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Archive for the ‘small press’ Category

Paperback Fanatic 36, Pulp Horror 5, Men of Violence 6!

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2017

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #36 (March, 2017)

Full colour 100 glossy page paperback!

Fanatical Thoughts. Editorial
Fanatical Mails. Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Clive Davies, Scott Carlson, Stuart Williams, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Tom Tesarek – Us or Them?
Tom Tesarek experiences a paperback bad trip when he drops three volumes of Us
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal Classic Murder Trials
Rob checklists a rarely discussed slice of true-crime courtesy of the iconic Gold Medal.
Tom Tesarek – Arizona: A Book Odyssey
Tom Tesarek ‘s epic voyage of self-discovery and paperbacks is a Homer’s Odyssey for the Paperback fanatic.
Jim O’Brien – The Tale Of Two Dark Angels
Jim O’Brien looks at the Dark Angel series including its origins in a newspaper strip and the evolution of the African-American heroine in 70’s popular culture.
Artists Assemble #5: Screaming Metal
French artists of the Metal Hurlant/ Heavy Metal school forever changed the world of fantasy art in the mid-70’s.
Graham Andrews – The Pantastic Saint
Graham Andrews goes undercover to investigate the earliest paperback editions of the famous spy character and his creator.
Justin Marriott – Thud And Blunder
The Fanatic does battle with Lin Carter’s Year’s Best Fantasy series.
Paul Bishop – Get Your Motor Running
The actor and author makes his Fanatic debut with a look at the depiction of outlaw bikers in men’s adventure magazines.
Jack Chalker – The Discovery At Red Hook
A reprint of “Irwin Binkin meets H. P. Lovecraft” with an obscure but relevant HPL reference in the title.
Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 5 (March, 2017)


Full colour 96 glossy page paperback!

A Visual Guide To Frankenstein. 35 pages of the famous monster in comics, magazines and books.
The Tie-Ins of Frankenstein. A look at the link between the film and book versions of the monster.
The Lost World Of Frankenstein. Pulp-meister Andreas Decker looks at the German editions of Don Glut’s New Adventures Of Frankenstein series.
Mister Frankenstein. An Interview with Frankenstein’s most famous fan and collector.
In The Shadows. David A. Sutton traces the development of the British small press across two important decades.
Straight From The Satyr’s Mouth. Pulp Horror interviews David Sutton about horror in the seventies and his own publishing imprint.
Leslie Whitten: Night Stalker. Tom Tesarek looks at an early example of the contemporary vampire novel.
The Michelangelo’s of Mutilation & Misogyny: Two volumes of Sex and Horror collect the outrageous cover art that appeared on Italian comic books.
The Wicca Man. The occult fiction of Stewart Farrer, a leading light in the Wicca movement.
David Morrell’s The Totem: A Review
Justin Marriott [ed] – Men Of Violence #6 (March, 2017)

40 pages, B/W. That old school fast, furious, cheap ‘n nasty vibe.

Danger Diabolical. Review of Bob & Dusty Sang’s Deadly Companions
Letters of Violence. Just the one supportive communique from Clive Davies.
Dennison’s Army. Adam Lassiter’s ’80’s Men’s Adventure series.
Bloody Brits. The Nel, Futura, & Sphere approach to the genre.
Submission. Richard J. Harper’s The Dragonhead Deal
Lost In Translation. Checklist of US & UK paperback editions of the San Antonio series.
The Great Game. Ramsey Thorne’s Renegade ‘Adult westerns.’
The Executioner versus Michigan General Corps. A whole lot of court appearances for Don Pembleton and The Executioner

Order direct from Paperback Fanatic – but you’d better be quick!

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Allen Ashley (ed.) – Creeping Crawlers

Posted by demonik on August 30, 2015

Allen Ashley (ed.) – Creeping Crawlers  (Shadow Publishing, Aug. 2015)

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Cover: Steve Upham

David Birch – Spinnentier
Gary Budgen – Scarab
Adrian Cole – Running with the Tide
Storm Constantine – In the Earth
Andrew Darlington – Chemical Glide
Pauline E. Dungate – Mariposas Del Noche
Dennis Etchison – Wet Season
Edmund Glasby – Foreign Bodies
John Grant – Little Helpers
Terry Grimwood – Survivors
Andrew Hook – Us!
Mark Howard Jones – For the Love of Insects
Alan Knott – Dissolute Evolution
Robin Lupton – Guano Dong Baby
Ralph Robert Moore – You Dry Your Tears If They Don’t Work
Richard Mosses – The Tarantata
Marion Pitman – Woodworm
David Rix – A Taste for Canal Burgers
David Turnbull – The Sweet Meat and the Beet

Blurb:
What is this lingering fear of insects, arachnids, arthropods, crustaceans and those that slither… is it a hangover from the survival battles in the savannah or does it go deeper and further back than that in our evolutionary heritage? Unchallenged, the locusts, the maggots, the worms, the flies, the aphids and the termites may consume and destroy all that we have and hold dear. Creeping, slithering, crawling horror, science fiction & fantasy stories by nineteen of today’s top authors.

