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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
SANCTUM BOOKS HOLIDAY SALE!
NOW THROUGH December 31, 2017!
NOW THROUGH December 31, 2017 Sanctum Books is offering a 30% discount off list price for:
A complete set of all 87 DOC SAVAGE classic volumes (plus replicas of the two 1930s Doc Savage giveaway premium prints)
The first 100 Sanctum Books SHADOW volumes plus SHADOW ANNUAL #1.
With insured postage, the 87 DOC SAVAGE volumes (plus premium replicas) can be purchased for just $900.00 postpaid, while the first 100 SHADOW volumes (plus a complete set of Shadow art prints and premium photo replicas) can be purchased for only $1,050.00 postpaid. (Some of these volumes are already sold out except in super packs!)
ALSO ON SALE:
THE AVENGER #1-12 (reprinting all 30 pulp adventures) for just $130.00—a 25% discount
THE SPIDER #1-10 for $110.00
THE WHISPERER #1-7 (reprinting all 14 1936-37 pulp novels) for just $75.00 postpaid.
Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245
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This special discount offer expires at midnight, December 31, 2017.
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops December 6!
THE SHADOW Volume 124: “The Ghost Makers” & “House of Ghosts” The Master of Darkness unmasks phony spiritualists in two legendary pulp novels. First, in one of Walter Gibson’s greatest classics, the Dark Avenger investigates “The Ghost Makers” after a glowing dagger materializes to strike terror at a séance. Then, The Shadow teams with real-life ghostbuster Joseph Dunninger to investigate a series of spirit murders in a “House of Ghosts." This haunting collection showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, while Will Murray explores the Gibson-Houdini-Lovecraft connection and Anthony Tollin recalls The Shadow Big Little Books. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-241-4 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]
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|THE ART OF THE PULPS |
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson
Now available and highly recommended!
A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.
Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).
With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.
Hardcover, 240 pages, $49.99.
Co-editors Doug Ellis and Ed Hulse have jointly signed a limited number of copies Murania Press is pleased to sell for the book’s suggested retail price of $49.99, with free shipping for buyers in the continental United States. A personal inscription can be added if requested; just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org asking for personalization.
To repeat, there is a very limited number of signed copies available, so if you’re interested don’t wait too long to place an order.
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Diana Rubino discusses her new novels "Sharing Hamilton" and "Eliza Jumel Burr: Vice Qeen of America"
Andrew Salmon discusses his recent Collection of all of his Sherlock Holmes stories into one volume
Jimmie Dale: Alias The Gray Seal
Will Murray: 2 New Wild adventures of Doc Savage and much more
The Jon Kirk Series: "The Mind Masters" and "The Time Masters"
"Four on the Run" Vol. 1 of the Saint's And Sinners Space Adventure Series
|ATHENA VOLTAIRE PULP TALES TPB VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops December 6! |
(Writer) Steve Bryant, Chris Murrin (Art) Steve Bryant (Cover) Steve Bryant, Jason Millet
Authors Tom King, Corinna Bechko, Genevieve Pearson, Will Pfeifer, and a dozen more tell the swashbuckling tales of globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire!
With illustrations by Steve Bryant, this collection of short stories in the spirit of the pulps which inspired the character sees Athena battling adversaries old and new, dodging lethal traps, fighting creatures natural and supernatural, and meeting some of history's most influential figures.
Softcover, 320 pages, B&W, $14.95
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|THE BIG BOOK OF THE CONTINENTAL OP - Now available! |
by Dashiell Hammett
Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op—one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction.
Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works have been lauded for almost one hundred years by fans, and his novel The Maltese Falcon was adapted into a classic film starring Humphrey Bogart. One of Dashiell Hammett's most memorable characters, the Continental Op made his debut in Black Mask magazine on October 1, 1923, narrating the first of twenty-eight stories and two novels that would change forever the face of detective fiction. The Op is a tough, wry, unglamorous gumshoe who has inspired a following that is both global and enduring. He has been published in periodicals, paperback digests, and short story collections, but until now, he has never, in all his ninety-two years, had the whole of his exploits contained in one book. The book features all twenty-eight of the original standalone Continental Op stories, the original serialized versions of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material. This anthology of Continental Op stories is the only complete, one-volume work of its kind.
Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
List Price: $25.00
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THE ALBIGENSIAN TREASURE
by Maurice Magre
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman
This volume is the ninth of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works. In The Albigensian Treasure (1938), we follow the adventures of Michel de Bramevaque, who launched himself in search of the Holy Grail after receiving a supernatural injunction. Magre, with elegant simplicity, leads us through a series of adventures and trials on the quest for the sacred artifact hidden by his Albigensian ancestors in the Languedoc soil.
Long considered as one of the best works of esoteric literature of 20th century, The Albigensian Treasure, rooted in the Cathar religion, is rich in spirituality, demonstrating that, behind the visible face of things, often hides another, much more subtle. This is a superb novel of fantastic realism, steeped in a dark and tormented atmosphere.
The book also includes a collection of similarly-themed vignettes from La Beauté invisible (1937).
Le Trésor des Albigeois [The Albigensian Treasure, 1938]
Communication avec la nature [Communication with Nature, 1937]
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 280 pages
JEAN DE FODOAS This volume is the tenth of a series of twelve dedicated to Magre’s works. In Jean de Fodoas (1939), the eponymous hero leaves his natal city of Toulouse, travelling to the heart of India in the heyday of the Mogul Empire, to the court of Emperor Akbar the Great. Adventure and mysticism are brought together in the novel, because Jean’s cousin has recruited him to accomplish a mysterious task at Akbar’s court, involving the treasure of Genghis Khan and the enigmatic Baphomet that was once allegedly worshipped by the Knights Templars.
by Maurice Magre
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman
A picaresque and rambunctious adventure story, Jean de Fodoas is a stylish example of Magre’s ability to bring together adventure and mysticism.
