space saga that echoes all the action of the early days of science fiction yet is tempered with the talented sensibilities of a modern day pulp adventure. Plexico is the master of Space Opera.” --Pulp Fiction Reviews

THE SHATTERING Omnibus includes all three novels in the galaxy-shattering Gothic SF adventure that began with the 2014 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE, continued with the critically acclaimed LEGION II: SONS OF TERRA, and concluded with 2015 Novel of the Year Finalist, LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION.  Here we see the fallout from the war of the gods in LUCIAN, and the growing crisis that will lead to the creation of HAWK and the other Hands of the Machine.  Futuristic armies clash, godlike beings manipulate empires, and the gateway to the Underverse is reopened, unleashing slavering demonic hordes upon an unsuspecting galaxy!

“Intrigue, betrayal, and plenty of action and adventure!” –Doug Dandridge, author of the Exodus: Empires at War series.

“Most know me for my Sentinels superhero novels,” says Plexico, “but there’s nothing I love better than galaxy-spanning cosmic conflict with vast starfleets, planetary invasions, hordes of horrific aliens, high-tech armies and even gods and demons thrown in. And if you’ve read my LUCIAN or HAWK novels, you’ll find a whole lot of secrets revealed and many mysteries resolved in these pages.”
This omnibus volume features gorgeous cover art by artist Mike Jackson.

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 10-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.
THE SHATTERING Omnibus is a $24.95, 6 x 9”, 704-page trade paperback from White Rocket Books.


Each of the three volumes is also available individually as $3.99 ebooks on Kindle.

ISBN-13:  978-0692021460   

On Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Shattering-Omnibus-Van-Allen-Plexico/dp/0692021469

See the entire Shattering/Legions saga at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering/



COLD LIGHTNING

COLD LIGHTNING kicks off all-new stories in the “Shattering” universe!

First in a new series of “quick reads” set in the Space Opera universe of the acclaimed Shattering/Legions books!

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release on Kindle of the first in a new series of “quick read” novellas by Van Allen Plexico, set in the same universe as his acclaimed and Novel of the Year finalist books, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE and LEGION III: KINGS OF OBLIVION, as well as HAWK and LUCIAN—and priced at only 99 cents!

Two commanders and their special ops teams in a race against time --through a deep, dark maze filled with death!

On the orders of legendary soldier Arnem Agrippa, Major Selim Iksander ("The Lightning") races against time and against his rival, Major Yevgeni Vostok ("The Cold") , through a labyrinthine maze deep beneath the fortress-world of Candis. At his side are four carefully selected allies-- a star pilot, a cleric, a Marine and a Ninja-like stealth warrior--ready to handle anything Vostok can throw at them. But more powerful entities have awakened-- and now the dark tunnels in the bowels of the fortress-world have become a death trap from which none of them may escape alive.

"Intrigue, betrayal and plenty of action!"  --Doug Dandridge, author of Exodus: Empires at War, on the Shattering saga.

 “Plexico is the master of Space Opera.” --Pulp Fiction Reviews

COLD LIGHTNING begins the new “Legion Chronicles” series of 99 cent novellas from White Rocket Books and opens up a whole new arena of adventures in Plexico’s popular Space Opera/Military SF New Pulp series.

“Readers have demanded more adventures by the men and women of the mighty Imperial Legions from the Shattering novels,” says Plexico, “and rather than make them wait a year or more for another big novel, we decided to create an entirely new series of “quick reads” and get them out in a more timely fashion—and for less than a buck a piece. This is the first one up, and I think it’s a doozy!”

COLD LIGHTNING is a 99 cent Kindle ebook and a Limited Edition Hardcover from White Rocket Books.

Kindle ASIN:  B00UPLUZZY

On Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Lightning-Legion-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00UPLUZZY

In Hardcover: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering

See all the Shattering/Legions books at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com/shattering


White Rocket Books








13 March 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only. We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public). Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


WEBSITE
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con's website. We'll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information. Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE
Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges and program materials!) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


45+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.  New participants, edgy topics. Come and have your say!

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 7th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 9th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Paolo Bacigalupi
Friday, April 10th, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 10th, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 10th, 3 - 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)

61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


Adventure House Auctions presents a 40 page full color magazine highlighting the best of this upcoming auction of WEIRD TALES. 
Un-retouched images of several hundred magazines really giving the true flavor of this remarkable collection.
 