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 33

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2015

Out now – all 200 pages of it!

Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 33 (August 2015)

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Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts

Fanatical mails: The Postal Fanatics have their say on issues 31 and 32 : Chris Mikul, Colin Clyes, Clive Davies, Andy Boot, Tom Tesarek, Richard Sala, James Doig, Nigel Taylor, Scott Carlson, Cassandra Solon-Parry, Kev Demant

Scott Carlson – Astonishing histories: The author picks up the Ballantine baton

James Doig – Carter Brown: the Australian series. Australia’s finest export

Tom Tesarek and Scott Carlson – …on their weasels-ripping-flesh good time in Chicago at the windy city pulp convention.

Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood. A checklist of Ed’s unique body of paperbacks.
Lynn Munroe – HoIlywood Rat Race: reviewed.
Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood’s Sex Tales. The super rare Wood mags

Anthologies
Nigel Taylor – Fantastic Symphonies
Justin Marriot – Alfred Hitchcock
James Doig – An Australian anthology of horror/sf pulps unearthed
Justin Marriot – An Invitation To The Hunt

Justin Marriot – A Visual Guide to Corgi
Justin Marriot – A Brief history of Corgi books: Billions and squillions of gorgeous Corgi cover scans

Editor Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor Jim O’Brien
http://www.thepaperbackfanatic.com

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David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic

Posted by demonik on August 5, 2015

Out now David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic (Parallel Universe Publications, Aug. 2015) kitchensinkgothic Cover illustration: Joe Young

Stephen Bacon – Daddy Giggles
Franklin Marsh – 1964
Andrew Darlington – Derek Edge and the Sunspots
Gary Fry – Black Sheep
Benedict J. Jones – Jamal Comes Home
Kate Farrell – Waiting
Charles Black – Lilly Finds a Place to Stay
David A. Sutton – The Mutant’s Cry
Walter Gascoigne – The Sanitation Solution
Mark Patrick Lynch – Up and Out of Here
Adrian Cole – Late Shift
Shaun Avery – The Great Estate
Jay Eales – Nine Tenths
Craig Herbertson – Envelopes
Tim Major – Tunnel Vision
M. J. Wesolowski – Life is Prescious
David Turnbull – Canvey Island Baby

Blurb:
Coined in the 1950s, Kitchen Sink described British films, plays and novels frequently set in the North of England, which showed working class life in a gritty, no-nonsense, “warts and all” style, sometimes referred to as social realism. It became popular after the playwright John Osborne wrote Look Back In Anger, simultaneously helping to create the Angry Young Men movement. Films included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, The L-Shaped Room and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. TV dramas included Coronation Street and East Enders. In recent years TV dramas that could rightly be described as kitchen sink gothic include Being Human, with its cast of working class vampires, werewolves and ghosts, and the zombie drama In the Flesh, with its northern working class, down to earth setting. In this anthology you will find stories that cover a wide range of Kitchen Sink Gothic, from the darkly humorous to the weirdly strange and occasionally horrific.

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Franklin Marsh – Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom

Posted by demonik on July 24, 2015

Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom; 12 Terrible Tales (And One Godawful Poem) by Franklin Marsh (Lulu World Classics, July 2015)

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Cover Design: Fritz Maitland with Robert Morgan

[Author’s Warning]

January -Yukon
February – Le Jour De La Saint-Valentin
March – Fight The Good Fight
April – Brock’s Revenge
May – The Glans Of Orlak
June -Duet
July – A Delicate Undertaking
August – Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be
September – Satan’s Snuffbox (Pendennis Alone)
October – Night Of The Pumpkins
November – Day Of The Pumpkins
December – From Beyond The Grate
Coda – Voodoo

Blurb:
SHUDDER – as you realise that Marshy’s got a book out.
SCREAM – as you realise that you have a copy in your hand.
SHRIEK – as you realise that you’re actually reading the damned thing.
SIGH – with relief as you hurl the offending article into the waste paper basket.
ALL YOUR FAVE’S AREN’T HERE!

12 Tales Of Terror to make your year seem even longer.

Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies … heck, there’s even a killer pe …. but that would be telling.

Journey inside – you’ll never be the same!

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31 & #32

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2015

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31: SF Tie-ins & Ballantine Books (March 2015)

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Editorial: Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mails: Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Colin Clyes, David Southall, Sarah Morgan, Darrin Venticinque, Holger Hasse, Tom Tesarek, Roy Bayfield, Chris Eckhoff, Nigel Taylor, Winston Whitmarsh
Justin Marriott & Tom Tesarek – Artists Assemble #3
Justin Marriott – Dr. Newton And Mr. Howitt: Celebrating the terrifying artwork of the shudder pulp legend.
Tom Tesarek – The Shocking History of Ballantine Non-fiction
Justin Marriott – The Misfits: Memoires of a Sword Swallower
Justin Marriott – Ballantine’s Chamber Of Horrors: As illustrated by Richard Powers
Darrin Venticinque – Paperbacks From The Black Lagoon: SF movie tie-ins.
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied: London’s Burning: The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Nigel Taylor – Harryhausen Novelised
Publications You Need!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #32 (March 2015)

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Dedication to Graeme Flanagan
Justin Marriott – Michel Parry: The great man remembered.
Justin Marriott – Leave A Light On For Me: Gothic Romance!
Justin Marriott & Bill Thom – The Shadow Knows: The shrouded crimebuster in paperback.
Graeme Flanagan & James Doig – Phantom Books: The Australian Series: Aus pulp!
Lynn Monroe – Shell Scott Versus Sleaze; The man in white’s toughest day in court tackling a case of wholesale plagiarism.
Lynn Monroe & Justin Marriott – Further Plagiarism at Camerarts
Famous Collectors of Paperbackland: James Doig interviews Graeme Flanagan.