Jean de Fodoas: aventures d’un Français à la cour de l’empereur Akbar [Jean de Fodoas, 1939]
Le Mystère des Templiers [The Mystery of the Templars, 1930]
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.
US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 300 pages
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Matthew Baugh: The Lights on Haint Mountain (starring Silver John, Madame Atomos)
Adam Mudman Bezecny: The Curse of Orlac (starring Orlac, Sar Dubnotal)
Nathan Cabaniss: Hero of Two Worlds (starring the Marquis de Lafayette)
Matthew Dennion: A Case of Mistaken Identity (starring Tedduy Verano, the Highlander)
Brian Gallagher: The Death of Von Bork (starring Captain Vampire, Irma Vep)
John Gallagher: Princes of the Universe (starring Solomon Kane)
Martin Gately: Rouletabille at the Old Bailey (starring Rouletabille)
Micah S. Harris: Beneath the Mount of Divination (starring Aramis, Brom Cromwell)
Travis Hiltz: The Case of the Remains to be seen (starring Spiridon, Prof. Brainerd)
Paul Hugli: The Night of the Dazzling Sun (starring Honey West, Tom Wills, The Nyctalope)
Matthew Ilseman: Guided Tours of Famous Secret Places (starring Haunted Places of Paris)
Rick Lai: Phantom Masquerade (starring Fantômas)
Nigel Malcolm: Tomorrow belongs to the Nyctalope (starring The Nyctalope, Stalker)
Christofer Nigro: Kindred Beasts (starring Judex, Felifax)
Frank Schildiner: Dice, Pearl and Sword (starring Rocambole, Zatoichi)
Michel Stéphan: The Odyssey of Madame Atomos (starring Madame Atomos)
Artikel Unbekannt: The Yellow Peril (starring The Yellow Shadow)
David L. Vineyard: The Third Eye of Osiris (starring Arsene Lupin, Fu Manchu)
Coup de grâce – the ultimate blow, the final strike in the merciless battle that pits good vs evil, heroes vs villains! But does it signal the triumph of order or the victory of chaos?
In this fourteenth volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the Marquis de Lafayette finds himself transported to Mars while Silver John runs afoul of Madame Atomos. Captain Vampire is plagued by Irma Vep. The Highlander challenges the leader of the Black Coats. Rouletabille appears at the Old Bailey. Aramis clashes with the unearthly presence of Baal. Rocambole meets Zatoichi, Honey West teams up with the Nyctalope, and Fantômas pays his debt to the King in Yellow.
Also starring Arsène Lupin, Felifax, Sâr Dubnotal, Harry Dickson, Teddy Verano, and many more.
Tales of the Shadowmen is the only anthology dedicated to the international heroes and villains of pulp literature, where writers from all over the world pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence.
US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 300 pages
“The best writer since Poe.”—a Weird Tales reader
Through the popularity of his occult detective Jules de Grandin, the name Seabury Quinn is synonymous with the weird mystery.
Seabury Quinn was a versatile author who wrote hundreds of works for various genres.
Someday I’ll Kill You! makes available all of Quinn’s non-series stories published outside of Weird Tales between 1925 and 1963.
Combining the intrigue of the detective story with the excitement of the adventure story, Someday I’ll Kill You! is a collection of murder and mayhem at its best, showcasing Seabury Quinn as a master of his craft.
Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.
First book publication.
Softcover, 288 pages, $19.95
| |Black Dog Books THE TRAIL OF BLOOD
by Murray Leinster, Tom Roberts (Editor, Cover Design), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction) Now available!
From the arid desert to the arctic wastes, adventure takes many paths.
Journey with master storyteller Murray Leinster as he guides the reader on a series of thrilling exploits in remote locales around the globe.
* Ju-Ju—A novel-length adventure of weird magic on the Dark Continent, reprinted from the legendary Thrill Book.
* The Trail of Blood—Along a jungle route bathed in scarlet did Wellington follow a long path of conquest.
* Tuilagi—Little did Wade know when he sought refuge on this island of beauty how close behind death lurked.
* Jungle Stream—Life was never the same after Hepple and Schmidt steamed the Mariposita up the Amazon.
* Sharks—A man learns that in the South Seas one has to be wary of shark —not only the finned kind, but the human kind as well.
These and fifteen other pulse-pounding tales are collected, many for the first time, in The Trail of Blood.
First book publication.
Softcover, 364 pages, $19.95
| |Black Dog Books MURDER: STRICTLY PRIVATE
by Norvell Page, Tom Roberts (Editor), James Reasoner (Introduction) Now available!
From the author of The Spider comes the amorous investigations of crack reporter Bill Carter.
A wide swath of crime sweeps its way through upper crust society in Miami. The slow action of the police does little to appease the outrage of the privileged. In steps Bill Carter, crack investigative journalist. His detective works drags him from the ballroom to the boudoir, dogging every lead and loose skirt.
For the first time the complete cases of Bill Carter are collecting into one volume. Follow along as Carter unravels such pulse-pounding mysteries as “The Chinese Garden Murders,” “The Clue of the Blue Stain,” “Death Plays Knock-Knock,” and seventeen other thrilling cases . . . while kissing a few distressed dames in the process.