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House




Airship 27 Productions
SNAKE: NEST OF VIPERS

Now available!
THE SNAKE STRIKES!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to present the latest pulp thriller by Oklahoma based, award winning writer, Michael Vance: SNAKE : NEST OF VIPERS!

In the last few years of World War II, a group of brave Germans who opposed Hitler and his Third Reich orchestrated an underground movement that worked from within to defeat the Nazis.  These brave men and women were constantly at risk being hunted by the ruthless Gestapo.  Their fate, if captured, was agonizing torture and death.  Still they struggled on.

Six years later, in the back alleys of New York’s Bowery district, a mysterious masked avenger calling herself the Snake appears.  She recruits denizens of the street to be her agents and begins a ruthless campaign against organized crime.  Who is she and what is her connection to the events in Berlin prior to the collapse of the Third Reich?

“Michael Vance is one of the finest genre writers working today,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “His Weird Horror Tales trilogy received critical acclaim and last year we published his YOUNG NEMO & THE BLACK KNIGHTS, a novelization of his own comicbook series.  This time he has uncovered a lost comicbook nugget and what he has done with it is going to excite a whole lot of people.”

Based on a six-page synopsis by legendary comics writer, Richard Hughes, author Michael Vance has woven a thrilling, fast paced adventure that will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats from start to finish.  You’ve never met a character like the Snake.  She’s sexy.  She maybe crazy.  But she is most of all, deadly!

SNAKE : NEST OF VIPERS features a stunning cover by comicbook and pin-up star, Ted Hammond with interior illustrations by newcomer Greg Keyzer with book design by Rob Davis.

Available now at Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


ALTERED STATES: DOC SAVAGE #1 - Arriving in comic shops March 18!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Billy Tan

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If!

Doc’s research into the criminal inside all men backfires… and his own experiment reduces him to a mindless primitive. When the most powerful man in the world is turned into a rampaging beast, can you stop him without killing him?


32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99





Altus Press
Savings From Altus Press!

We're celebrating a number of new releases by giving everyone a chance to save a few bucks.
Until March 31, 2015, use coupon code march10off to take an additional 10% off our already discounted prices.
It'll work on anything on www.altuspress.com.
So head on over now & save... and don't forget we offer free shipping on softcover orders.



Altus Press
Now available!

 
Defiance Valley: The Complete Northwoods Stories of Frederick Nebel, Volume 1
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by Rob Preston


Tales of the Northwest may have been Frederick Nebel’s forte, but sadly these ultra-rare magazines don’t turn up often and as a result, few readers have been able to enjoy these classics.

With this book, Altus Press brings these stories to modern readers, complete, uncut, and in order.

Volume 1 contains Nebel’s first 16 stories of this genre, taken from North*West Stories and Action Stories.

368 pages / $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem, Clint Morgan, Clive Trent,
Jerome Severs Perry, Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $15.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!


Altus Press
Now available!

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
 during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press
Now available!

The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor
by H. Bedford-Jones


Vincent Connor—to all simply a wealthy playboy—but his “play” was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades.

Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

175 pages / $13.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


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Altus Press
Now available!

Blood and Steel: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 4
by Gordon MacCreagh


"Anything can happen in Africa!"--that's the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana.
Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Collecting the last four stories: "A Man to Kill," "Slaves of Ethiopia," "Strong as Gorillas," and "Blood and Steel."

206 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3
by J. Allan Dunn


The end of the saga!
Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America.
Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images.

282 pages / $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 93: "Brothers of Doom" & "The Three Brothers"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Knight of Darkness returns in two searing mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness and his agents meet the challenge of an evil foursome who have made a deadly compact as "Brothers of Doom" Then, The Shadow investigates "The Three Brothers" to discover which is the evil mastermind behind a series of enigmatic murders! BONUS: The illustrated origin of "Iron Munro, the Astounding Man" by Otto Binder and E. C. Stoner from the rare first issue of SHADOW COMICS! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-170-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2: THE ORIGINS COLLECTION
The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Then, "The Living Shadow" recruits Harry Vincent into his secret crimefighting organization in his first published adventure, and first assumes the identity of Lamont Cranston to investigate serial murders in "The Eyes of The Shadow," the groundbreaking novel that introduced the Dark Avenger's world-famous alter ego and the enigmatic Burbank! Then, the Knight of Darkness investigates a counterfeiting ring in "The Shadow Laughs," the novel that introduced the real Lamont Cranston! PLUS The Shadow battles merciless foes who wield the night itself as a weapon in "The Black Hush," attempts to stop "The Money Master" before his financial machinations destroy the global economy and proves a young man's innocence in "Voice of Death." Plus the original color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, George Rozen and Graves Gladney, interior illustrations by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, and historical commentary by Walter B. Gibson, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. BONUS: Four exclusive art prints by Jerome and George Rozen! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-165-3 Softcover, 7x10, 564 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus FREE shipping within the US.
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!

