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Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Mains’

4th Vault Advent Calendar

Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013

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As has maybe been mentioned on here, the Vault forum is where you’ll find the bulk of the contributors to this place, and if you’ve yet to register, now is as good a time as any. At present, we’re currently halfway through our fourth annual advent calendar, a daily treat in the run-up to Christmas featuring horror fiction, old and new, from several of our very favourite authors. Get with it at Vault – Your one-stop shop for festive mirth!

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Paperback Fanatic #26

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2013

This just in from the house of fanatic ….

Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #26      (May, 2013)

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Hector Garrida

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Alaister Durie, Coplin Clynes, Mark Savage, Murray Ewing, Johnny Mains, Winston Whitmarsh, Sarah Morgan, Stan Wedeking, Stephen Sennitt, Tom Tesaruk, Stuart Williams, Nigel Taylor, Scott Carlson, Clive Davies, Andrew Kerston
Top Tens: Tom Tesaruk, Stuart Williams.

Features

Justin Marriott – The Delicate Vice:  A history of sleaze publishers Midwood Books
Lynn Monroe – The Midwood Style: The distinctive artwork of Paul Radar.
Graham Andrews - “Had I But Known, Dear Reader …”: The works of crime author Mary Roberts ‘The Bat’ Reinhart.
Justin Marriott – The Original Soprano. True crime with Joey the Killer
Justin Marriott -  Breakfast In The Ruins: Thirty years of classic ‘Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ cover artwork.
Graham Andrews - To Hell or Connaught: A review of John Christopher’s Nazi leprachaun novel, ‘The Little People‘.
Justin Marriott -  Made Of Stone: Men’s adventure author Alan Caillou
James Diog & Graeme Flanagan – James Holledge – Master of Sensational Journalism: An Aussie pulp legend remembered.
Nigel Taylor – One Of The Best Was Bob Shaw. A tribute to the SF author.
Cameron Fowler - Beatnik pulps
Cranston McMillan – Detecting The Seventies. TV detective tie-ins including ‘Kojak‘, ‘Cannon‘, ‘Police Woman‘ and ‘McCloud.’
Frank Frazetta Midwood illustrations.

Subscription details from the Fanatic Megastore

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Paperback Fanatic 25

Posted by demonik on March 11, 2013

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25,   March 2013

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Cover: Les Edwards

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Chris Mikul, Charles C. Allbrittan III, David Hyman, Michel Parry, Johnny Mains, Graham Andrews, Scott Carlson, Andy Boot, Nigel Taylor, Andy Brennert, Paul Williams, Graeme Flanagan, David Southall, Jim Walker.
Top Tens: Scott Carson, Nigel Taylor & Jim Walker choose theirs.

‘Weird Tales special.

Ramsey Campbell – Weird Tales Revisited
Justin Marriott – Sirens, Temptresses & Godesses. Avon Fantasy Reader.
Justin Marriott – A Macabre Reader. The Fanatic’s DIY ‘Weird Tales’ anthology.
Justin Marriott – Weird Britain: ‘Weird Tales’: the UK editions.
Jim Walker – The Pulp Fanatic: personal reminiscences on ‘Weird Tales’
Justin Marriott – The Book Of Brundage: Interview with Alistair Durie
Justin Marriott – Shadow over Belknap. The fantastic FBL
‘Weird Tales’ in ’60′s & ’70′s paperbacks. Checklist
Graham Andrews – Leo Margulies, anthologist extraordinaire.
Justin Marriott – No Boundaries: Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
‘Weird Tales’ in Panther paperback. Checklist
Robert Weinberg – A few words on the Seabury Quinn/ ‘Jules de Grandin’ Paperback Library series.
Kev Demant – Gruesome Cargoes: The Arrow ‘Not At Night’ reprints.