With an introduction by award-winning author James Reasoner.
First book publication.
Softcover, 292 pages, $19.95
| |Black Dog Books PATHS OF FIRE
by Albert Richard Wetjen, Tom Roberts (Introduction) Now available!
Lovers of exotic adventure will welcome this new collection. Filled with excitement and clever drama, these stories cover murder, intrigue, stolen pearls, gun smuggling, mutiny and a fight for treasure!
Albert Richard Wetjen has been compared to John Masefield, while the O. Henry Awards said “he is in direct line of succession to Joseph Conrad.” As a writer of sea stories, Wetjen was equally adept at penning fiction for the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s and Good Housekeeping, while also catering to readers in Blue Book, Adventure and Action Stories. Wetjen left home at age thirteen for a life at sea, carrying on the traditions of his sailing forefathers.
These stories vividly display his intimate knowledge of the habits of sailors. But this collection is more than just a chronicle of man’s struggle against the relentless sea. Grim humor, pathos and tragedy are skillfully blended to make Paths of Fire entertaining from cover to cover. With a biographical introduction by Tom Roberts.
First book publication.
Softcover, 322 pages, $19.95
| Recognizing the Gangster Pulps and the Red Circle Publications |
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!
The Gang Pulps
“The NEW Gangster Story,” by Joseph Lichtblau, “Underworld, Gangster, G-Men, Etc.,” by Harold Hersey, “Two Magazines Suspend Under Sumner Threat,” by Anon., “Gangsters Real and Fictional,” by George Hagenauer
“Tom Lovell: The Hersey Years,” by Tom Roberts, “Steranko: Daydreams, Nightmares, and Other Obsessions ,” “Steranko Sounds Off!,” by Tom Roberts
The Red Circle of Menace
“Have You a Little Sadism in Your Dome?” by Harry Adler, “Meet the Editor: Robert O. Erisman,” by Anon., “An Interview with Abe Goodman,” by Robert Weinberg, “A Short History and Checklist of Martin Goodman’s Pulp Publications” by Gene Christie
“Pineapples!,” by Robert Leslie Bellem, “The Gargoyles of Madness,” by Russell Grey
“My Life In Science Fiction,” by David Kyle, “I Remember David A. Kyle,” by John D. Coker III, “David Kyle: A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams,” by John D. Coker III
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2017,” by Ed Hulse
Softcover, 130 pages, $14.95
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.
This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.
This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.
Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
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THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!
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Bold Venture Press
Six new short-stories!
1) "Give Them a Corpse" ... The Domino Lady’s New York adventure begins when a young girl becomes the pawn in a vicious blackmail scheme. A new adventure by Rich Harvey; First of a series!
2) "The Platinum Membership" by KT Pinto ...
A small Nazi Germany village falls prey to a shredding terror, and supernatural detective Raphael Jones investigates side-by-side with the Gestapo.
3) "Caring" by CJ Henderson ... Jack Hagee, P.I., is contracted to protect a most desirable and complicated star from a kidnap plot.
4) "Dance of Death" by Patrick Thomas and John L. French ... Jack Gardner and the ethical assassin, Rao, team-up to take down a Colombian drug gang.
5) "Doubt" by DJ Tyrer ... P.I. Milo Fisk runs the gauntlet to solve the murder of a mob soldier, and locate a missing cash payoff.
6) "Clear As Glass" by Jean Marie Ward ... How does a Real Wife of Malibu handle a cheating spouse?
Cover by Edd Coutts.
62 pages, 7x10 paperback
Paperback: $6.00 | eBook: $2.99
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THE BRONZE GAZETTE
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The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.
Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.
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Sensor Sweep: Lin Carter, Tolkien, and Modiphius Conan - New!
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Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: The Worst for Last
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| Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online! |
Johnny Weissmuller as JUNGLE JIM - New!
007 Soundtrack 1: DR. NO (1963) - New!
Hear it here: RED NAILS by Robert E. Howard - New!
Pulp Gallery: DUSTY AYRES and his BATTLE BIRDS 10,11,12 (1935)
Comic Gallery: THE SHADOW STRIKES! 1-4 (1989)
Comic Gallery: COWGIRL ROMANCES 4,5,6 (1951)
Paperback Gallery: FRANK FRAZETTA
|THE DEMON CROWN: A SIGMA FORCE NOVEL (Sigma Force Novels) - Coming December 5! |
by James Rollins
Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.
Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists―led by Alexander Graham Bell―to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death.
Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror―dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones―is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America's front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher this deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.
With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading―adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.
Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy--the newly resurrected Guild―even it if means sacrificing one of his own.
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
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Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology
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The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology contains over 1,200 pages of material, spread over four volumes and includes 5000+ illustrations and 140,000 words. Its massive in scope and scale.
Written by Michael Tierney who worked closely with and was officially sanctioned by all the people at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to bring this massive project to life.
The ERBAC is as much an narrative history of ERB's publications as it is a visual history. Michael Tierney has combed the archives and gathered together a vast treasure trove of art, from pulp covers, to interior art, from novels that range on both sides of the Atlantic to the vast array of comic books that sported ERB's amazing creations. He's taken these and woven them into a discussion that explores the many facets of the various industries and Burroughs' place within them.
Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts.