THE AVENGER multipack #1 - The "JUSTICE, INC." Collection - Foreword by Michael Uslan
Sanctum Books collects eight Kenneth Robeson pulp novels that inspired Dynamite Comics' newest superstar in a deluxe collector's set, including a NEW expanded variant edition of THE AVENGER #1 with 16 additional pages including a new foreword by BATMAN film producer Michael Uslan, the scriptwriter of Dynamite's recent JUSTICE, INC. miniseries! A personal tragedy forges Richard Henry Benson into a "man of steel," leading him to assemble the crime-fighting team called "Justice, Inc." in one of the all-time greatest hero pulp novels. The Avenger searches for the secret  treasure of the Aztecs in "The Yellow Horde" and confronts "The Sky Walker" in an epic thriller that was adapted to comics by Jack Kirby. Then, Justice, Inc. cleans up big city corruption in "The Devil's Horns," saves the world's greatest city from "The Frosted Death" and investigates an ancient Indian rain god on "The Glass Mountain." A deadly Egyptian curse is revived by "The Blood Ring" while "Stockholders in Death" launch a deadly trail of murder. BONUS: the debut of the Scarlet Avenger by Irv Novick, a Golden Age classic from the first issue of ZIP COMICS, plus two lost Avenger radio scripts! This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by H. Winfield Scott and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, Ron Goulart and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-182-0 Softcover, 7x10, 528 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus FREE shipping within the US.
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 83: "The Rustling Death" & "Terror and the Lonely Widow"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Ham Brooks is rendered helpless by a strange sound, a rustling noise that can destroy planes in midair and disintegrate entire populations! Then, after his cover is blown during an undercover mission, the Man of Bronze heads to the South Seas to avert a atomic age threat in one of his most gripping postwar adventures. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-181-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!

THE SHADOW Volume 97: "Crime at Seven Oaks" & "The Northdale Mystery"
The Master of Darkness uncovers hidden evil in the quiet New Jersey town of Northdale in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the wail of the banshee signals "Crime at Seven Oaks" until The Shadow unleashes a giant Great Dane named Vulcan to bring a hidden killer to justice! Then, Lamont Cranston returns to Northdale with Margo Lane to investigate the mystery of a bizarre bank robbery and the puzzling distruction of the stolen funds. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Earl Mayan and Paul Orban, with new commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray and a special tribute to man's best friend. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-180-6  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Writers Jim Beard and John Bruening discuss the coming launch of their new publishing label Flinch Books.  The first title due out in April 2015 will highlight the work of Golden Age comic artist Fletcher Hanks.  More titles are due to come out in 2015 and 2016.  You heard it first here!
Past episodes:
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"



BLACK WINGS IV
Edited by S. T. Joshi
 Orders for the unsigned edition will be sent out this month!
The slipcased edition will follow as soon as the signing sheets are returned!

“If anything has become evident in the first three volumes of the Black Wings series,” editor S. T. Joshi tells us in his Introduction to Black Wings IV, “it is that the Lovecraftian idiom is endlessly malleable, and suited to a variety of genres and subgenres. H. P. Lovecraft, although a strong proponent of what he called ‘weird fiction,’ himself spanned a surprisingly wide spectrum of genres in his own brief career, starting out as a writer of relatively conventional tales of the macabre and gradually expanding his scope to embrace the literature of cosmicism—a distinctive fusion of science fiction and horror that has become his signature contribution to the field. Today, we can find Lovecraftian elements in stories ranging from hard-boiled crime to pure fantasy, and this volume displays the extent to which motifs, themes, and imagery from Lovecraft’s tales can infiltrate tales that would otherwise have little relationship to one another.”

