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05 February 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 29, 2016
August 5, 2016
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016


November 4, 2016
November 18, 2016
December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016
To be announced

January 13, 2017
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017

March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017


June 9, 2017
June 23, 2017
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
September 29, 2017
October 6, 2017
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017


December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017

3 THE HARD WAY - Now available!
by Gary Phillips

Three novellas by Gary Phillips in one collection.

Malcolm Cavanaugh Bleekston, MC Bleak, McBleak, enjoys hobnobbing with the one percenters and stealing from them. In The Extractors, he puts his life on the line to take a greedy man’s gain while wondering if his girlfriend sees through his façade.

Ned “Noc” Brenner is a drifter with an unusual skill set—he’s an extreme athlete good at whatever he does be it MMA fighting to riding a motorcycle off a mountaintop. After winning in an all-night poker game, this sets in motion a series of events in The Anti-Gravity Steal where Noc must use all his abilities to prevent wholesale destruction.

Part Shaft and part Batman sans the cowl, Luke Warfield, a philanthropist with a black ops background, the Essex Man, goes on the trail in 10 Seconds to Death of the villain who killed his foster father and uncovers not only ghosts from his past, but must stop a deadly plan of mass slaughter in his own backyard.

Bonus Essex Man short story, “Murder by Remote Control.”

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
List price: $16.95
Kindle: $2.99

Amazon.com       Kindle  

20th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 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

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.

37th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, April 3, 2016!

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

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

40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 5-9, 2016!

The 40th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 5, and April 7-9, 2016, welcomes author Victor Milan, 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.

A panel of friends and colleagues will open the lectureship with a reading from the Jack’s works on Tuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, ENMU campus in Portales, New Mexico.
The lectureship showcases readings with visiting authors and friends of the lectureship at a reading on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112.
Friday morning features Guest of Honor Victor Milan reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests and audience members will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.

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

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered by authors Connie Willis and Steven Gould at the Portales Public Library on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon.
Participants are encouraged to reserve a space by contacting the Portales Library, 218 S Avenue B, in Portales, at 575.356.3940.

For more information, call 575.562.2315 or contact Patrice Caldwell at patrice.caldwell@enmu.edu

Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Victor Milan
Friday, April 8, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 8, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10)

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 8, 3 - 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)

63nd Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 3rd, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol

Admission $5

2016 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

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). Supporting membership (not attending, but wants to receive the program book) is $15. Ages 13 & under are free. Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

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 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bird Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday.
All dealer tables are sold out.

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, 2016. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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.

To be announced.

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/).
For the fourth 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 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. A group of today's finest New Pulp writers and artists will be participating in both panels and readings.

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!

Our con suite will operate from Thursday night from 8 p.m. tp Midnight (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!

For our sixteenth show, for the ninth 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 $117/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 6, 2016!). 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.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - New feature film adaptation in the works!

Director Bryan Singer has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox to make 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea his next picture.
20th Century Fox
is moving toward a fall production start, and Singer will begin casting, full speed ahead.
The adaptation of the Jules Verne novel has a script by Rick Sordelet & Dan Studney, based on a story by Singer and those writers.
Singer will produce with Jason Taylor, who heads the director’s Bad Hat Harry Productions.

Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

“Lives of the Aces in Pictures – Part 7: René Fonck” by Eugene Frandzen - New!

Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe

Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318 pages|

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe

America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction! This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 394 pages

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Airship 27 Productions
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the release of writer B. Chris Bell’s newest collection of Bagman stories.  Sure to be welcome news to all our Chicago based pulp fans as that is the character’s home base in the 30s.

A new gang boss is taking over the meat-packing district of Chicago and his tools are murder and intimidation.  He calls himself the Butcher and the trail of death and destruction he leaves in his wake is a testament to that moniker. Now it will take all of the Bagman’s skills and know-how to unmask this savage foe and save the streets of the Windy City from a new and bloody gang war.

Writer B. Chris Bell unleashes a trio of brand new adventures featuring his sarcastic 1930’s hero who wears a burlap sack over his head and fights for his neighborhood streets. Added to this volume’s roster is a mystery involving the kidnapping of newsboys and in a third story, Bagman’s trusted ally and driver, Crankshaft, is featured in a solo short.
Canadian artist Art Cooper, joins Airship 27 Productions for the first time with his wonderful black and white illustrations.  Cooper has a Jack Kirby style of drawing that is perfectly suited to the pulps.  Art Director Rob Davis provides the cover logo and composition with final art painting by New Zealand’s own Shane Evans giving the book a truly international creative team.

Here is pulp action in a truly unique style starring one of the most original new pulp stars ever put to paper, the Bagman!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Airship 27 Productions
Proudly Presents
Now available!

Earlier in the year we learned that New Pulp writer/editor/publisher Tommy Hancock was suffering from congestive heart-failure.  A relatively young family man, this was a dangerous condition that threatened not only Tommy but his entire family.  Almost immediately after this news was made public, several members of the New Pulp community began putting their heads together to see if anything could be done to help the Hancocks.

“Jaime Ramos proposed the idea of doing a benefit anthology,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “It was such a great idea, I realized it needed to get done and we began planning such a project.” The first thing Fortier did was bring aboard his partner in Airship 27, Art Director Rob Davis. “There was no way this was going to fly without Rob handling the book’s overall artwork and design.”  Fortier then went to Hancock and informed him of their plans. With Hancock’s blessings, he then posted an ad on Facebook explaining the project and seeking submissions from both writers and artists.  “It was always our intention to do this as a traditional pulp tome and thus artwork would be a major element in the final product.”

Much to Fortier’s surprise, and delight, the first creator to volunteer his assistance was Douglas Klauba, one of the finest artists in the field.  Klauba volunteered to paint the anthology’s cover once the book was assembled.  “Honestly,” Fortier confesses, “I was in shock. Doug is an amazing artist and his offering to do the cover was very much an omen that we were about to put together something truly unique.”