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of East Anglia

Posted by demonik on February 8, 2013

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of East Anglia   (Gray Friars, Sept. 2012)

Terror Tales of East Anglia

Cover artwork: Steve Upham

Paul Meloy & Gary Greenwood – Loose
The Most Haunted House in England
Christopher Harman – Deep Water
Murder in the Red Barn
Roger Johnson – The Watchman
The Woman in Brown
Simon Bestwick – Shuck
The Witchfinder-General
Steve Duffy – The Marsh Warden
Beware the Lantern Man!
Mark Valentine – The Fall of the King of Babylon
The Weird in the Wood
Gary Fry – Double Space
The Dagworth Mystery
Paul Finch – Wicken Fen
Boiled Alive
James Doig – Wolferton Hall
The Wandering Torso
Johnny Mains – Aldeburgh
The Killer Hounds of Southery
Alison Littlewood – Like Suffolk, Like Holidays
The Demon of Wallasea Island
Edward Pearce – The Little Wooden Box
The Dark Guardian of Wandlebury
Reggie Oliver – The Spooks of Shellborough
Blurb:
East Anglia – a drear, flat land of fens and broads, lone gibbets and isolated cottages, where demon dogs howl in the night, witches and warlocks lurk at every crossroads, and corpse-candles burn in the marshland mist …

The giggling horror of Dagworth
The wandering torso of Happisburgh
The vile apparitions at Wicken
The slavering beast of Rendlesham
The faceless evil on Wallasea
The killer hounds of Southery
The dark guardian of Wandlebury

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Reggie Oliver, Roger Johnson, Steve Duffy and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

See Terror Tales of East Anglia thread on Vault Forum

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Vault Advent Calendar 2012

Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012

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Those of you who’ve yet to investigate the Vault Forum might like to do so now as we’re currently compiling the 3rd Annual Vault Advent Calendar. Stories from a variety of ‘thirties pulp magazines & collections supplemented by works from such contemporary greats as Thana Niveau, John Llewellyn Probert, David. A. Riley, Franklin Marsh, Craig Herbertson, Paul Finch, Ramsey Campbell, James Doig, Johnny Mains, and Charles Black. You’ll need to register to download the stories, but hey, you can always delete your account when you’ve had enough! Many, many thanks to all who’ve given of their time and talent to help.

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Paperback Fanatic 24

Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012

Out now – just in time for Christmas!

Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic #24 (November 2012)

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Fanatical thoughts: anguished wails from ye olde editor.

Fanatical mails: your thoughts on issue 23. Andy Boot, Clive Davis, Colin Clynes, Graham Andrew, James McRobert, Don von Doom, Ian Millsread, Jim Walker, Magnus Gatemark, James Doig, Johan Elzer, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Andreas Decker, Nigel Taylor.

Australia’s master of erotic adventure: James Doig and Graeme Flanagan on the prolific sleaze author John Slater.

Col Cameron: original art from the Australian cover artist.

The Survivor: Johnny Mains interviews horror legend James Herbert.

The Obvious Enigma: Andy Boot on Jack Trevor Story.

Soul Cinema: Chris Poggiali provides this issues cover gallery.

Fit to be tied – King Kong: Graham Andrews gives a guided tour of skull island

Canadian Gothic: Graham Andrews on A. E. van Vogt

Top Tens from Stephen Sennitt, Sarah Morgan and James Doig

For subscription info & co., visit the superstore at Paperback Fanatic or email Justin: thepaperbackfanaticATsky.com
(replace AT with @, obviously)

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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #22

Posted by demonik on May 11, 2012

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #22  (May 2012)

Fanatical Thoughts
Results Of Reader Survey: Justin Marriott, Brian Emrich, Clive Davies, David Barraclough, James McRobert, Don Bailey, Murray Ewing, and a cast of thousands.
Fanatical Mails: Bill Halvorsen, Dwayne H. Olson, Colin Clynes, Clive Davies, David Drage, David Southall, Bam!!!, John Gallagher, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Nigel Taylor, Kev Demant, Andreas Decker.

Justin Marriott – Forbidden Knowledge: Tandem & Award Occult Paperbacks.
Justin Marriott – Fading Galaxies: The History of two legendary SF publications, Galaxy and If
Justin Marriott – Double Agent: Martin Cruz Smith’s pseudonymous Nick Carter and Inquisitor titles.
Justin Marriott – Confessions Of A Sex Researcher: Bernardt J. Hurwood. Private investigations and horror anthologies.
Justin Marriott & Michel Parry – The Monster Club: Charles Birkin & R. Chetwynd-Hayes. The Tandem-Award paperbacks.
Cranston McMillan – Planet Of The Tie-ins. Those Planet Of The Apes novelisations in full.
Robert Bloch cover gallery

The Paperback Dungeon
Johnny Mains – Confessions of a Compulsive Book Buyer
Joe Kenney – Glorious Trash: David Alexander’s Phoenix series.
Graham Andrews – Robert Bloch’s The Couch

Another astonishing issue of Justin’s sub-only publication. 88 pages of pure pulp heaven & hell!