S. T. JOSHI is the author of The Weird Tale (University of Texas Press, 1990), The Modern Weird Tale (McFarland, 2001), and other critical and biographical studies. His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press, 1996), has been expanded and updated as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, 2010).

Joshi has edited Lovecraft’s stories, essays, letters, and revisions, as well as works by Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, and other writers. His two-volume treatise, Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (PS Publishing, 2012), has won a World Fantasy Award.

Limited: 300 numbered hardcovers signed by all contributors, in slipcase: $85
Trade: Unsigned hardcover, in dust jacket: $45


Table of Contents
Half Lost in Shadow—W. H. Pugmire
The Rasping Absence—Richard Gavin
Black Ships Seen South of Heaven—Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Dark Sea Within— Jason V Brock
Sealed by the Moon —Gary Fry
Broken Sleep—Cody Goodfellow
A Prism of Darkness—Darrell Schweitzer
Night of the Piper—Ann K. Schwader
We Are Made of Stars—Jonathan Thomas
Trophy—Melanie Tem
Contact—John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
Cult of the Dead—Lois H. Gresh
Dark Redeemer—Will Murray
In the Event of Death—Simon Strantzas
Revival—Stephen Woodworth
The Wall of Asshur-sin—Donald Tyson
Fear Lurks Atop Tempest Mount—Charles Lovecraft



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Overstock Sale for Serial Fans - New!
Rare and Unique Items Added to Collectibles Section
Speaking of Serials… 
Rare, High-Grade Arkham House Titles and Other Pulp-Related Books Added to Collectibles Page

Throwback Thursday: H. Bedford-Jones and THE WILDERNESS TRAIL 
Birthday Boy: Sax Rohmer
Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG

Bold Venture Press
Now available!


PULP ADVENTURES #16

Featuring the works of Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, and L. H. Hayum.

Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own!

"Thubway Tham's Four Queens" by Johnston McCulley -- Detective Craddock has his suspicions, but the notorious pickpocket known as Thubway Tham considered himself a guest of honor at a high-stakes poker game.

"The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch -- He awaited his destiny, watching the stars for a sign from afar ...

"63,571" by L. L. Hayum -- She was slaving over a hot griddle when someone offered her a ride in a fancy new car. Why not?

Original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts. Classic cover by Norman Saunders, courtesy of the artist's estate.


130 pages, $12.95


Something For Nothing
A mystery starring Jack Hagee, Private Eye
by C.J. Henderson

A killer stalks the streets of New York. The police call him “The Outliner.” His first three victims were outlined in white chalk. The fourth in blue, the fifth in pink — with roses. The citizens are growing increasingly paniced, and soon everyone is hunting The Outliner, including Jack Hagee, private eye. A reporter friend also enlists his help is searching for information pertaining to corruption in City Hall. Hagee is no fool -- newspapers are full of investigators, so there must be danger ahead. While waiting for a break in the "Outliner" case, a vicious street gang demands “tribute” from one of his clients. Big mistake ... on their part, and maybe Hagee’s, as well!

C.J. Henderson is a virtuoso in the field of hardboiled fiction — and Jack Hagee’s cases show him writing at his sharpest, toughest, most cynical. Jack Hagee is a unique character in hardboiled fiction. Tall, tough, and honest, he struggles against a dark and bitter world.

JACK HAGEE: Something For Nothing
ISBN-13: 978-1507672495
ISBN-10: 1507672497



Action! Adventure! Those words quicken the pulses of pulp fiction fans! But could writers tasked with filling those magazines provide the suspense that readers craved? They could with The Plot Genie: Action-Adventure supplement!* After developing The Plot Genie(tm), pulp magazine authors clamored for a supplement geared toward action-oriented stories. Hill responded with this supplemental volume.

In this second Plot Genie supplement, Hill presents nine basic "plot requisites" to crafting action-adventure stories: "Protagonist"; "Adventure"; "Obstacle"; "Colorful Action"; "Further Complication"; "Opponent Plots to"; "Position of Jeopardy"; "Daring Effort"; and "Spectacular Climax."

Grab a pith helmet and .45 automatic - embark on your next writing adventure! Plot Genie will guide the way!*


134 pages, $19.95
Pulp Master: The Theodore Roscoe Story (audio)
by Audrey Parente
Contains bonus interview excerpts
with Argosy-author Roscoe!