Within 48 hours after posting his recruiting ad, Fortier had received 57 commitments by New Pulp writers while 36 artists in the field signed on to do the illustrations.  Amongst these creators were some of the most popular New Pulp writers and artists in the field. In fact, getting so many promised stories in just two days, Fortier begrudgingly realized he and his associates were being handed a giant book and he publicly closed the admission call.  “It was crazy,” he recalls.  “Fifty-seven stories in just two days!  Of course there were naysayers who warned me we’d never get all of them.  They were right, we got 62 instead.”

And so the project began with Fortier reading each entry and then assigning it to an artist to illustrate.  Each tale features one black and white illustration.  Ramos acted as his assistant editor proofing teach story after Fortier with them.  Then, months into the project, Ramos, who suffers from diabetes, found his own health in jeopardy and after having handled half the stories, was forced to sideline himself.  What looked to be a major set-back was averted with writer/editor Todd Jones, a protégé of Fortier’s, volunteered to take on the task of finishing the proofing.

And so, after months of ups and downs. Airship 27 Productions is extremely proudly to present LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION.  A giant treasure chest of some of the finest New Pulp fiction ever produced in an 830 page collection.  Representing the varied genres of pulp tradition, this volume features tales of horror, mystery, horror, suspense, pirates, fantasy, private eyes, crime-busting avengers and westerns to name a few.
“Rob and I kidded during the long months of production that we had everything pulp save for a romance story,” quips Fortier.  “Then in the final days of story submissions, we were sent a romance.  No lie!”

LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is now available at Amazon.com in both hard copy and on Kindle.  All profits earned by this amazing book are going to Tommy Hancock and his family.  Sure to become a valued collector’s item, LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION is a one of a kind title pulp fans young and old, will cherish in years to come.

From Airship27 Productions comes this late breaking news.   Radio Archives takes on LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION.  "We are all going to find out if the audiobook of Legends of New Pulp Fiction is the longest audiobook ever recorded. Radio Archives is proud to announce that Ken St. Denis of New York City has signed the contract to record this 40 plus hour long audiobook. I talked to Ken on Christmas Eve to make sure he knew what he was signing up for. Ken had read the Airship 27 press release and thought it was a tremendous project and was anxious to get started." Tom Brown.

"This is just pure frosting on the cake," adds Ron Fortier.  "As with the book and Kindle versions, proceeds from this gargantuan audiobook will go directly to Tommy and his family. We tip our hats to Tom Brown and Radio Archives.  Merry Christmas indeed."

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

Altus Press
 by James B. Hendryx
Now available!
In the notorious colony of outlaws on Halfaday Creek, every newcomer draws his name out of a tin can, and old Cush at the saloon keeps more money in his safe than most banks ever see. Tough, cagey Black John Smith maintains law and order in the district, and in dispensing justice he never forgets the value of money.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover 
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press
 by James B. Hendryx
Now available!
 Cushing’s Fort on Halfaday Creek is conveniently located in Canadian territory close to the border of United States territory, so that men in ill repute with the Mounted Police can elude them easily. There are “outlaws” of Halfaday Creek live, a band of doughty prospectors ruled by their self-appointed czar, Black John Smith, one of many John Smiths that inhabit that notorious lair.

Continuing the complete reprinting of one of the longest-running series in all of pulp fiction.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops Febtuary 10!

THE BLACK BAT Volume 2: "The Black Bat Strikes Again" & "The Black Bat's Challenge"
Sanctum Books presents two more 1939 novels starring the cowled crimefighter whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels as "G. Wayman Jones" for future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff. First, mass murders set the Nemesis of Crime in pursuit of a ring of satanic killers as "The Black Bat Strikes Again." Then, "The Black Bat's Challenge" is to unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: "The Mask Returns!" in a rare 1940 Golden Age classic from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #2, and an article on pulp cover illustrator turned comic book artist Raymond Thayer. This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-193-6  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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Edited by Stephen Jones. Foreword by Neil Gaiman.

TERRENCE McVICKER RARE BOOKS is hosting an exclusive signing of THE ART OF HORROR
at Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention from 2:00–3:00 p.m. on SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd.

You can PRE-ORDER the last-available copies of the first printing signed (and inscribed) by Stephen Jones-Editor and contributors Randy Broecker, Gary Gianni, Thomas Gianni, Scott Gustafson, Douglas Klauba, Micah Lee Mowbray and Bob Weinberg from www.batsoverbooks.com for the cover price of $40.00 plus $5.00 p&p in the United States.
For more information, contact: mcrarebooks@earthlink.net.

Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like this--a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan.

While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm.

From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful--including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more--every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.

Among those writing chapters is Lovecraft expert S.T. Joshi, artist Bob Eggleton and writer and art collector Robert Weinberg--one of the three collectors who compiled the recent Collector’s Book of Virgil Finlay. Artists are far too many to list, but they do include Finlay, Hannes Bok, J. Allen St. John, Berni Wrightson, Alan Lee, Michael Whelan, Jim Burns, John Howe, Basil Gogos, Kelly Freas, Gary Gianni, Donato Giancola, Giger, Steve Fabian, Clark Ashton Smith and so many more.

This book is packed with lots of art including pulp covers and pulp interior art.
Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, J. Allen St. John, Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Lawrence Sterne Stevens, Rudolph Belarski, Alexander Leydenfrost,
Frank Kelly Freas, Steve Fabian, Frank R. Paul, Jon Douglas Arfstrom, Lee Brown Coye, Clark Ashton Smith, Howard V. Brown, Hugh Rankin, John Newton Howitt, Frank Utpatel,  and more!

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Flinch Books with Jim Beard and John Bruening
Legends of New Pulp Fiction: Ron Fortier and Rob Davis

Ellen and David Walters discuss the adventures of Wire Dog!
Jean-Marc Lofficier and Black Coat Press
The Grim Spectre by Ralph Angelo Jr.

Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Beb Books
Now available!

Leslie F. Stone was one of the  earliest women writers of Science Fiction, beginning in 1929. She never hide her sex by using initials and didn’t try to write like “one of the boys.”