 

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Paperback Fanatic # 21

Posted by demonik on January 10, 2012

Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 21 (January 2012)

Contents:

Fanatical Thoughts

Fanatical Mail: letters from Bam!!!, Colin Clyne, Andreas Decker, Holger Hasse, Mark Savage, Mike Chivers, Steve Lines, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Gary Dobbs, Andy Boot, Kev Demant, Nigel Taylor

Justiin Marriott – Bounding From the Thirties! The Corinth regency reprints of The Phantom Detective and Dr Death, plus Corinth Checklist.

Rob Matthews – Gold Medal’s Golden Age. Part 1 of a definitive A-Z

Andreas Decker – 50 years of Rhodan- a celebration of pulp astronaut Perry Rhodan’s 50th birthday

Andrew Myers – TNT “the overlooked and demented men’s adventure series”

James Doig – Frank Bernier: A Forgotten Australian Paperback Artist.

Abraham Merritt cover gallery- examples from around the world

Paperback Dungeon: Johnny Mains on John Burke (1922-1911)
Review of Hip Pocket Sleaze
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied (new column devoted to film novelisations)
John Kenney – Glorious Trash (regular column)

For further details, orders, etc, visit Fanatic HQ – and do it soon!

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Johnny Mains – Bite Sized Horror

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2011

Johnny Mains (ed.) – Bite Sized Horror   (Obverse Books, June 2011)

Cover artwork: Paul Hanley

Johnny Mains – Introduction

Reggie Oliver – Brighton Redemption  
Paul Kane – The Between
David A. Riley – His Pale Blue Eyes
Marie O’ Regan – The Unquiet Bones
Johnny Mains – The Rookery
Conrad Williams – The Carbon Heart

Blurb
BITE SIZED HORROR … delivers enough unease, terror, horror and revulsion – the full range of unpleasant associations associated with dark fiction – to please most readers. – Brendon Moody, The Stars At Noonday

see also the Bite Sized Horror thread on the Vault forum

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Paperback Fanatic, #20

Posted by demonik on September 20, 2011

OUT NOW! i will let my friend and colleague severance give you the lowdown since he put so much graft into typing it for the forum!

take it away, mr guns & lingerie!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic, #20   (September. 2011)

Paperback Fanatic 20

PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.

Contents:

Fanatical Thoughts (editorial) by Justin Marriott

Fanatical Mails by Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Bam!!, Andrew Byers, Chris Wells, Darren Wellings, Colin Clynes, David Barraclough, Derek Smith, David Whitehead, David Southall, Graham Andrews, Mark Rodman, Holger Haase, Paul Ansell, Jeff Mejia, Keith Lyas, Karl Newton, Peter Wrobel, Scott Forrest, Stephen Sennitt, Von Doom, Nigel Taylor, Keith Tree, David Drage, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Kev Demant and Andreas Decker.

Glorious Trash by Joe Kenney – The first of Joe’s new columns explores the men’s adventure series The Enforcer by Andrew Sugar.

The Universal Story by Justin Marriott – JM chronicles Universal Publishing, and their many imprints.

The High Priests of Sleaze by Justin Marriott – JM unearths the collectible and interesting from Universal’s sleazy imprint, Beacon Books, includes a mini-checklist.

The Sleazy Side of the Street by Brian Ritt – Brian looks at the works of one of Beacon’s most collectible authors, the prolific Orrie Hitt.

Bibliography of Orrie Hitt’s paperback originals.

Beacon Art Gallery by Brian Emrich – a gallery of original art that graced several Beacon Books.

Tandem Science-Fantasy by Justin Marriott – Justin looks at the offerings from this Tandem line including: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, John Jakes, Jane Gaskell and Talbot Mundy.

Fully Illustrated Throughout by Justin Marriott – the big boss-man details the reprinting efforts of the UK arm of Softcover Library.

For a Few Dollars Less by Cranston McMillan – the first of Cranston’s new columns details the tie-in novels based on Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” spaghetti westerns.

Checklist of Softcover Library UK’s first 100 titles.

 

Order your copy from Fanatic HQ but be sharp about it – these magazines fly out of the superstore!
see also the Paperback Fanatic 20 thread on the Vault forum

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