For nearly a decade, Theodore Roscoe filled the pages of Argosy and Adventure with tales of high adventure and exotic locales. Equally exotic were characters like Foreign Legionnaire Thibaut Corday, and the various characters drifting across the globe in search of treasure and fortune.

Audrey Parente interviewed the venerable pulp writer over the course of several years in the 1980s. Pulp Master: The Theodore Roscoe Story is the result of hundreds of hours spent reading stories, manuscripts and correspondence, and several visits to New York City scouring through agent's archives. Pulp Master is a complete profile of a talented author and a spoken photograph of the pulp magazine industry of the 1930s.

Four-and-one-half hours of audio, read by Audrey Parente.
15-minutes of exclusive interview tracks with Theodore Roscoe.
Additional flash-storage space.
Two original musical pieces -- Roscoe's Score and Caravan du Corday -- created by Peter Parente
at Pumpkin Eater Productions, a professional recording studio in South Florida.
Pulp Master: The Theodore Roscoe Story
$19.95 plus shipping & handling:
$4.75 Media Mail.







Bold Venture Press
Coming March 15!

Strictly Poison and Other Stories
by Charles Boeckman

Charles Boeckman's biography often reads like the stuff of pulp fiction. He left home in the early 1940s and became a jazz musician, traveling the country, kicking around between New York City and New Orleans. In between gigs, he purchased a used typewriter and began pounding out hardboiled stories. Eventually, the legendary Popular Publications editor Mike Tilden purchased one of his stories for Detective Tales. After that accomplishment, Boeckman began appearing in Dime Detective, Manhunt, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and many others.

Mr. Boeckman's stories usually focused on sad people trying to escape their dreary lives -- shifty con-artists, embittered detectives and hen-pecked losers. The author's jazz background in jazz music figures into several stories, reaching a two-fisted crescendo.

The twenty-two stories in this anthology were originally published in various pulp magazines -- and now they appear together, wrapped in a breath-taking cover by Robert A. Maguire.

Two of Mr. Boeckman's stories (included in this anthology) have been adapted for television. For ProSe Press, he developed the Johnny Nickle jazz-detective series. Today, he cranks out stories from his Texas home, along with his wife Patti, a formidable author in her own right.







The Bronze Gazette #73 (March 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage: Man of Red, White, and Blue” by Brian K. Lowe
"Doc Con 17 Report" by Glenn Horner

Doc Savage comicbook story: "In the Heart of Thunder Island" from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2, October 1940
  This is the 3rd part of the adaptation of THE LAND OF TERROR which began in SHADOW COMICS #3 and continued in DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1.
"The Sinister Shadow"  Review by Howard Wright
News Update

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, Kevin Duncan, and Joe DeVito.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 Issues Overseas

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

 Send orders and  back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #24 - Coming in June!
Joshua Williamson (WRITER), Miguel Sepulveda (ART), Javier Mena (COLOR), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Facing the greatest threat in the world—the unstoppable madman known as the Archon—Captain Midnight and his allies need an ace in the hole to help pull out a victory! Thankfully, Cap has a plan . . . but will it be enough to stop the Archon when everything else has failed?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale June 24


THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 29: THE SHAPE IN THE SHADOW AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops March 18!

To pay his debts, Conan comes into the employ of an exiled prince who needs the barbarian's strength and skills to reclaim his royal heritage, the Eye of Bast, a priceless jewel with a deadly secret! Plus: Marvel Comics' origin of Conan the Barbarian! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #224–#232.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 224 pages, $19.99




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 10: THE WARLORD OF KOTH AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops March 18!
Don Kraar (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), Tony de Zuniga (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Fraja Bator (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

While Conan’s armies engage the forces of the enemy alliance, dark machinations are afoot to strike at Conan’s own heart. The malign sorcerer Caliastros, in league with the Warlord of Koth, casts black spells that could take the lives of Conan’s wife and children and end his bloodline forever! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #46–#50.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99






CONAN THE AVENGER #15 - Coming in June!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and Natala must fight for their lives in the cursed city of eternal dreamers, Xuthal! When they are separated, Conan faces an army of zealots while Natala must defend herself from torturers and beasts! Can they escape the city alive?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50
, On sale June 24


CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH TP - Coming in August!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt of adventure, demons, and rebellion!
Fred Van Lente writes the world’s most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Avenger.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale August 5



CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths - Arriving in book stores March 17!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman's Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour and the eight-part 'Seven Stars' adventure by Kim Newman.