“Men With Wings” is her first published story, a short novella about the evolution of a species of flying humans and the utopian society  they form. Its sequel, “Women With Wings” is set centuries later then winged humanity has come to replace Homo Sapiens. But tragedy stalks the flying species as the women  are increasingly dying in childbirth. Unless something drastic is done the species will go extinct.

From the pages of Air Wonder Stories, Beb Books presents Men and Women with Wings.
Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99


Ed Earl Repp was a prolific writer from 1929 to 1933 before switching to Westerns where he was  equally prolific. He returned to science fiction around 1938. “Gulf Stream Gold” collects four of his novelets from 1929-1932. Modern day fortune hunters search for underwater gold in “Gulf Stream Gold.”  Submarine pirates stumbles into an air-filled cavern inhabited by monsters from ages past. Monsters from deep within the earth declare war on the surface in “The Metal World.” and a desert-rat his weird experience in Death Valley with a mother dragon in “From Out of the Earth.

From the pages of Wonder Stories and Amazing Stories Quarterly.  Print edition $6.00 plus postage. Epub electronic edition $1.99.

Beb Books has big plans when it comes to reprinting early science fiction.
Here’s a list of forthcoming titles:

Beb Books’ Library of Early Science Fiction

Ed Earl Repp
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Beyond Gravity - a collection of Air Wonder Stories
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - The Invisible Raider - a second collection of his Air Wonder Stories
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - The Stellar Missile and other stories
(Available)    Book 4 - Gulf Stream Gold - Undersea and under the earth stories
(Available)    Book 5 - The Radium Pool and other stories

A. Hyatt Verrill
(Available)    Book 1 - Beyond the Pole and Inside The Crater’s Rim
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - King of the Monkey Man and Dirigibles of Death
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - The Man Who Could Vanish and other stories

Harl Vincent
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Subterrania, The Menace From Below
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - Air-War - a collection
(forthcoming)    Book 3 - Before The Asteroids - 3 space opera novelets.
(forthcoming)    Book 4 - Vagabonds of Spaces - 4 space opera novelets
(forthcoming)    Book 5 - Wander of Infinity - 5 Thrilling Adventures

Henrik Dahl Juve
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - The Silent Destroyers - 4 Air-War thrillers
(forthcoming)    Book 2 - The Monsters of Neptune - 4 stories on other worlds

Bob Olsen
(Available)    Book 1 - The Four Dimensional World of Bob Olsen - explorations into higher physics

Earl L. Bell
(forthcoming)    Book 1 - Moon of Doom - The end of the world.

Nat Schnacher and Arthur Leo Zaget
(Available)    Book 1 - The Tower of Evil - 4 weird adventures on the earth, in the future and beyond.

Laurence Manning
(Available)    Book 1 - Voyage of the Asteroid

Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com

Print editions are printed on 8.5x11 paper and stapled on the side. Postage is $3.00 for one to three books. Add 25 cents extra for each copy over three.

Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com

Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.

Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

Seven French scientific romances by Raoul Bigot, Jacques-Antoine Dulaure, Charles Epheyre, Jules Hoche, Joseph Méry and Colonel Royet
adapted by Brian Stableford

This is the thirteenth in a series of anthologies of exemplary texts in the evolution of the French genre of roman scientifique.

The seven stories collected here were published between 1784 and 1928. They include two remarkable tales about Future Paris, the first story to seize upon the potential of air balloons as imaginative devices, and an extraordinary pseudo-case study in magnetism by Nobel prize-winning physiologist Charles Richet (writing as "Charles Epheyre").

Also included are a novella about the "death" of iron and how it changed the fate of the Great War, mind-reading technology and how it can be used to solve crimes, and the eponymous 1928 novel by Colonel Royet, which explores in a colorful fashion how a mad scientist threatens the stability of the world.

US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 364 pages 

by Raoul Gineste
adapted by Brian Stableford

The Second Life of Doctor Albin (1902) belongs to a set of fictions that explore the supposed psychology typical of scientists with considerable analytical intensity. One of the central tenets of these is that scientific genius is incompatible with, and perhaps antithetical to, love between the sexes. The novel provides what is perhaps the most searching analysis of that allegedly-perverse emotional involvement with science to be found in the genre.

Raoul Gineste (1852-1914) was a scientist himself as well as a poet, and his attitude is far more balanced than some, infused with a genuine puzzlement and exploratory curiosity as well as a sense of inevitable tragedy. 

US $29.95 / GBP £19.99
5x8 trade paperback, 404 pages 

by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier

The short stories included in this collection are like bottles thrown into the vast ocean, each containing a fragment of a universe inside... Alf... The Ghostbusters... Hellraiser... Judex... The Nyctalope... Arsène Lupin... The Black Coats... From Paris in 1925 to Diaspar at the End of Time, from New York to Alphaville, the walls between the worlds of fiction crumble and fantasies become reality... These legends from Otherwhere and Elsewhen have finally come to rest on the virtual beach of that utopia that stretches from Mexico to Canada and welcomes all dreams and dreamers... PACIFICA.

My Life as a Shadowman (2) (from TOTS 10)
Arsène Lupin: Brighter than the Sun (from The Island of the Thirty Coffins)
Arsène Lupin: 642 (from 813)
The Avenger: The Affair of the Necklace Revisited (from TOTS 8)
The Brotherhood of the Sword: The End of the Brotherhood of the Sword (from The Mistake of Mme Atomos)
Countess Cagliostro:The Death of Countess Cagliostro (from Arsene Lupin vs. Countess Cagliostro)
Doctor Omega: The Three Doctors (from Dr Omega and the Shadowmen)
Doctor Omega: Doctor Omega and the Producers (from Dr Omega and the Shadowmen)
Fantômas: The Sincerest Form of Flattery (from TOTS 7)
Jerry Cornelius: J.C. in Alphaville (from TOTS 6)
Judex: The Earth Abideth Forever (from The Shadow of Judex)
Lecoq: Christmas at Schönbrunn (from TOTS 10)
The Nyctalope: The Ides of Mars (from Night of the Nyctalope)
The Phantom Angel: The Spear of Destiny (from TOTS 6)
Robert Wolff: The Wolff that One Hears...
Alf: Alf's Halloween Adventure
The Bionic Six: The Hive
The Real Ghostbusters: The Headless Motorcyclist
Hellraiser: Blood of a Poet
Martin Mystere: The Treasure of the Black Coats
Introduction to "The Avenging Saint"

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 304 pages 

Black Dog Books
New titles now available!

Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders

Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.

Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By William Corcoran

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.

Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95

Bold Venture Press
Coming this month!

Cancelled in Red
by Hugh Pentecost
An Inspector Luke Bradley mystery

When it debuted in 1939, Cancelled in Red was the $1,000 Red Badge Prize Mystery winner. It also walked away with the $10,000 prize for the 1939 Dodd Mead Mystery Contest. Dodd, Mead & Company issued the story in paperback and hardcover that same year. The novel also launched the "Hugh Pentecost" penname, which began to overshadow Judson P. Philips, who continued writing pulp magazine stories and serials while "Pentecost" reached the slick-paper publications and the burgeoning paperback market. (More about that in Audrey Parente's book Once a Pulp Man, the Secret Life of Judson Philips as Hugh Pentecost).

Max Adrian was the rare stamp broker everyone in the know avoided — and those unfortunate enough to do business with him harbored grudges. It never mattered to the shifty broker, until someone demanded a refund at the point of a gun. Soon, Adrian’s rival Larry Storm plays amateur detective for the benefit of a dishy dame, searching for a hidden cache of priceless stamps. Storm is one step ahead of the tenacious Inspector Luke Bradley, who’s one step behind a cold-blooded killer — and Storm had better start running....

Judson P. Philips rubbed elbows with movie stars and directors. He owned a newspaper and scratched out columns in others. He penned hundreds of stories in pulp magazines, digests and slick magazines, under a trio of pen names. His words flooded radio, television and film. He faced down Newsweek editors, owned an equity summer stock theater and boosted many ingénues to fame.

He filled pulp magazines like Argosy with stories about tough detectives, smooth-talking criminals, and down-and-out athletes who make Rocky-like comebacks. As "Hugh Pentecost," he graduated into the lucrative slick-paper magazines and burgeoning paperback mystery field.

Despite awards and financial gain, he deemed himself a failure—His famous “Hugh Pentecost” penname came at a price, and five marriages cost him more in emotional capital. Once a Pulp Man: The Secret Life of Judson Philips as Hugh Pentecost unveils the man who sneered at Yul Brynner, ignored McCarthyism, proposed to dozens of women, and created a lasting legacy of entertainment.

Audrey Parente established her street cred with author biographies like Pulpmaster: The Theodore Roscoe Story and Pulp Man's Odyessey: The Hugh B. Cave Story. A retired reporter for the Ormond Beach New Journal, she spents years preparing this volume, researching Philip's background, compiling a complete bibliography, and transcribing hours of interviews she conducted with Philips in the late 1980s.

Subscriptions for 2016 are now available!

Earlier this summer, Howard Wright announced that issue 75 would be the final number of his Doc Savage-oriented fanzine, The Bronze Gazette.
Howard began the zine in 1990 as The Doc Savage Gazette. (The name was quickly changed after four issues because of trademark problems.)
It’s clearly been a labor of love for Howard, who has regularly put out three issues a year for 25 years now.
But Howard decided it was time to move on.
However, The Bronze Gazette will continue!
PULPlications — run by Terry Allen of Fantom Press and Keith Wilson of Doc Savage Fantasy Covers — will be the publisher, while Chuck Welch of Flearun will be the editor.
The Bronze Gazette’s 76th issue will debut in Spring 2016.
Terry says the zine will keep its digest size, and will run about 48 pages.
There will be a slate of regular contributors, but article submissions will be welcomed.

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 76, Spring 2016, and No. 77, Fall 2016.

$20.00 U.S.A
$30.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$35.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson   - Now available!

While plots and counter-plots develop among the Mun-Gatahs, Bunduki and Dawn make their way to a Telonga village. The relationship between the adoptive cousins is gradually changing: a romance is blossoming.
At the village of Jey-Mat, Bunduki proves his value to the inhabitants by diverting a herd of elephants away from the village crops; befriending Tantor just as Tarzan did when he was a youngster. Bunduki is troubled by the docility of the Telonga tribe; they don't even put up a struggle when the People-Taker steals their women and children. They quite simply don't know how to defend themselves. He vows to train them in the art of war.
Meanwhile Dryaka visits Charole to put their rivalry aside. They agree that the only way to win back their power is to capture Bunduki and Dawn and take possession of their superior weapons. They wonder whether the mysterious tribe known as 'The Apes' might, in fact, be Zillikian's 'Suppliers'.

Bunduki is called to a neighbouring village to deal with a marauding tiger. He slays it in true Tarzan style and takes the skin back to Jey-Mat, presenting it to Dawn as an engagement present. With the village celebrating, the hunters drink their wine, unaware that it has been drugged by the Elders. Later, they awaken to find themselves in a cave, its entrance sealed by bars. They have been 'put away'. Bunduki hears elephants nearby and calls to Tantor in the language of the mangani. They tear down the bars, freeing their friends.

Back in the village, the People-Taker has taken everyone apart from babies and the elderly. Hunters from neighbouring villages arrive, eager to join with Bunduki in seeking revenge. They set off on the trail of the slavers. The battle is savage but, with more than a little help from Bunduki, they win; slaughtering the People-Taker's retinue and freeing the captured villagers ... But Dawn isn't among them. She has been sent ahead to Bon-Gatah. Bunduki has a better chance than most of finding her.

Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23

BUNDUKI by J.T. Edson - Coming February 15!

When Dawn Drummond-Clayton is carried off by the servants of the Mun-Gatah's High Priest and promised as a sacrifice to the Quagga God, Bunduki is hot on her trail. His hunt is interrupted, though, when a massive snake drops out of a tree and traps him in its thick coils. The constricting pressure is too much for him and he loses consciousness. Bunduki is rescued by a band of Amazons led by Beryl Snowhill, an Earth girl of his acquaintance who, previously unknown to him, was also transported to Zillikian.