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Volume 1: The Pulps The Dawn of the Age of Science Fiction
Volume 2: The Books Literature With Sharp Cutting Edges
Volume 3: Comics The Universal Language Part 1
Volume 4: Comics The Universal Language Part 2
Volume 4: Comics The Univseral Language Part 2 (UK material)
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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.
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"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
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| |Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. THE LAND OF TERROR
Now available for pre-order! LAND of TERROR - Grosset & Dunlap Limited Edition
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With 13 color illustrations including fold-outs, full color dust jacket by Bob Eggleton, frontispiece by John Coleman Burroughs,
27 previously unpublished chapter headings by John Coleman Burroughs,
bookmark and custom slipcase - signed by the artist, Bob Eggleton on the limitation page.
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Due to ship by January 15, 2018.
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New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!
Since the we are in the midst of the holiday season, we thought a Christmas offering might be appreciated, and so we are happy to present a story by
Bret Harte, "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar," just as it appeared (with a few editorial interpolations) in the March, 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Introductory notes are by Bob Gay.
Just in time for Halloween, we present what is probably the most popular story to appear in Weird Tales, "The Night Wire" by H. F. Arnold.
Read it at night with the lights turned low...
Since we are now in the season of Fall (and not wanting to miss the chance for a pun), this month we present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tale of a famous fall, The Adventure of the Final Problem, just as it appeared in the December, 1993 issue of The Strand Magazine, including the illustrations by Sidney Paget. An introduction by Dan Neyer is also included and he makes some interesting points about our current perceptions of Professor Moriarty...
Also, if you are new to the site, you might wish to read Dan's biography of Doyle and possibly peruse some of our other Doyle stories.
We've added a new Author Collection to FAFF, and are pleased to present The Edmond Hamilton Collection.
Like our other Author Collections, our initial offering begins with a biography of Hamilton and we've also included Hamilton's very first story, The Monster God of Mamurath.
In the months to come, we will be adding additional Hamilton stories to the collection and will also be adding more early science fiction by names both famous and forgotten.
This month, we present "The Jameson Satellite," direct from the pages of the July, 1931 issue of Amazing Stories, along with an introduction by Bob Gay.
Also, we have added another annotated gallery of Bob's Stuff, with even more wonderment from Bob's boxes and shelves.
Back after a short hiatus (insert your favorite quote about life here) we present the fourth, and final story of Doyle's Tales of the High Seas, "The Striped Chest."
Dan Neyer introduces the story and also addresses the unknowns that surround the tale, as Captain Sharkey is nowhere to be found in the narrative.
All of Doyle's text is there, along with the illustrations by Warwick Goble, just as they appeared in the July 1897 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK).
This month we present the final tale of Captain Sharkey, "The Voyage of Copley Banks," just as it appeared in the May, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK), including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. Dan Neyer adds a short introduction.
And, just for the completists out there: We do realize that there is a 4th Sharkey tale, but we consider it apocryphal and its true origins are unknown.
Captain Sharkey returns in the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Tales of the High Seas in a tale entitled, "The Two Barques," just as it appeared in the March, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble.
Dan Neyer's introduction is also included as a more modern addition.
Pirates...Tall sailing ships...the High Seas...and the villainous buccaneer, Captain Sharkey...all these, and more, are part of the Arthur Conan Doyle series, Tales of the High Seas.
Starting this month, we begin the series with "The Governor of St. Kitts," just as it appeared in the January, 1897 issue of the British version of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble.
Dan Neyer provides the introduction to the story and the series.
Concluding our reprinting of the first series of Father Brown stories, we present “The Sign of the Broken Sword” including all the George Gibbs illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Next month, prepare to hoist the jib and steer for clear water!
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5 The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5 Now available! 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! $140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)
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It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
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THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH By Robert Bloch, Edited by Stephen Haffner, Illustrated by Gahan Wilson Now available for pre-order!
Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is one of the most fondly remembered and collected authors of crime, horror, fantasy, and science fiction of the 20th Century. Noted by many as the author of Psycho, Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and began his career by emulating H.P. Lovecraft's brand of "cosmic horror." He later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.
500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00
TABLE OF CONTENTS
“The Feast in the Abbey”
“The Beasts of Barsac”
“The Shambler from the Stars”
“The Opener of the Way”
“A Question of Identity”
“Nursemaid to Nightmares”
“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”
“Death Is a Vampire”
“The Bat Is My Brother”
“The Skull of the Marquis de Sade”
“The Bogey Man Will Get You”
“Tooth or Consequences”
“The Hungry House”
“The Man Who Collected Poe”
“I Kiss Your Shadow”
“Dig That Crazy Grave”
“The Sleeping Redheads” aka “Sleeping Beauty”
“The Living Dead”
“A Case of the Stubborns”
“The Bedposts of Life”
“The Scent of Vinegar”
Hard Case Crime
HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER
Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann
It isn’t easy going to jail for a practical joke. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians’ careers in tatters—so jail is where Harold Künt landed. Now he’s just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. He wants no part of his fellow inmates’ plan to use an escape tunnel to rob two banks. But it’s too late; he’s in it up to his neck. And that neck may just wind up in a noose...
HELP I AM BEING HELD PRISONER is Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious, a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand Master returning to stores for the first time in three decades.
First appearance in bookstores in 30 years
Donald E. Westlake is a multiple Edgar Award winner—and a nominee for the Academy Award!