Paperback: 480 pages
List Price: $14.95



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #8 - Arriving in comic shops March 18!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Alex de Campi (Writer), Ed Brisson (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art/Variant cover), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/A), Mark Evanier (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Jerry Ordway (Art), JD Faith (Art), Sergio Aragonés (Art), and Francesco Francavilla (Cover)

Featuring Mike Grell returning to Tarzan with "Tarzan and the Gods of Opar.”

Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente’s Detective Greene, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, Sergio Aragonés’s Groo, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, and Ed Brisson’s Murder Book, featuring art from JD Faith!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

A Recycled Forgotten Book: DEAD AT THE TAKE-OFF by Lester Dent  - New!
Pulp Gallery: DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE (1942-43) - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1944) - New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY ADVENTURES (1935-36)
Overlooked Films: Philip Marlowe in "Blackmailers Don't Shoot"


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in August!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)

Burroughs’ 1914 pulp-fantasy epic comes to life in a heart-pounding adventure!

An heir and an inventor take their "Iron Mole" five hundred miles below the earth’s crust to the world of Pellucidar, crossing paths with the evil Mahars, the ape-like Sagoths, and all manner of prehistoric creatures . . . as well as the lovely Dian the Beautiful!

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 104 pages, $14.99, On sale August 19
Limited Hardcoveer, 7" x 10",Full Color, 104 pages, $49.99, On sale August 19





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Best Horse Wins" by Ernest Edward Nelson from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 8, 1920
Jim Watts wants to go to the horse races and bet on a horse people are tipping him off about.  But he wants to avoid letting his wife know about it.
"Death at Both Ends" by J. Lane Linklater from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1947
Newspaperman Lefty is alone when he undertakes combing Hollywood for the stolen Langman gems, but he soon has two corpses for company!
"Uncle" by Frank Richardson Pierce from SHORT STORIES, July 10, 1941
Cast Your Bread Upon the Troubled International Waters - and See What Happens.



Girasol Collectables
Pre-release Special: $130 with free shipping within North America, overseas please add $10.
Offer valid until April 30th, 2015.  Release date: May 30, 2015


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.







Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, January 1940

Contents:
THE ROBOT PERIL by Don Wilcox
DEATH OVER CHICAGO by Robert Moore Williams
THE TIME MERCHANT by F. A. Kummer Jr
CAPTIVES OF THE VOID by R R Winterbotham
HELL IN EDEN by Richard O. Lewis THE GIFT OF MAGIC by Miles Shelton


Magazine, 100 pages
$12.95

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, August 1940

Contents:
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS by Robert Moore Williams
THE FERTILITY OF DALRYMPLE TODD by Nelson S. Bond
THE STRANGE VOYAGE OF HECTOR SQUINCH by David Wright O'Brien
THE RAY THAT FAILED by Donald Bern
WAR OF HUMAN CATS by Festus Pragnell
WORLD WITHOUT AIR by Henry Kuttner
THE GIRL IN THE WHIRLPOOL by Miles Shelton


Magazine, 148 pages
$14.95
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, October 1940

Contents:
JONGOR OF LOST LAND by Robert Moore Williams
OSCAR, DETECTIVE OF MARS by James Norman
SPECIAL AGENT TO VENUS by Thornton Ayre
THE UNCANNY POWER OF EDWIN COBALT by Noel Gardner
THE SCIENTIFIC MILER OF BOWLER U. by Ivan Sandrof
THE ELIXIR OF INVISIBILITY by Henry Kuttner


Magazine, 148 pages
$12.95
BEWARE! THE SCIENTIST'S REVOLT
by Edgar Rice Burroughs


FIRST EDITION now available in distribution on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and at other stores!

Mackie Donovan fights for his life in "Beware!", a royal intrigue mystery. Then he fights for his life in "The Scientist's Revolt" in an amazing tower of scientific mystery where killers vanish into thin air.