The Amazons and Bunduki join forces and the chase after Dawn's abductors continues. Meanwhile, the political in-fighting increases. Dryaka and Charole have the upper hand and Dawn is soon their prisoner once again.
Bunduki's party allies itself with the Elders and heads towards Bon-Gatah, the main Mun-Gatah city. Bunduki and the Amazons fight their way into the city while the Mun-Gatahs descend into civil warfare. They arrive at the arena just in time. Dawn is desperately trying to fend off the Quagga God, a massive and extremely wild zebra. She will need all her survival skills to survive. As does Bunduki to prevent the curse of the 'Thunder Powder' from descending upon the planet of Zillikian.
Betrayals, plots and counter-plots are exposed, 'terrifiers' explode and the supporters of the Elders do battle with the rebels.
Recommended Price: $1.99 / £1.23

CARNACKI: THE GHOST-FINDER - Coming this month!

Coming in February 2016, a brand new series of horror readings performed by Dan Starkey...

Creeping out after our announcement of Dracula, Big Finish is pleased to be able to confirm details of a brand new range of audiobook readings for 2016. Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder brings to life the cases of the supernatural detective, created by writer William Hope Hodgson in 1910.

‘The Carnacki stories are fantastic,’ says producer Scott Handcock, ‘and Hodgson’s writing is so wonderfully rich and evocative, it made sense for us to bring them to life in a series of equally fantastic readings. The first six tales especially are incredibly atmospheric - a cross between Conan Doyle and MR James - as Carnacki finds himself investigating supernatural happenings in the early twentieth century.’

The classic tales will be performed by Dan Starkey (Doctor Who’s Strax the Sontaran) as Thomas Carnacki with support from Joseph Kloska as his associate Dodgson. The range is directed and produced by Scott Handcock, whose previous work for Big Finish includes The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.

‘Strangely, I was working with Dan in Cardiff when I happened to mention I’d be tackling the Carnacki stories,’ continues Scott, ‘and he immediately started gushing about the character and the stories, so it was a delight when he agreed to bring Carnacki to life on audio. The language and writing is so rich, it’s great to let Dan’s performance take centre-stage, coupled with a lovely score from Ioan Morris and Rhys Downing.’

Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder collects together six of William Hope Hodgson’s original stories:

The Gateway of the Monster
The House Among the Laurels
The Whistling Room
The Horse of the Invisible
The Searcher of the End House
The Thing Invisible

All six stories will be included as part of a single volume which can be pre-ordered today for £18 on download ahead of its release in February 2016.

Please note that this release is download-only.

Castalia House Blog by Morgan Holmes - Now online!

Short Reviews – Formula for Conquest, James R. Adams - New!
RETROSPECTIVE: “Friend Island” by Francis Stevens - New!
RETROSPECTIVE: Part One of “The Citadel of Fear” by Francis Stevens - New!
Lovecraft on Lord Dunsany and the King James Bible - New!
Short Reviews – The Bubble Dwellers by Ross Rocklynne
RETROSPECTIVE: The Nightmare by Francis Stevens
David Hartwell: The Literary and the Fantastic

Clive Cussler: THE GANGSTER (Isaac Bell) - Arriving in book stores March 1!
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special “Black Hand Squad,” but the gangsters appear to be everywhere—so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399175954
ISBN-13: 978-0399175954
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
Pre-order  $21.11

Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith - Now available on audio!

The End of the Story: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 1
by Clark Ashton Smith
Narrated By Fleet Cooper,  Allan Robertson,  Joe Knezevich,  Bernard Setaro Clark,  William Neenan,  Chris Kayser
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Regular Price:$24.95

The Door to Saturn: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 2
by Clark Ashton Smith
Narrated By William Neenan,  Joe Knezevich,  Bernard Setaro Clark,  Allan Robertson,  Chris Kayser
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
Regular Price:$24.95

A Vintage from Atlantis: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 3
by Clark Ashton Smith
Narrated By Fleet Cooper,  Daniel May,  Joe Knezevich,  Bernard Setaro Clark,  William Neenan,  Chris Kayser
Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
Regular Price:$29.95

The Maze of the Enchanter: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 4
by Clark Ashton Smith
Narrated By Gregory St. John,  Bernard Setaro Clark,  Chris Kayser,  Daniel May
Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
Regular Price:$27.99

The Last Hieroglyph: Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Book 5
by Clark Ashton Smith
Narrated By Chris Kayser,  Gregory St. John,  William Neenan,  Daniel May,  Bernard Clark,  Fleet Cooper
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
Regular Price:$24.95

CTHULHU MONOPOLY - Now available!

Visit the locations of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos with this special Cthulhu-themed edition of the classic property game, Monopoly!

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.

CTHULHU YAHTZEE - Now available!

America's favorite dice game has a Lovecraftian theme with this special Cthulhu edition of Yahtzee!

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

Forgotten Books: CONAN THE DEFENDER by Robert Jordan (1982)  - New!
Overlooked Films: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP (Episode 1)
Overlooked Films: THE ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON (TV episode)
Overlooked Films: CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT TV Episode (1955)

Now available!

Explore the world of digest magazines with the third fantastic issue of THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST!

Click HERE for a Preview!

Heather Jacobs (Big Fiction) by D. Blake Werts
Timothy Green Beckley (Fate, Beyond, etc.) by Tom Brinkmann

Beyond by Tom Brinkmann
Super-Science Fiction by Peter Enfantino
Diabolik by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Dashiell Hammett digests by Steve Carper
Gunsmoke by Peter Enfantino
Dope Fiends trading cards by Richard Krauss

"The Rail City Rolls" by Ron Fortier
"Old Aunt Sin" by Gary Lovisi, with illustrations by Michael Neno
"Planetstorm" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Reviews by Ron Fortier and Richard Krauss
Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
Where Stories Dwell
The Man From Mars
The Executioner: Border Offensive
A Blonde for Murder
Popular Fiction Periodicals
Betty Fedora #2
Paperback Parade #89
Manhunt Dec. 1953
Children’s Digest Spring 1972
Fate #727

Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (illustration & cartoon)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes
Editor's Notes
Hammett digest biblio
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version, $8.99, with nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, with nearly 50 color cover images.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #3 - Arriving in comic shops February 10!  
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  
Cover: Wilfredo Torres

While she seems like a sweet old lady to the staff at the nursing home where she resides, only Doc Savage knows that a seemingly harmless elderly woman was once a member of a doomsday cult that threatened to kick off World War III back in the 1970s, and might well hold the key to a mystery that threatens the safety of the world in the modern day.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 Coming 1st quarter 2016!
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Written in 1941 but not published until 1967 - and just the second historical novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs - this is a stark tale of madness as told by a slave of the decidedly insane (consensus opinion) Roman emperor Caligula. It promises to be a very different online adventure strip.