The wildest caper ever by the master of the heist story
THE LAST STAND
Cover art by Laurel Blechman
A tarnished former cop goes on a crusade to find a politician’s killer and avoid the .45-caliber slug with his name on it. A pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the desert finds himself at the center of a struggle between FBI agents, unsavory fortune hunters, and the local Indian tribe to control a mysterious find that could mean wealth and power—or death. Two substantial new works filled with Spillane’s muscular prose and the gorgeous women and two-fisted action the author was famous for, topped off by an introduction from Max Allan Collins describing the history of these lost manuscripts and his long relationship with the writer who was his mentor, his hero, and for much of the last century the bestselling author in the world.
First publication ever!
Edited and with an introduction by ROAD TO PERDITION author Max Allan Collins
Includes Spillane’s final novel and a bonus Spillane novella that has also never been published anywhere
|Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES HC VOLUME 12 1953 - 1955 - Arriving in comic shops December 6! |
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy
The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. Included in this volume are six complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Matchmaker," "The Super Apes," "Ragon's Game," "The Mob," "The Wrestling Tourney," and "Aboard the SS Gay." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.
Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, $60.00
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THE FORGOTTEN PLANET
THE MAD PLANET
The possibility that our planet will some day be dominated by the insect world has been admitted by our greatest entomologists, and the possibility of this is not half so remote as one might think.
Some of our deepest thinkers believe that it is not only possible, but most probable, that this may happen, or possibly has happened in the past.
It is a story tremendous in its possibilities, and the author has written it with such a facile pen, that you cannot lay the story aside until you have come to its conclusion.
THE RED DUST
The world, in a far distant future, is peopled with huge insects and titanic fungus growths. Life has been greatly altered, and tiny Man is now in the process of becoming acclimated to the change. We again meet our hero Burl, but this time a far greater danger menaces the human race. The huge insects are still in evidence, but the terror they inspire is as nothing compared to the deadly Red Dust.
Once again, Burl experiences magnificent adventures against a colorful background, but to the whole the author has added philosophical and psychological observations that give this story a flavor seldom achieved in science-fiction.
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 220 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $14.95
MURDER MADNESS Seven Secret Service men had completely disappeared. Another had been found a screaming, homicidal maniac, whose fingers writhed like snakes.
So Bell, of the secret "Trade," plunges into South America after The Master-the mighty, unknown octopus of power whose diabolical poison threatens a continent!
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 236 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $14.95
|LAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM THE EARTH'S CORE #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 6! |
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Gene Magora (Cover) Mike Wolfer
Two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest science fiction series meet at last, as the lost continent of Caspak from THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT and PELLUCIDAR, the prehistoric world at the Earth's core, collide in one colossal crossover!
The titanic crossover clash between Edgar Rice Burroughs’ worlds of Caspak and Pellucidar continues! The telepathic, pterosaurian Mahars have invaded the island continent of Caspak, sweeping across the prehistoric landscape in a reign of terror. Dian of Pellucidar must find a way to escape from the Mahar’s clutches and unite the tribes of Caspak before the ruthless creatures exterminate everything on the continent! THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT TERROR FROM THE EARTH’S CORE #2 comes with three covers – Two Connecting Main Covers by Gene Magora and a Wish You Were Here Postcard Retailer Incentive Edition by Dan Parsons.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
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|Men of Violence 9: The fanzine dedicated to men's adventure paperbacks - Now available! |
The fanzine of men's adventure paperbacks.
60 pages, all colour, 100+ covers reproduced.
Articles, reviews and features on:
I Watched Them Eat Me Alive
Killer Critters in men's adventure magazines
Blaise of Glory - the final Modesty Blaise book Brit Spy
Johnny Fedora King of the Castle
High-adventure with Desmond Bagley
Alexander Knox and George Shipway Battle Cry! the cutting-edge men's adventure magazine.
Paperback: 60 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
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| Occult Detective Quarterly Issue 3 - Now available! |
With even more thrill-packed pages than last issue, OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY returns to offer another wild ride of strange crimes, where hardened investigators and supernatural sleuths dare the darkness to seek out the truth.
New tales of gritty detective work and the unnatural cross the globe and the timelines.
A Seventies PI faces death on the NY subway; a gifted young woman investigates murder in Victorian England, and the authorities send a man to help troops in Nicaragua who face unknown terrors.
Pulp noir meets the worlds of H P Lovecraft, and an unusual detective faces aquatic perils in the Bay of Bengal. Sherlock Holmes himself makes an appearance, and much more.
Stories from Brian M Sammons, Alice Loweecy, Edward M Erdelac, Willie Meikle and six other talented modern writers.
Plus extensive reviews, non-fiction articles on Robert E Howard’s detective characters, Dickens and Conan Doyle, and great commissioned art.
Paperback: 122 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
| |PS Publishing BLACK WINGS VI Edited by S. T. Joshi Now available!
Pre-orders are shipping early next week at the latest!
This sixth volume of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Black Wings series demonstrates as never before how infinitely malleable are H. P. Lovecraft’s weird conceptions. The twenty-two stories and poems in this book run the gamut of modes and genres, but each of them is fueled by elements large and small drawn from Lovecraft’s inexhaustibly rich corpus of writing.
Cosmicism is central to Lovecraft’s imaginative vision, and it oftentimes is manifested in tales of archaeological horror. In this volume, stories by Ann K. Schwader, Lynne Jamneck, Don Webb, and Stephen Woodworth treat this motif in varying and distinctive ways. Lovecraft’s work is also infused with a profound sense of place, as he himself was attached to the familiar locales of his native New England but also travelled widely in search of new vistas to stimulate his imagination. Here, stories by Tom Lynch, Aaron Bittner, W. H. Pugmire, and Darrell Schweitzer summon up the landscapes of diverse realms in America to tease out the horrors embedded in them.
Alien creatures are featured in many of Lovecraft’s greatest tales. In this volume, William F. Nolan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock summon up multiform monsters inspired by Lovecraft’s notions of hybridism and alien incursion. The forbidden book theme is deftly handled by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and the notion of other worlds lying just around the corner from our own is the subject of stories by Donald Tyson and Mark Howard Jones. Finally, David Hambling cleverly adapts Lovecraftian concepts to the locked-room detective story.
In commemorating the incredible efflorescence of weird poetry in our time, this book presents poems by four leading contemporary poets—Ashley Dioses, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D. L. Myers. Each of their works fuses skilful use of rhyme and metre with compact evocations of Lovecraftian themes. H. P. Lovecraft’s work is likely to continue inspiring writers for many generations, and this volume presents a vivid snapshot of what can be said in this idiom by sensitive and talented authors.
Introduction S. T. Joshi
Pothunters Ann K. Schwader
The Girl in the Attic Darrell Schweitzer
The Once and Future Waite Jonathan Thomas
Oude Goden Lynne Jamneck
Carnivorous William F. Nolan
On a Dreamland’s Moon Ashley Dioses
Teshtigo Creek Aaron Bittner
Ex Libris Caitlín R. Kiernan
You Shadows That in Darkness Dwell Mark Howard Jones
The Ballad of Asenath Waite Adam Bolivar
The Visitor Nancy Kilpatrick
The Gaunt Tom Lynch
Missing at the Morgue Donald Tyson
The Shard Don Webb
The Mystery of the Cursed Cottage David Hambling
To Court the Night K. A. Opperman
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks W. H. Pugmire
Mister Ainsley Steve Rasnic Tem
Satiety Jason V Brock
Provenance Unknown Stephen Woodworth
The Well D. L. Myers
AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE November 2017
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786362-01-8 [£25]
300 Slipcased JHC signed by the contributors — ISBN 978-1-786362-00-1 [£50]
PULPDOM ONLINE #14
PULPDOM ONLINE #15
PULPDOM ONLINE #16
Featuring: KASPA THE LION MAN & THE CAVE MEN Parts 1, 2 & 3
In the early 1930's British author C.T. Stoneham published two novels about a Tarzan-like character: THE LION'S WAY and KASPA THE LION MAN.
The first was made into the movie KING OF THE JUNGLE starring Buster Crabbe and was reprinted in the Oct 1948 FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES .
Now more than 80 years later a third Kaspa novel by the original author will see the light of day.
Part 1 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #14.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your free copy.
Part 2 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #15.
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Part 3 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #16.
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|Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online! |
New this week
"The Great God Ananzi" by Stephen Chalmers from ADVENTURE, 1st August, 1918
In African folklore the Ananzi spider is a wise and powerful god. It looks a bit like a tarantula but it's not. Tarantulas are pretty deadly.
Warden has been sent down to a small port in Jamaica to learn the banana business. Six days of the week the port village is quiet but the seventh is "Banana Day" when the freighters arrive, the farmers bring in the crops and the two wholesalers, a banana trust and an Independent Alliance vie for their wares. Currently there's a boom in bananas fueled by a fear that a tax is going to laid on them. The buyer for Warden's company seems to be laying down on the job and in the end recommends that his father fire him. between the time the buyer was ordered to report to the company's headquarters and him getting there things have changed. The tax has been scuttled, prices for bananas have plunged and the Trust company is going to have to throw away tons of the fruit. But the Independent alliance, because they failed to buy up as many bananas are their rival, will not be hurt as badly by the market crash. The buyer explains that he had had a hunch, possibly from the Ananzi spider that a crash was coming so had added as he had to discourage purchases.
"The Great Hiding Place" by Denzil C. Lees from ARGOSY, January 26, 1918
Hunter of England has gone to the Arabian desert to look for David Castle, a man missing for many years.
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The Choking Rain - New!
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War's End: The Storm
Gliese 581: Departure
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A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone... - New!
Swipe or inspiration - you decide
Pulp AdventureCon 2018 - photos
Review: Art of the pulps
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Early Autumn Giveaway
|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 three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.
| 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/
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Doc Savage Audiobook
Death's Dark Domain
by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie
There are unknown Things prowling the darkest patch of land on the planet. Haunted by creatures that might have emerged from the Hell’s lowest regions, ancient Ultra-Stygia has turned into a cauldron of conflict between rival countries. Monster bats careen through the night sky. Invisible Cyclopes patrol the scorched battleground. And a power beyond understanding robs men of their vision.
|Can the 20th century’s premier scientist and superman untangle this Gordian knot of carnage before neighboring nations are drawn into an apocalyptic new world war? Or will the Man of Bronze succumb to an unstoppable power he himself has unleashed upon mankind? |
From the frozen Arctic to the war-torn Balkans, Doc Savage and his fighting five follow a winding trail of terror to a blood-freezing climax.
Michael McConnohie gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller.
From the archives of the mighty Ancients, Curt Newton brings back forgotten Denebian science to balk a greed-maddened schemer who seeks to loose unspeakable terror on the Universe!
As Captain Future stories continued to be written, it likely became necessary for Newton and the Futuremen to make their way beyond our own solar system, even our own galaxy. To this end, Captain Future eventually invents the ‘vibration drive’, a device that essentially allows the band of heroes to go anywhere they need to to protect the universe. New planets get explored and galaxies unheard of spring into life, all teeming with some mystery and evil for Captain Future to face. Travel between dimensions even becomes possible, as does time travel!
Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that often come into play. Curtis Newton shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
Captain Future has no shortage of enemies. Beings from across the universe and beyond plot to dominate planets, to destroy galaxies, and find themselves defeated by Captain Future. Only one of his foes, however, proved evil enough to face Captain Future twice. Ull Quorn, The Magician of Mars, is actually the son of the man responsible for murdering Curtis Newton’s parents. Intelligent, ruthless, and strong, Quorn is nearly Captain Future’s equal in every way and comes closer than any to ending the life of the Man of Tomorrow.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1945 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Red Sun of Danger” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent X — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent X was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent X returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
Kingdom Of Blue Corpses by Brant House
The Man of a Thousand Faces is forced to adopt a strange disguise — the face of a livid blue corpse. And this pits him against a ruthless, vicious criminal who leaves a weird wake of blue death. Men die in a horror halo of preternatural light — and the infamous Blue Spark checks off another name from his lethal ledger... Secret Agent “X” is snared in a treachery tangle of the law and the lawless — and walks straight into the trap of Inspector John Burks.
Suicide Satchel by J. Lane Linklater
When young Joe started out for his wedding — he didn’t expect his gun-toting past would delay him.
Terror Tribunal by Frederick C. Davis
Labor racketeers crossed the trail of District Attorney Mark Hazzard. And though Hazzard’s manhunt led to a beautiful woman, he could make no arrest. For that woman was Inspector Trencher’s own daughter.
Satan’s Masquerade by Alexis Rossoff
The Whisperer — nemesis of all lawbreakers — was broken on the whirling wheel of a new political regime. Murder stalked the Whisperer. And murder had always been his meal. But now that murder mocked him — for he had been stripped of his power.
Hot-Seat Hurdle by S.J. Bailey
A killer baited a murder trap — and — used boomerang bait.
The Secret Council — Column
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
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These new dust-jackets use scans of the original cover paintings by J. Allen St. John and Studley O. Burroughs, producing the extremely sharp detail and rich color that my dust-jackets are known for.
Click on the image to the right and see for yourself.
APACHE DEVIL was the last cover that Studley O. Burroughs did for ERB, Inc. and CITY OF GOLD was the first that J. Allen St. John did, marking a return of the illustrator to his favorite and most well-known subjects.
Studley originally had the CITY OF GOLD assignment in the fall of 1932, but his personal problems got the better of him and he ended up way behind schedule.
Burroughs had C.R. Rothmund, his secretary, write to St. John as early as February of that year to ask him if he could reduce his prices for artwork, which he had quoted teh previous February, to match their "budget allowance" in the event that "the artist who is doing the work at present" would not be able to deliver on time. St. John agreed to a 37% decrease and ERB, Inc. put him off until it became clear that Studley would miss his deadline. Read more about this on The Back Flap Blog soon to come…
Tarzan and the City of Gold: 1933
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
Apache Devil: 1933
Cover by Studley O. Burroughs.
| RED SONJA #11 - Arriving in comic shops December 6! |
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: V. Ken Marion
Cover B: Jan Duursema
Cover C: Marco Santucci
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Maria Sanapo
Their search comes to an end as Sonja, Holly and Spike discover the mysterious Hyborian expert Professor Wallace in the most unexpected of all places.
The professor agrees to help rescue Max, but little does everyone know, the old man has a BIG secret. Could it be the end of the road for the She-Devil and her friends?
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
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|SCI-FI ART OF VIRGIL FINLAY 2018 Wall Calendar - Now available! |
Virgil Finlay (1914-71) was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator.
While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques.
This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.
Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
12 pages, 12 illustrations
Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
The Serial Squadron
G-MEN VS. THE BLACK DRAGON and SECRET SERVICE IN DARKEST AFRICA
The fast and furious Rex Bennett WWII spy action serials
G-MEN VS. THE BLACK DRAGON and SECRET SERVICE IN DARKEST AFRICA
or get both serials in one 4-DVD Set: THE REX BENNETT COLLECTION
The Rex Bennett Collection
(Republic, 30 Chapters)
Rod Cameron, Duncan Renaldo, Joan Marsh, Lionel Royce, Nino Pipitone, D: Spencer Bennet, William Witney
Contains the complete restored editions of both Secret Service in Darkest Africa and G-Men vs. the Black Dragon featuring Rod Cameron (doubled by stunt man Tom Steele) as WWII US Agent Rex Bennett.
DVD Contents: 4-DVD Set, 2 Complete serials, 30 episodes
Special Features: Trailer for G-Men vs. the Black Dragon, re-release trailer for Secret Service
|THE SHADOW / BATMAN #3 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops December 6! |
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover A: Michael William Kaluta
Cover B: Brandon Peterson
Cover C: Desjardines
Cover D: Philip Tan
Cover E Subscription: Giovanni Timpano
Centuries ago, the Silent Seven put their hand around the world's neck. They've never let go. From generation to generation, the famed invisible hand guiding the global economy, guiding progress, has been a clenched fist. Bust with their previous leader murdered in the street, who is currently at the helm of this shadow conspiracy, and how have they maintained their quiet power for so long? Batman and The Shadow may not have the answer, but it's a good thing Bruce Wayne and Allard Cranston do!
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics
Now shipping to subscribers and coming soon to online retailers!