Hardcover with dust jacket:
FIRST EDITION
182 pages
ISBN 978-1312935815
Imprint: Pulpville Press

Hardcover with casewrap/imagewrap cover:
182 pages
Imprint: Golden Lion Press
Trade Paperback:
182 pages
Imprint: Pulpville Press

Paperback
162 pages
ISBN 978-1440489921
Imprint: ERBville Press



 

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops March 18!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Rod Rodolfo (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

An unexpected attack from a deadly force puts Warlord of Mars John Carter and his beloved Dejah Thoris under siege within their very own palace.  With the help of their loyal friend Tars Tarkas, they manage a hasty escape only to find their world teetering on the brink of destruction.  Facing overwhelming odds, they must forge questionable alliances in order to save their people from a fate worse than death!  A thrilling, action-packed story in the spirit of pulp master Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99





JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #1  - Coming in June!
Covers: Alex Ross, Walter Simonson, Francesco Francavilla, Marc Laming and Barry Kitson.
Writer: Mark Waid Art: Ronilson Freire

Meet Richard Henry Benson–the Avenger! His pallid features forever deadened by a criminal act, he is the ultimate master of disguise and uses his skills to mete out retribution to those who would prey on the innocent! But can even Benson triumph over an Invisible Man…? Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid – who is hotter than ever thanks to his work on Daredevil and Star Wars: Princess Leia – brings his personal favorite pulp hero back to comics with all-new, explosive adventures!

“Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream,” says Waid. “I’ve been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? I’ve been aching to write this story!”


 

      


LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops March 18!
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Mike Mayhew

Zorro is murdered! Who stands ready to emancipate all the girls of an entire village from the evil slavers who would prey upon them? Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide -- would sooner ride alone another than ride together, but that's just what they'll have to do to free all the missing girls from a fate worse than death!  Featuring cover artwork by Lady Rawhide co-creator, Mike Mayhew!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




MASKS 2 #3 (OF 8)  - Coming in June!
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Eman Casallos

Peter Cannon AKA Thunderbolt smashes his way into the struggle against the Red Death!

The mysterious villain has plagued the heroes of three different timelines. Her scheming is even more dangerous than anyone could possibly guess, but now the adventures of the masked heroes of the last 80 years are coming together in a way no one could possibly imagine!








New Cthulhu 2: More Recent WeirdPaperback - Coming March 24!
by John Langan, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Charles Stross, Paula Guran

Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Prime Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $16.95




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  


Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Outpost by H.P. Lovecraft - New!
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Totem and Taboo by Philip José Farmer
Brotherhood of the Wolf

French Pulp Fiction with Jean-Marc Lofficier
The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Memories - New!
Hard Latitudes - New!
Highlighted Author This Week - New!
The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle - New!
Tokyo Kill 
Japantown
Tunnel Through Space
Olive U



         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett. A sad day for all of us. - New!
Sidney Herschel Small - Author, Traveller  - New!
Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine
Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


PULP MACABRE: THE ART OF LEE BROWN COYE'S FINAL AND DARKEST ERA HC
Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

(Writer) Mike Hunchback, Caleb Braaten (Art & Cover) Lee Brown Coye

No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.


Not available in Germany.

Hardcover, 220 pages, B&W, $39.95




Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

New Issues/ Titles/ Contexts (2/25/2015): Dime Novels and Nickel Weeklies

The Pulp Magazines Project has just added 8 issues of “dime novels” and “nickel weeklies” published between 1892 and 1922 to its website. The titles include Frank Reade Library, Tip Top Weekly, Nick Carter Weekly, Deadwood Dick Library, Buffalo Bill Stories, All-Sports Library, All Around Weekly, and Wild West Weekly.

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Fanzine update: ‘Bronze Gazette’ #71-73 - New!
Review: ‘Steam Man of the West’ - New!
Con report: Pulp AdventureCon 2015 - New!
Pulp comics: Tom Strong
Action-thrillers of Matthew Reilly
Pulp comics: Hellboy
Techno-thrillers of James Rollins

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #75
The Spider #7 Audiobook

The Serpent of Destruction
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

“It’s smart to be dopey!”
 
This was the slogan dancing on the laughing lips of the so-called Smart Set in this hard-hitting Spider novel. According to the slang of 1934, “dope” stood for heroin. And a criminal genius calling himself the Bloody Serpent was its chief pusher.