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!
Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Mains’
Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013
Posted in Vault Product Placement | Tagged: 'Roland Caine', Allison V. Harding, Anna Taborska, Anonymous, Charles Black, Charles Lloyd Birkin, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, David A. Sutton, David H. Keller, Flavia Richardson, Franklin Marsh, Gary Power, John Llewellyn Probert, Johnny Mains, Lyle Wilson Holden, Matt Crossman, Michael Avallone, Michel Parry, P. S., Paul Finch, Ramsey Campbell, Richard Ab-Stains, Robert Leslie Bellem, T. F. Powys, Thana Niveau, Vault Of Evil, Who will be next?, William Fairlee Clarke | 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 March 11, 2013
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25, March 2013
Cover: Les Edwards
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.
Posted in Magazine, Paperback Fanatic, small press | Tagged: Alistair Durie, Andy Boot, Andy Brennert, C. L. Moore, Charles C. Allbrittan III, Chris Mikul, David Hyman, David Southall, Frank Belknap Long, Graeme Flanagan, Graham Andrews, Henry Kuttner, Jim Walker, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, Leo Margulies, Les Edwards, Margaret Brundage, Michel Parry, Nigel Taylor, Panther, Paperback Fanatic, Paul Williams, Ramsey Campbell, Scott Carlson, Scott Carson, Seabury Quinn, Vault Of Evil, Weird Tales | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on February 8, 2013
Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of East Anglia (Gray Friars, Sept. 2012)
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
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
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
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
Posted in *Gray Friar Press*, Paul Finch | Tagged: Alison Littlewood, Christopher Harman, Edward Pearce, Gary Fry, Gary Greenwood, Gray Friar, James Doig, Johnny Mains, Mark Valentine, Paul Finch, Paul Meloy, Reggie Oliver, Roger Johnson, Steve Duffy, Steve Upham, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012
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.
Posted in News, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: Advent Calendar, Black Magic, Charles Black, Christmas, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, fiction, Franklin Marsh, Ghosts, horror, James Doig, John Llewellyn Probert, Johnny Mains, Paul Finch, pulp, Ramsey Campbell, Thana Niveau, Vault Of Evil | 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 May 11, 2012
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #22 (May 2012)
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!
Posted in *Tandem*, Paperback Fanatic, small press | Tagged: Andreas Decker, Andy Boot, Award, Bam!!, Bernardt J. Hurwood, Bill Halvorsen, Brian Emrich, Charles Birkin, Clive Davies, Colin Clynes, Cranston McMillan, David Alexander, David Barraclough, David Drage, David Southall, Don Bailey, Dwayne H. Olson, Galaxy, Graham Andrews, If, James McRobert, Joe Kenney, John Gallagher, Johnny Mains, Justin Marriott, Kev Demant, Michel Parry, Murray Ewing, Nigel Taylor, Paperback Fanatic, Planet Of The Apes, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Robert Bloch, Tandem, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on January 10, 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 October 31, 2011
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
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
Posted in *Obverse*, John Mains, Uncategorized | Tagged: Conrad Williams, David A. Riley, Johnny Mains, Marie O’ Regan, Obverse Books, Obverse Quarterly, paperback, Paul Hanley, Paul Kane, Reggie Oliver, Vault Of Evil | 1 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.
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 »