Adaptation by Tom Simmons
Art by H.P. Lovecraft Award winner Mike Dubisch

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!

The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee

Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each

Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions

Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine

  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

January 2016
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

December 2015
Direct from the March, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, we present the first portion of the three-part short story "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.
Introduction by Dan Neyer.

Also, to wrap up our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we offer to you "Reginald Pym's Class Day" as it appeared in the June, 1903 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. Introduction and Afterword by Bob Gay.

November 2015
The only Christmas themed Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as it appeared in the January, 1892 number of The Strand Magazine, is presented and includes an introduction by Dan Neyer and all the Sydney Paget illustrations.

Also, the penultimate Harvard Illustrated story by George Allan England, "Bench Carvings at Harvard," which we strongly believe to be England's first attempt at science fiction.

October 2015
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales.  We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.

September 2015
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

August 2015
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK). 
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman  that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.


Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act”  that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.

July 2015
In Writings
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.

June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and 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.

Fu-Manchu: THE WRATH OF FU-MANCHU - Coming March 1, 2016!
by Sax Rohmer

This final volume in the Fu-Manchu collection brings together some unpublished manuscripts, and stories which have previously appeared only in magazine form, by the late Sax Rohmer.

The long title novella and three others feature the dastardly Dr. Fu-Manchu - and, of course, his unremitting opponent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith.

There are eight more stories in this book, no less characteristic of Sax Rohmer's art.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
List Price: $9.95

Girasol Collectables

The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Soon to be retired pulp replica editions!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1

All of the remaining issues shown below are available now.
We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
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DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
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OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
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he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
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#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
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#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
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March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
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#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

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#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
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#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

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February 1933

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THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
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#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
The Withering Death (December 1938)
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

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Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5

Now available for pre-order; Release in mid-May!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
Pre-release Special: $130 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $10.)

Previous volumes are still available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130




Please note that the cover inset may not be the one shown in the image.

The Golden Age - Now online!

The Black Terror 1948 &1949 ~ Cover art by Alex Schomburg ~ Interior art by Frank Frazetta, Mort Meskin, Ruben Moreira & Al Williamson - New!
Startling Comics 1940-1948 ~ Art by Alex Schomburg, Graham Ingels and others!  - New!
Thrilling Comics 1940-1950 ~ Art by Alex Schomburg and others! - New!
Ed Emshwiller
Arthur Rackham ~ The Night Before Chrstmas
N. C. Wyeth ~ The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Arthur Rackham ~ The Ring of the Niblung by Richard Wagner

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 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
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

             Now available for pre-order!  

THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.

“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
Preorder price: $45

Haffner Press
Now available for pre-order!  

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback

Haffner Press

Haffner Press
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!

It is with much frustration we announce that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD: THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE hit another stumbling block. This was a big one. We supplied materials to the printer in August 2015 and, after several challenges (see our previous e-newsletter), we were informed in early December that the books were finally finished.      
However, the review copies sent by the printer for our final approval did not meet the standards of Haffner Press. The binding method they used to get the cloth-covered cases to fit the page-blocks matches no book we've ever seen, let alone published. This binding method also forces the spine of the dustjacket to wrap onto the back of the book. When we were informed that the balance of the inventory matched these review copies, we rejected the entire lot.

As of this writing, we are scheduling a proper run of the book, updated for 2016, bringing you the edition of MURDER DRAWS A CROWD to which you're entitled. This means an additional delay of several months. We wish there was better news. As the first book of the multi-volume series collecting the mystery fiction of Fredric Brown, we want this book to be a point of pride in your collection. Fredric Brown — and you — deserve it.

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45

Haffner Press
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!

Production Update from Haffner Press!
While the news on the first volume of THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY is not the greatest, we are pleased to report that work on the second volume, DEATH IN THE DARK, is in the home stretch.    
Fredric Brown scholar Jack Seabrook is on hand again with an erudite introduction and we have been successful in securing many more of the original illustrations; not only those from the detective pulps, but also those for the rarities from the trade magazines INDEPENDENT SALESMAN, THE INVENTOR, FEEDSTUFFS, etc.

“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.

Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   

Preorder price: $40

Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.

For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.

You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.


Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

Coming in March!

Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch



Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade coming after you...

 - First publication ever!
 - Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
 - Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony, the Macavity, and more
 - BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and other major publications

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: Conclusion - New!
The Illustrated Press

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.

JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #4 - Arriving in comic shops February 10!  
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it – even though it may guarantee that he doesn’t live through the night. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years!

“Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.” – Warren Ellis

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


THE PARASITE by Dorothy Norman Cooke
THE OUTSIDER by H. P. Lovecraft
THE CRAWLER by Robert W. Lowndes
THE WHITE DOMINO by Urann Thayer
THE FELINE PHANTOM by Gilbert Draper

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages

Jim Anthony-Super-Detective, Volume 4 Audible – Unabridged - Now available!
Joel Jenkins (Author), Frank Byrns (Author), Erwin Roberts (Author), Mark Justice (Author), Bob Kern (Narrator)

The Action Continues with the Super-Detective

He's half Comanche, half Irish, and all American! Jim Anthony the Super Detective returns in his fourth volume of brand new adventures from Airship 27 Productions.