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Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2015

Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird (Parallel Universe Publications, 2015)

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Sir Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
George Allan England – The Thing from Outside
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood is the Life
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
W. C. Morrow – His Unconquered Enemy
Amyas Northcote – The Late Mrs. Fowke
M. P. Shiel – Xélucha
Lord Dunsany – A Narrow Escape
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Robert E. Howard – The Black Stone
G. G. Pendarves – Werewolf of the Sahara
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson – The Devil of the Marsh
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
Huan Mee – The Black Statue
Abraham Merritt – The Pool of the Stone God
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Sea-Witch
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

From Press Release

The latest release by Parallel Universe Publications is Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird, edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley. This is 368 page anthology of classic weird stories is the first of a series. Available as a trade paperback and an ebook.

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David A Sutton – Horror on the High Seas

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

David A Sutton (ed) – Horror on the High Seas: Classic Weird Sea Tales (Shadow Publishing, 2014)

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Cover Artwork by Jim Pitts

David A. Sutton – Introduction and author notes

J. A. Barry – A Derelict
Edgar Allan Poe – MS. Found in a Bottle
William Hope Hodgson – The Riven Night
Vernon Lee – Dionea
F. Marion Crawford – Man Overboard!
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Rudyard Kipling – A Matter of Fact
W. W. Jacobs – The Rival Beauties
William Hope Hodgson – The Phantom Ship
Warren Armstrong – A Phantom of the Seas

Blurb:

The oceans have long been places of danger, mystery and horror. From ancient times there has been the terror that a trip might lead to edge of the world and the nameless place beyond its edge. There have been the strange lights of St. Elmo’s Fire. The sunken cities of Atlantis and Lyonesse. The Sargasso sea entrapping ships. The Bermuda Triangle. And within the ocean’s depths sea creatures both real and unreal. The great white whale in Moby Dick and the giant octopus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The oceans beckon us… and repel us. And storytellers have used the sea as a basis for ghost and horror stories down the centuries. In this anthology there are stories about phantom ships and their phantom sailors, weird encounters with spirits, a vengeful sea sprites, and sea serpents, and all manner of horror below decks. So, readers, take a passage with us to the weird realms of the benighted oceans!

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Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic  (Stone Skin Press, 2013)

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Beth K. Lewis – Introduction

Jesse Bullington & S. J. Chambers – Dive In Me
Fi Michell – The Debt Collector
Laura Ellen Joyce – The Death Bell
Richard Dansky – A Meeting In The Devil’s House
Steve Dempsey – No Substitute
Ramsey Campbell – Reading The Signs
Dmetri Kakmi – The Boy By The Gate
Sean Logan – Viola’s Second Husband
Mason Wild – The Devil In A Hole
Damien Kelly – The Whipping Boy
Phil Reeves – The Vault of Artemas Smith
Ed Martin – The Fall Of The Old Faith

Biographies

Blurb:
The Gothic is the most enduring.literary tradition in history, but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations. The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits the core archetypes of the Gothic – the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant – and reminds us not to embrace, but to fear the darkness.

A dozen tales of terror fill this anthology including an original, never-before-seen story from the godfather of modem horror, Ramsey Campbell.

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Charles Black – Black Ceremonies

Posted by demonik on January 16, 2015

Charles Black – Black Ceremonies  (Parallel Universe Publications, Jan. 2015)

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Cover:Paul Mudie

The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs
Call of the Damned
The Revelations of Dr Maitland
Tourist Trap
Face to Face
The Coughing Coffin
The Madness Out of the Sea
Death on the Line
The Necronomicon
A Bit Tasty
A Fistful of Vengeance
To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon
The Strombolli Collection

Blurb:
Those that participate in the thirteen strange dark rites that comprise Black Ceremonies find themselves at the mercy of sinister forces.

Make an invocation to evil.
Witness the horrors of war.
Hear the sound of death.
Feel the hand of vengeance as it reaches out from the grave.

Are you ready to join the doomed and the damned?

“When it comes to dark and twisted tales, they don’t come much darker and more twisted than this. If you have a taste for the macabre, you really will be biting off as much as you can chew with this exciting debut collection from renowned editor and creator of the Black Books of Horror, Charles Black.” – Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters

‘Charlie’s yarns are very entertaining.” Johnny Mains, editor of Best British Horror

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