Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Sennitt’
Posted by demonik on October 1, 2013
Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic # 27: ‘Comics into paperbacks’ special (October, 2013)
A Tale of Two Cities
The fanatic reflects on a month of book-buying in the US of A.
Cryptzoological top 10
Nick Pope’s top ten of alien animals
The greatest team-up of all – comics artists and paperback covers! Jack Davis, FranK Frazettai, Catherine Jeffrey Jones, Boris Vallejo, Bill Ward & Co.
Russo of the living dead
John Russo’s horror paperbacks
The American Biggles
Graham Andrews on the tie-in novel to DC comic’s Blackhawk
From The Files of Ms Tree
Rob Matthews on the PI of paperbacks and comics
The Pulp Jungle
James Doig & Graeme Flanagan on another forgotten Australian pulp author – Gene Janes
The comics artists used by Ted White in his SF mags.
Who you gonna call?
Comic historian Ron Goulart and his many prose adaptations of comics characters
Gene Bilbrew the comics artist that pursued a career in sleaze
A look at shared pseudonyms at Belmont Tower
Nigel Taylor on the movie tie-in that never was
The ground-breaking vision of Byron Preiss and his pulp anthology
Response to issue 26: Nigel Taylor, Jim Walker, Bill Halvorsan, Joe Kenny, Stephen Sennitt, Charles Wing, Sandy Robertson, Alex Wurm, Paul Fearn, Graham Andrews, Andy Boot., Andrew Kersten.
Assistant editor: Jim O’Brien
Subscriptions, contact details from the Paperback Fanatic Megastore
Posted in Magazine, Paperback Fanatic, small press | Tagged: Alex Wurm, Andrew Kersten, Andy Boot, Belmont Tower, Bill Halvorsan, Bill Ward, Blackhawk, Blade Runner, Boris Vallejo, Byron Preiss, Catherine Jeffrey Jones, Charles Wing, Comics, Eric Stanton, Fantastic SF, Frank Frazetta, Gene Bilbrew, Gene Janes, Graeme Flanagan, Graham Andrews, Jack Davis, James Doig, Jim O'Brien, Jim Walker, Joe Kenny, John Russo, Justin Marriott, Ms Tree., Neal Adams, Nigel Taylor, Paperback Fanatic, Paul Fearn, pulp, Rob Matthews, Ron Goulart, Sandy Robertson, Stephen Sennitt, Steranko, Vault Of Evil, Wally Wood | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on May 30, 2013
This just in from the house of fanatic ….
Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #26 (May, 2013)
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.
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
Posted in Magazine, Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: 'Joey', Alaister Durie, Alan Caillou, Andrew Kerston, Beatnik pulps, Bob Shaw, Cameron Fowler, Clive Davies, Coplin Clynes, Cranston McMillan, Frank Frazetta, Graham Andrews, Hector Garrida, James Diog & Graeme Flanagan, James Holledge, John Christopher, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Lynn Monroe, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mark Savage, Mary Roberts Reinhart, Mens Adventure, Midwood, Murray Ewing, Nigel Taylor, Paperback Fanatic, Paul Radar, Sarah Morgan, Scott Carlson, sleaze, Stan Wedeking, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Tom Tesaruk, Vault Of Evil, Winston Whitmarsh | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012
Out now – just in time for Christmas!
Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic #24 (November 2012)
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)
Posted in Magazine, non-fiction, Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: A. E. van Vogt, Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Chris Poggiali, Clive Davis, Col Cameron, Colin Clynes, Don von Doom, fiction, Graeme Flanagan, Graham Andrew, Ian Millsread, Jack Trevor Story, James Doig, James Herbert, James McRobert, Jim Walker, Johan Elzer, John Slater, Johnny Mains, King Kong, Magnus Gatemark, Nigel Taylor, pulp, Sarah Morgan, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on January 10, 2012
Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 21 (January 2012)
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!
Posted in Magazine, Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: Abraham Merritt, Andreas Decker, Andrew Myers, Andy Boot, Bam!!, Colin Clyne, Corinth, Crime, fiction, Frank Bernier, Gary Dobbs, Gold Medal, Graham Andrews, Holger Hasse, horror, James Doig, John Burke, John Kenney, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, Mark Savage, Mike Chivers, Nigel Taylor, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, pulp, Rob Matthews, Stephen Sennitt, Steve Lines, Stuart Williams | Leave a Comment »
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)
PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.
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!
