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!
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Posted by demonik on September 17, 2011
a date for your diaries
The Paperback and Pulp Bookfair is at:
Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
on Sunday 6th Nov 2011, 10am-4pm
30+ booktables (tables £50 each), admission £3.00
spread word, etc!
Posted in News | Tagged: 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, November, Paperback and Pulp Bookfair, paperbacks, pulp, Vault Of Evil, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, Zardoz | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on September 16, 2011
Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Lake District (Grey Friar, Sept. 2011)
Cover illustration: Steve Upham
Adam L.G. Nevill – Little Mag’s Barrow
The Mad Clown of Muncaster
Simon Clark – The Coniston Star Mystery
The Croglin Vampire
Paul Finch – Devils of Lakeland
The Mumps Hall Murders
Simon Bestwick – The Moraine
The Tawny Boy
Carole Johnstone – The Claife Crier
The Monster of Renwick
Peter Crowther – Jewels in the Dust
The Devil’s Hole
Ramsey Campbell – Above the World
Nightmares of Burnmoor
Gary Fry – The Jilted Bride of Windermere
The Horror at Carlisle Castle
Steven Savile – Walk the Last Mile
The Poltergeist of Walla Crag
Peter Bell – Framed
Anna Taborska – Night of the Crone
The Tortured Souls of Lord’s Rake
Gary McMahon – Along Life’s Trail
The Black Hound of Shap
Reggie Oliver – Striding Edge
The Lake District – land of mountains and megaliths, night-black lakes and fathomless woods filled with spectral mist …
The eerie entity on Striding Edge
The living corpse of Croglin
The demented clown of Muncaster
The winged horror of Langdale
The drowned bride of Windermere
The hairy brute of Beetham
The nightmares on Burnmoor
And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Simon Clark, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Gary McMahon and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.
Posted in *Gray Friar Press*, Paul Finch | Tagged: Adam Nevill, Anna Taborska, anthology, Carole Johnstone, fiction, Gary Fry, Gary McMahon, Grey Friar Press, horror, Paul Finch, Peter Bell, Peter Crowther, Ramsey Campbell, Reggie Oliver, Simon Bestwick, Simon Clark, Steve Upham, Steven Savile, Terror Tales Of The Lake District, Vampire of Croglin Grange, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on September 13, 2011
Michael Sims (ed.) – Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (Bloomsbury, 2010)
Cover illustration: Victoria Sawdon
Michael Sims – Introduction: The Cost Of Living
Part One: The Roots
Jean-Baptise de Moyer, Marquis d’Argens – They Opened The Graves
Antoine Augustin Calmet – Dead Persons In Hungary
George Gordon, Lord Byron – The End Of My Journey
John Polidori – The Vampyre
Johann Ludwig Tieck (attributed [almost certainly wrongly]) – Wake Not The Dead
Theophile Gautier – The Deathly Lover
Part Two: The Tree
Aleksei Tolstoy – The Family Of The Vourdalak
James Malcolm Rymer – Varney The Vampyre (extract)
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was It?
Anonymous – The Mysterious Stranger
Anne Crawford – A Mystery of the Campagna
Emily Gerard – Death And Burial – Vampires And Werewolves
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Eric Count Stenbock – A True Story of a Vampire
M. E. Braddon – Good Lady Ducayne
Augustus Hare – And The Creature Came In
F. G. Loring – The Tomb of Sarah
Hume Nisbet – The Vampire Maid
Part Three: The Fruit
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman – Luella Miller
M. R. James – Count Magnus
Alice and Claude Askew – Aylmer Vance and the Vampire
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Bibliography & Further Reading
From the Blurb
Before Twilight and True Blood, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers everywhere indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker’s legendary 1897 novel, Dracula.
Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories of the Victorian era in a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Aleksei Tolstoy’s tale of a vampire family to Fitz-James O’Brien’s invisible monster to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s sinister widow Good Lady Ducayne. Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and rounds out the collection with Stoker’s own Dracula’s Guest – a chapter omitted from his landmark novel.
Posted in *Bloomsbury*, Michael Sims, Young Adult | Tagged: Aleksei Tolstoy, Alice Askew, Anne Crawford, Anonymous, Antoine Augustin Calmet, Augustus Hare, Aylmer Vance, Bloomsbury, Bram Stoker, Claude Askew, Dracula's Guest, Emily Gerard, Eric Count Stenbock, F. G. Loring, Fitz-James O'Brien, George Gordon, horror, Hume Nisbet, James Malcolm Rymer, Jean-Baptise de Moyer, Johann Ludwig Tieck, John Polidori, Lord Byron, M. E. Braddon, M. R. James, Marquis d'Argens, Mary Cholmondeley, Mary E. Wilkins (Freeman), Michael Sims, Théophile Gautier, The Vampyre, Vampire, Varney the Vampyre, Vault Of Evil, Victoria Sawdon, Victorian Vampire Stories | Leave a Comment »