This issue includes:
Short fiction by Ed Erdelac, Lynne Jamneck, Keith Taylor, Scott Cupp, Michelle Muenzler, Cynthia Vespia, Christopher Fulbright, John R. Fultz, Rhonda Eudaly, Josh Rountree, and S Boyd Taylor
Novelettes by John C. Hocking and Chris Gruber; poetry by Peter Rawlik, Ashley Dioses, KA Opperman, Wade German, Chad Hensley, Aurelia Wilder, and Pat Calhoun
Essays by Bobby Dee and Jack Staines
A gallery of Southern Gothic imagery by photographer Aimee Reist
Reviews by Dave Brzeski, Nicole Kurtz, Luke Dodd, Jim Lee, and Sam L Edwards
Incredible original artwork by Timothy Truman, Esteban Maroto, Allen Kozowski, Mr. Zarono and many more!
|Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online! |
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.
The Pantry on the Edge of Forever
11/22/63 and the Conspiracies of History
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part One
Another Silly Season-Part Two
Another Silly Season-Part One
The Summer of Flying Saucers
| | Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books THE CLARK ASHTON SMITH COLLECTION IS NOW BEING LISTED!
PART I: THE ARTWORK OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH IS NOW IN THE SHOPPE! Lots of pulp-related items for sale! ROBERT E. HOWARD!
H. P. LOVECRAFT!
CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH! Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold) Now available!
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2017 Captain America: The Never-Ending Battle, Robert Greenberger, Joe Books, $12.99, November 28, 2017 Thor: Crusade of the Forgotten, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, November 28, 2017 Coming soon! Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 5, 2017
Princess Holy Aura, Ryk E. Spoor, Baen, $16.00, December 5, 2017
Batman: Nightwalker, Marie Lu, Random House, $18.99, January 2, 2018
Arrow: Fatal Legacies, Marc Guggenheim & James R. Tuck, Titan Books, $7.99, January 30, 2018
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $7.99, January 30, 2018
Good Guys, Steven Brust, Tor, $25.99, March 6, 2018
The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne Valente, Saga Press, $15.00, March 6, 2018
The Flash: Climate Changeling, Richard Knaak, Titan Books, $7.99, April 24, 2017
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, April 24, 2018
#HeroFail [Superheroes Anonymous #4], Lexie Dunne, HarperCollins, $7.99, April 30, 2018
Vicious [Villains #1, reboot], V.E. Schwab, Tor, $25.99, May 29, 2018
Wild Cards XXV: Low Chicago, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99, June 12, 2018
Heroine Worship [Heroine Complex #2], Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $7.99, July 3, 2018
Heroine’s Journey [Heroine Complex #3], Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $15.00, July 3, 2018
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, July 3, 2018
The Point, John Dixon, Del Rey, $27.00, July 10, 2018
Constance Verity Saves the World, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $24.99, July 17, 2018
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, August 7, 2018
Catwoman: Soulstealer, Sarah J. Maas, Random House, $18.99, August 7, 2018
Gotham: City of Monsters, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99, August 28, 2018
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, August 28, 2018
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, December 6, 2018
Vengeful [Villains #2], V.E. Schwab, Tor, $25.99, February 5, 2019
| WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #1 |
The 1st issue of Weirdbook Annual presents themed stories of Witches!
Included this time are:
Thou Shalt Not Suffer, by Matt Neil Hill
No Holds Bard, by Adrian Cole
Laying The Hairy Book, by Josh Reynolds
Here Is Where Your Proud Waves Halt, by Erica Ruppert
Vicious Circles, by Paul Dale Anderson
Assorted Shades of Red, by Franklyn Searight
Strange Days in Old Yandrissa, by John R. Fultz
Fertility Rites, by Glynn Owen Barrass
The Witch's Heart, by Rachel Bolton
Hag Race, by Andre E. Harewood
Best Friend Becky, by Wayne Faust
The Rat in the Rabbit Cage, by Ashley Dioses
Two Spells, by Neva Bryan
Pulled Over, by Paul Spears
The Witch of Skur, by L.F. Falconer
Cat and Mouse, by Duane Pesice
Last of the Ashiptu, by Paul Lubaczewski
Firestorm, by Richard H. Durisen
The Witch of Pender, by John Linwood Grant
The Nora Witch, by Brandon Jimison
The Broken Witch, by Scott Hutchison
Plus poetry by Maurits Zwankhuizen, Lucy A. Snyder, David F. Daumit, S.L. Edwards, Lori R. Lopez, Frederick J. Mayer,
K.A. Opperman, Clay F. Johnson, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Oliver Smith, Darla Klein
WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!
Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot Facebook: Weirdbook Amazon.com Kindle Wildside Press: eBook Wildside Press: Softcover
Will will be a guest at the Southcoast Comic Con at the Hanover Mall, Hanover Mass, the weekend of December 9 & 10.
Drop by his table! Look for the Squirrel Girl banner.
2 New Wild adventures of Doc Savage and much more!
Pulp Legend and author extraordinaire Will Murray is preparing 2 new Doc Savage adventures for the Christmas season.
He also has the go ahead to do Wild Adventures of other classic pulp characters for 2018.
There will be a crossover novel involving the Spider, Operator #5, and G-8 set in the 1930s.
Another Spider novel is in the works, and much, much more!
Plus Will continues contributing to other projects varying from Lovecraftian Horror to Sherlock Holmes!
This will be a banner year for Will Murray and his fans!
Doc Savage stories: Mr. Calamity and The Eternal Valley coming soon!
Checkout the online interview with Will at Art's Reviews Podcasts