Traveling the globe, Anthony battles all manner of twisted villainy in four new tales and his challenges are herculean. Writers Erwin K. Roberts, Joel Jenkins, Frank Byrns, and Mark Justice have whipped up a quartet of high adventure stories that are the hallmark of the Super Detective. From Mexico, where he encounters a Nazi spy ring, to the streets of Manhattan where he hunts down a brutal serial killer, Jim Anthony proves once again why he is one of the most exciting and fun heroes ever created in the golden age of American pulps.

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to continue the exploits of the one and only, Jim Anthony - Super Detective.

Produced by Radio Archives.

Airship 27 Productions - Pulp Fiction for a New Generation!

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Season 2 - Now available!

The original 1960s series that set the stage for the major feature film this summer is back with the release of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season. During its second season, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was recognized as the Golden Globe winner for Best TV Show and nominated for 10 Emmy Awards. Led by a star studded cast featuring Leo G. Carrol, David McCallum and Robert Vaughn, the twist and turns continue as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season on DVD February 2, 2016. The 10 disc series includes all 30 one-hour episodes of full-color entertainment.

Top agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, played by actors Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, use their charm, wit, and assortment of gadgets to defend the world from their international syndicate T.H.R.U.S.H. The second season continues with all the excitement from season one, as the agents travel all over the world to take on T.H.R.U.S.H and its axis of evil Allies. Whether the agents are posing as prison inspectors or obtaining mind-reading devices, the adventures are sure to continue throughout the season. This exciting season also features guest appearances by Jill Ireland, Angela Lansbury, Kevin McCarthy, Vincent Price and George Sanders.

"Warner Brothers is thrilled to be releasing The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season" said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The second season was an exciting and pivotal point for the series, as it made the switch from being featured in black and white to full-color, and we are pleased to bring the entire season into the homes of fans all over."

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Second Season includes 30 1-Hour Episodes in a 10-disc DVD Collection.

Mystery*File - Now online!

Reviewed by Walter Albert: RAOUL WHITFIELD – Jo Gar’s Casebook.
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — W. H. HODGSON “The Thing Invisible.”
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2015  by Richard Moore
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2015, by Walker Martin
PulpFest 2015 – The People

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


To the printer at the end of February!
Pre-order now to avoid missing an issue!

The Paperback Fanatic 34
150 pages, all colour. 
A Visual Guide to Monarch Books,
cult movie tie-ins
The Warriors
Manly Wade Wellman
James Blish
Daniel Galouye
Charles Finney
Margaret St Clair
Mike Heslop
Paperback Fair report and more. 

Improved format following feedback on issue 33 - reduced page count and thicker cover lamination as well as better quality envelopes to help protect the mag in transit.  

UK post:  £11.50
Europe and US/Canada:  £13.50
Australia and Japan:  £14.50

Pulp Horror 2
68 pages, all colour, also with a book spine. 
Horror in SF special. 
House on the Borderland
Satanic SF
the  books that Alien ripped off
a guide to SF/Horror cross-overs
Frank Belknap Long
Bug Eyed Monsters and more.

UK post:  £7.50
Europe and US/Canada:  £8.50
Australia and Japan:  £9.50

PAPERBACK PARADE #91 - Now available!
The Magazine for Paperback Readers & Collectors! Paperback Parade, if you are a book collector, reader, or just love great old books then this is the magazine for you!

Each 100 page, perfect-bound digest-size trade paperback, is in FULL COLOR loaded with articles on rare books, authors, artists, publisher runs, with dozens and dozens of gorgeous FULL COLOR covers of rare books of all kinds. Also “Paperback Talk” news, letters, show info, new books, people in the hobby.

“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“Celebrating Frank Frazetta”  by Gary Lovisi
“Two to Keep” by Richard A. Lupoff
“The Riddle of the Barmaray Company” by Steve Carper
“Paperback Kerouac” by Tom Cantrell
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Rich Greene
“Keyhole Covers” by Ken Wishnia
“Outrageous Covers” by Wally Pattengill

ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net”  
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES: Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item. International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.

Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  
A Princess of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1912)
The Scarlet Jaguar (Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2015)  
Swords Against Cthulhu (Ed. Gavin Chappell, Rogue Planet Press/Horrified Press, 2015)

Pearls from Peoria (Kindle Edition)  - Now available!
by Philip José Farmer

An outstanding and unique collection from an outstanding and unique talent. Philip José Farmer, three time Hugo winner and Nebula Grand Master in 2001, has written exciting and provocative fiction since his debut, the ground breaking “The Lovers,” stunned the SF community in 1952.

Pearls from Peoria assembles over sixty previously uncollected pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and autobiography that demonstrate the extraordinary range and vitality of Philip José Farmer’s imagination.

Many of the pieces appear here for the first time anywhere, while others have previously appeared only in small run magazines that have remained elusive and avidly sought after by Farmer aficionados.

These tales and articles provide the reader with a grand tour of the literary pocket universes that make up Philip José Farmer’s private cosmos. The range is vast, from horror to pulp heroes, and autobiography with pieces on Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Doc Savage and Sir Richard Burton, Riverworld and Oz, Sherlock Holmes and Ralph von Wau Wau.

Pearls from Peoria represents outstanding value for people who want access to this incredibly rare work without spending a fortune, and copious amounts of time and energy, tracking down the individual original publications.

Kindle Price:    $6.99

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
The adventure begins today at the link below!

Pulp Adventurecon
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm

Universal Palms Hotel
The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south!
The second annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Universal Palms Hotel is offering a special rate for attendees of the show.
Book your room for Friday, February 19th or February, October 20th (or both) and give the promotional code "Venture" and lock in your room for $89.00 per night.
That's a spectacular rate for Florida, especially in February!

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each.

And don't forget the show this Fall!

Ramada Inn of Bordentown
Date to be announced.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Crowbait for Killers" by Tom Gunn from TEXAS RANGERS, August, 1938
Ranger Jack Rand Rides Into a Case of Triple Slaughter That Calls for Gun Vengeance!

"Murder Junk" by Charles Molyneux Brown from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
Narcotics Inspector Gil Grady followed the treacherous trail of a hated menace, dope, straight into a dead-end trap. And his only hope of life lay in the dumbest of all creatures - oysters.

"Homicide's Crimson Chariot" by Rex Whitechurch from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, September, 1945
Hurtling through the city streets, the dying girl told Ambulance Surgeon Carlton the name of her killer. But before Carlton could shriek it to the police, he had to halt the rush of justice by throwing himself into the murderer's crimson path.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Freshman by Philip José Farmer
The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (Starring Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard
The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tom Mix Rides Again  - New!
Cold War Heroes  - New!
PI Day Doomsday - New!
The King of Fear
Jasper And The Shelter of Angels
         Pulp Den  

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

New Blog about pulp magazines
Perks of being a pulp collector #42
BBC Video on the Zaporozhian Cossacks
R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.

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

Doc Ardan returns - New!
Meet Rouletabille
‘All-Star Pulp Comics’
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 12: Carte Blanche’
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Shadow’s mail-away rings - New!
‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’
The Spider, # 3: ‘Wings of the Black Death’
The Shadow OTR: ‘The Ghost on the Stair’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Genesis of the lightsaber?
Take a sf journey back to 1941
Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
Exploring ‘This Island Earth’
Jon Arfstrom: 1928-2015

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/

FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.


Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.

Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Ramble House
Now available!

Yet More Selected Stories from Science Fantasy

 Chosen and Introduced by
Damien Broderick and John Boston

Damien Broderick and John Boston are proud to announce the third installment in their series of tales taken from the pages of Science Fantasy magazine.
This volume has ten stories from some of the best writers of SF we have.
Thanks to Damien and John, this magazine that was far ahead of its time, can be enjoyed by all.

John Rackham, Bring Back a Life
Thomas Burnett Swann, Vashti
Josephine Saxton, The Wall
Brian Stableford and Craig Mackintosh, Beyond Time’s Aegis
Brian Aldiss, The Circulation of the Blood
J.G. Ballard, You and Me and the Continuum
Christopher Priest, The Run
Keith Roberts, Corfe Gate
Robert Wells, Stop Seventeen
Chris Boyce, Mantis

Available Editions
      $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
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.

Raven's Head Press
by Phil Hore
Now available!

 Two unlikely allies join forces with two of history's greatest writers, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker,
to save England from the ancient Order of the Dragon and the horrible sceret they protect.

Book one of the BLOODLINE TRILOGY, a new pulp series featuring Amun Galeus and Sebastian Vulk
as they traverse the ages solving supernatural mysteries and fighting against evil
in all its various manifestations from flesh and blood to the demonic powers of hell.

Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 224 pages, $15.95


Raven's Head Press
by Marco Siena
Now available!

3 Under the Moon is comprised of three intertwined horror tales that take place under the moon of England.
The cast includes werewolves, bungling petty criminals, and mutant law officers who operate outside the realm of normal.
The first story, Yellow Car and Silver Bullets, tells about the meeting between three crooks who chase a mysterious individual named Juan who just may be a werewolf.
In I Hate to Go an Italian-American special agent, Ray Konopski, arrives in London to settle a baffling case that leads him to cross paths with Juan.
The final story, Tell Him, centers around Harper, a London bobby, who joins together with Konopski to solve a strange case surrounding Juan who just happened to murder him the night before.

Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 112 pages, $15.00

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Research copies are now available!

Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death In The Crystal
- New!
Ten Glass Eyes
Room 1313
Trail of Vengeance
The Masked Headsman

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.

Anthony Rud and the Tango Dancer Murder-Part Two - New!
Anthony Rud and the Tango Dancer Murder-Part One  - New!
Abrach (?-?)-Part Two - New!
Abrach (?-?)-Part One - New!
Marion Carrere (1906-1970)
Edith de Garis (?-1950)
Mrs. Edgar Saltus (1883-1960)
Edgar Lloyd Hampton (1872-1951)
Edith Ogutsch (1929-1990)

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, January 12, 2016
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, February 2, 2016

Coming soon!
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, February 23, 2016
Heroes Reborn: Collection One, David Bishop, Timothy Zahn & Stephen Blackmore, Titan Books, $7.99 February 23, 2016
Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  February 23, 2016
Thor: Dueling with Giants, Asgard Trilogy, Book 1, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $9.99, March 8, 2016
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 15, 2016
Civil War [re-issue, “Illustrated Edition”], Stuart Moore, Marvel, $39.99, March 15, 2016
The Conclave of Shadow [Missy Masters #2], Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, April 5, 2016
Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, eds. Claude Lalumière & Mark Shainblum, EDGE, $15.95, April 15, 2016
Heroes Reborn: Collection Two, Duane Swierczynski, Keith DeCandido & Kevin J. Anderson, Titan Books, $7.99, April 19, 2016
Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, Asgard Trilogy, Book 2, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $9.99, May 10, 2016
Captain America: Dark Design, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, April 19, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2016
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, May 24, 2016
Velveteen vs. The Seasons, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $30.00, May 27, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 14, 2016
The Interminables, Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, July 5, 2016
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Paul Crilley, Marvel, $24.99, July 19, 2016
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, Asgard Trilogy, Book 3, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $9.99, July 22, 2016
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00 August 2, 2016
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2016
Black Widow: Forever Red, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $9.99, September 6, 2016
Futuristic Violence & Fancy Suits, David Wong, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, October 4, 2016
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, October 4, 2016
Black Widow: Red Vengeance, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 2016
Monster Hunter Tales, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, January 6, 2017

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
A Crossover Too Far

A. J. Smithers is a respected author of fiction and non-fiction titles with a special dedication to the Clubland fiction of Dornford Yates, John Buchan, and H. C. “Sapper” McNeile. His 1983 novel, Combined Forces was subtitled Being the Latter-Day Adventures of Richard Hannay, “Bulldog” Drummond, and Berry and Co. Clubland literary scholar Richard Usborne praised the book and Smithers’ willingness to expose the dark sides of its characters’ lives. Wold Newtonians sometimes seek out this rare work because of the literary crossover within its pages. I approached the book first as a Bulldog Drummond completist and secondly as a fan of Richard Hannay.

Read the rest at the link below.

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