Posted in Magazine, News, Paperback Fanatic | Tagged: Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Andreas Decker, Andrew Byers, Andrew Sugar, Andy Boot, Award, Bam!!, Beacon, Brian Emrich, Brian Ritt, Chris Wells, Colin Clynes, Cranston McMillan, Darren Wellings, David Barraclough, David Drage, David Southall, David Whitehead, Derek Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Graham Andrews, Holger Haase, Jane Gaskell, Jeff Mejia, Joe Kenney, John Gorman, John Jakes, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Karl Newton, Keith Lyas, Keith Tree, Kev Demant, Lin Carter, Mark Rodman, Nigel Taylor, Orrie Hitt, paperback, paperback covers, Paperback Fanatic, Paul Ansell, Peter Wrobel, pulp, Science-Fantasy, Scott Forrest, sleaze, smut, Softcover Library, spaghetti westerns, Stephen Sennitt, Tandem, The Enforcer, Universal, Vault Of Evil, Von Doom | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on June 28, 2011
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #19 (June, 2011)
The Forgotteen Man: BILL PRONZINI on obscure crime authorr JAY FLYNN (includes Flynn bibliography by STEVE LEWIS).
McCurtin: DAVE WHITEHEAD on US Men’s adventure and western writer author PETER McCURTIN.
Here Be Daemons: JOHNNY MAINS interviews BASIL COPPER on matters horror fiction and Solar Pons.
…. And Now The Screaming Starts: JOHNNY MAINS interviews DAVID CASE on his horror and psuedonymous porno novels.
Ballad At Berkeley: GRAHAM ANDREW on J. G. BALLAD and surrealist painter RICHARD POWERS at Berkley Books.
Yesterday’s Lily: A tribute to the genius of legendary paperback cover artist JEFF JONES
order yours from fanatic hq before they sell out as usual!
see also the Paperback Fanatic #19 thread on the Vault forum
Posted in Paperback Fanatic, small press | Tagged: Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Bam!!, Basil Copper, Berkley Books, Bill Pronzini, Brian Ritt, Dave Whitehead, David Case, fiction, Graham Andrews, horror, J. G. Ballad, Jay Flynn, Jeff Jones, John Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, Mens Adventure, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, Peter McCurtin, pulp, Richard Powers, Rob Matthews, Stephen Sennitt, Steve Lewis | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on July 7, 2010
News from Justin’s trash morgue bolt-hole, aka Fanatic HQ
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #15 (July, 2010)
Is back from the printers and will be posted by Wednesday at the latest, so UK subscribers should have their new issue by next weekend. Overseas subscribers should allow 10 days for air-mail. Any problems, please do let me know.
Two new one-off publications from The Fanatic
I plan to issue two specials, both of which will be printed strictly to demand so I require you to lodge your interest. This means I can work out if demand makes them financially viable, and then to work out a final price/format etc. Details of the planned publications are below, but if you are interested I need an e-mail from you for each publication. Respond to this mail and place either “NEL” or “Pennington” in the subject. Responses required by the end of July. If you want both, I require two separate mails.
By responding you are not 100% committing to purchasing the publications, but you are saying “If the price is right, the content looks good and my finances haven’t drastically changed by the time of publication, I have every intention of paying for one.” As a ball park, I would expect both publications to be in the region of 90 pages, A5, perfect-bound (i.e. with a spine), 50% full colour, and costing in the region of £7 post-paid in the UK, and $15 international. (I’m hoping I can offer them cheaper, or include more colour for the same price- it all comes down to demand)
Bruce Pennington Special
Giant interview with the master fantasy artist, covering every aspect of his career The stories behind his iconic covers for Stranger in a Strange Land and Dune. Rare documents and photos supplied by the artist. A checklist of every single one of his paperback covers. At least 150 reproductions of his art and covers, with most in colour.
The Visual Guide to New English Library
A lavishly illustrated guide to the legendary publishing company. Key genres in the 1970s paperback industry are given a chapter each.
Including – horror, science fiction, sleaze, historical adventure, crime, youth cults, slavers and the MEWS imprint. Each chapter contains an overview of the genre, notable titles and authors.
Full checklists including pseudonyms and artists.
At least 150 reproductions of covers, with many in colour.
I appreciate your ongoing support.
The new issue literally dropped through the door as i was formatting the above. Presented in a wraparound of Kane covers, this typically eclectic issue features an overview of Guy N. Smith’s extracurricular horror work for Hamlyn, Arrow, Pitakus, Grafton & Co: an interview with Warren Murphy, co-author of not very laid back mens adventure series The Destroyer: Rob Matthews on Fu Manchu in Pyramid (Stephen Sennitt also devotes his now regular column to Rohmer). Holger Haase on ‘Paul Kenyon’s sexy spy series The Baroness: Justin’s overview of Karl E. Wagner’s immortal acid goth sword & sorcery legend (who i never really got on with!); plus the usual lively exchange of information and opinion in the mighty Fanatic Thoughts. seems to me #15 boasts the most color pages yet?
Posted in Paperback Fanatic, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: 'Paul Kenyon', Andrew Byers, Bam!!, fiction, Graham Masterton, Guy N. Smith, Holger Haase, horror, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Kane, Karl E. Wagner, Lynn Monroe, Murray Ewing, Nick Austin, Nigel Taylor, paperback, Paperback Fanatic, Paul Williams, Phil Stephensen-Payne, pulp, Remo Williams, Richard Sapir, Rob Matthews, sexy spies, Stephen Sennitt, Sword & Sorcery, The Baroness, Vault Of Evil, Warren Murphy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on February 17, 2010
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #13 (Feb. 2010)
Fanatical Thoughts – includes important news on the future of PF
Fanatical Mail – lots of it: includes Sennett Sez, two pages of additions and corrections to the Panther bibliography.
Wolf Kruger Speaks! – John Mains’ exclusive interview with Shaun Hutson about his pseudonyms.
The Last Temptation of Roger Elwood. A look back at the controversial Sf editor – concentrating on the short-lived Laser books’ output.
Early Pinnacles. The first hundred.
Confessions of an Advertising Executive – The story behind the saucy Confessions novels
New format, 48 pages A5 inc 8 pages of colour
order from Paperback Fanatic
see also Vault Paperback Fanatic 13 thread on forum
Posted in Paperback Fanatic, small press, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: *Sphere*, Andrew Byers, Christopher Wood, David Drage, Holger Hasse, Jim O'Brien, John Mains, Jonathan May, Justin Marriott, Laser, Michel Parry, Nick Austin, Panther, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, Pinnacle, pulp, Roger Elwood, Shaun Hutson, Stephen Sennitt, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on August 21, 2009
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #11 (August, 2009)
Fanatical Mail – Paperback fanatics from around the world have their say!
AGRO! – The Fanatic continues its look at Hell’s Angels pulps
Thirty Years Behind The Typewriter – Classic Steve Holland interview with versatile author Peter Leslie
I’ve Been Up So Long – Fanatic interviews publishing maverick Mark Howell. The NEL editor’s reminiscences of life with Laurence James, Jim Moffatt, Peter Haining, Bob Tanner & Co.
The Lives And Loves Of James Moffatt – Fanatic investigates the many pen-names of Richard ‘Skinhead’ Allen
Take A Journey to Dimension X – The Fanatic studies the ‘Jeffrey Lord’ sword and sorcery series Blade
A Green Dog Trumpeting – The Fanatic interviews Ian Miller one of the most idiosyncratic and distinctive of all paperback artists whose work includes The Sucking Pit, Errol LeCale’s Zombie, and the striking covers for the Panther reprints of Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness and The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward.
Edited by Justin Marriott : justinATjustincuitprint.free-online.co.uk
Designed by Glenn B Fleming : gbf15AThotmail.co.uk
Published August 2009: contact www.thepaperbackfanatic.com
Posted in Magazines, Paperback Fanatic, small press, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: *NEL*, Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Bam Georgious, Blade, Bob Tanner, Glenn B Fleming, Ian Miller, Jeffrey Lord, Jim Moffatt, Jim O'Brien, John Harvey, Justin Marriott, Laurence James, Lyle Kenyon Engel, magazine, Mark Howell, Micel Parry, Murray Ewing, Nick Austin, Paperback Fanatic, Peter Haining, Peter Leslie, pulps, Stephen Sennitt, Stephen Turzynski, Steve Holland, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #10 (June, 2009)
Cover: John Holmes
Just crawled through the letterbox so without preamble, here’s what you get in #10
Stephen Sennitt on serious occultist turned top pulp author Gerald Suster.
Andreas Decker on the German editions of Donald Glut‘s ace New Adventures Of Frankenstein.
Justin Marriott on New English Library’s “Sex Manuals” of the ‘sixties & seventies.
John Mains interviews cover artist John “The Fontana Horror ‘Melting Heads’ man” Holmes.
Justin Marriott again on Barry Sadler, the man responsible for not only the Casca the Mercenary pulps but also the rabid pro-’Nam US smash hit single The Ballad Of The Green Beret (!!!)
Roy Bayfield on Ballantine’s Adult Fantasy books’.
Justin (“I’m leaving to everyone else this issue”) Marriott on versatile and ludicrously prolific pulpster John Harvey whose credits include the Herne The Hunter series and a collaboration with Laurence James on the elusive snuff exploitation job Cut.
Four pages of Fanatical Thoughts
A tribute to Richard Gordon
Order your copy via the Paperback Fanatic site!
Posted in Paperback Fanatic, small press | Tagged: Andreas Decker, Black Magic, Casca, David Robert Wooten, Donald Glut, fiction, Gerald Suster, John Harvey, John Holmes, John Mains, Justin Marriott, Lawrence James, magazine, Mark Rodman, new english library, Occult, Paperback Fanatic, paperbacks, Paul Tabori, Peter Tremayne, Phil Harbottle, pulp, Richard Gordon, Roy Bayfield, Simon R. Green, Stephen Sennitt, Steve Holland, Steve Lines, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »