AMAZING NEWS: 7-20-14 – Moon Landing Day

Forty Five years ago today, two American astronauts landed on and then walked on the surface of the Moon.  Millions of dreamers believed it was the beginning of an exciting era of exploration and colonization. A scant three and a half years later the dream would end, victim of its own political origins. Oh for what might have been!

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The Future Of SF: Maintain the Legacy of the Past
Should SF Be A Walled Garden?
The Legacy of Geek Women (Part 9!)
SF Thru a Lens of Racial Inclusiveness
Archie Is Dead and now – Thor Is A Woman and Cap is Black
Nicola Griffith On the New Thor
Tumblr Comments on Thor & Cap (Warning)
When Less Than 20% of the Population Accepts Evolution, When Less Than 50% Accept Global Warming and Nearly Half Believe Vaccination Causes Autism – LUCY is the Kind of Movie That gets Funded  
Playing On the Lowest Difficulty Setting
Some People Still Can’t Run For Office:  Atheism & the Constitution
Low Income Kids Negatively Affected in KINDERGARTEN
Eggplant Kickstarter Diversity issues (via Radish Reviews)
How NOT To Handle Campus Rape
Women Heroes: One Woman’s Around the World Triumph Has Been Totally Ignored For Fifty Years (via Radish Reviews)
Wiscon & Harassment


DUNE Gets Thugged
Richard Prior Predicts Black President (and a lot of the BS that’s accompanied it) (video)
Colbert/Vader & Stewart/Obi Wan/Leia Duke It Out
2014 Best Year For SF Film?
Virgil Finlay Book
grootGroot & Rocket Get the Sideshow Treatment

The Best of Cosplay
Mirror, Mirror Beach Towel
David Brin Thinks Innovation Can Save Us
The Novel That Inspired Tom Cruise’s Death – again, and again, and again (via SF Signal)
Six Seventies Films That Ought To Get Remakes (no, No, NO, NO, NO!)


SF Picture Books For Young ‘Uns
Yondu Character Poster (GotG)
Game of Thrones Season 5 Directors
Bot Wars Teaser Trailer (Great Robot Visions!) (vis SF Signal)
Falling Skies Gets Renewed
Five New Marvel Films Announced
If It Wasn’t So Good, It Would Be Too Much:  New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer
Images From The Flash
The Strain Debuts To Huge Audience
Wire Fairy Fantasies (great sculpture!) (via Radish Reviews)

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Librarian Fandom!
Announcing Sci Fi Month!
FB Comments on Dashcon: Dashcon Formal Statement: More Dashcon Dishing & More & More & More
Hugo Awards Hosts Named
Loncon3 & the BFI Program
The Classics At Readercon
Heinlein the Prototype
Geri Sullivan GoH For Corflu


Detcon1 YA Awards
Finncon Awards
World Fantasy Award Ballot Revised
Mur Lafferty Wins Manly Wade Wellman Award
Shirley Jackson Awards
Reviewing the Hugo Drama Long Form Nominees (via SF Signal)


Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited
Hugh Howey on Kindle Unlimited
Latest From Author Earnings
Can SF Help Build A Better World? (Has so far….)
e-Book Price Fixing Settlement Could Cost Apple $400 Million
Star Trek Is Community Programming (via SF Signal)
North Carolina Picks Indie For Poet Laureate:  Traditionalists Greatly Upset (More On NPR – Audio)
Games As Tutorials For Writing

Space Potatos!  Target Asteroid Is Lumpy
NASA Bets We’ll Confirm Life Elsewhere Within A Couple Of Decades
Bill Nye Reddit AMA
The Stupidity of AI
The BOWL Drive
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Communicating With Aliens (via SF Signal)
DARPA’s Future Battlefield
Martian Gullies Formed By Dry Ice, Not Water
Where’s the UK Going To Build Its Spaceport? (via SF Signal)

Whelan dragon art Picturing Dragons! (So. Many. Dragons.)

Our resident art expert Irene Gallo understands that humans share a profound desire to stare, awe-filled and lovingly, at dragons. In order to provide you with the widest possible array of gorgeous images, she has chosen one hundred and seventy dragons for you to look at. Now do your part and go look at them, and maybe add a few of your own favorite fire-breathing beasties to the collection!

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Capaldi Television News: Magicians Are Cast, Heroes Are Reborn, and Jokers Continue To Be Wild.

Syfy has officially greenlit a series based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and Ryan Britt has somesuitably imaginative casting suggestions for who should play Quentin and company! In actual casting news, Thomas Jane will star in James S.A. Corey’sThe Expanse! Heroes: Reborn creator Tim Kring doles outa few tantalizing hints about the show’s setting, andGotham may have a fascinating hook regarding the identity of the Joker. The BBC really wants us to get excited for Doctor Who‘s Season 8 trailer, which reveals a brooding Doctor and an extroverted T-Rex. In the best news nobody knew they wanted: Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook- but will he tap dance? And finally, MTV has ordered a full Shannara series,which means we are (probably) entering a Golden Age of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. 

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Pam This Week In TV: Korra, Vamps, Teen Wolf, and More Nonsense Happening Under a Dome.

Mordicai Knode is impressed by the realistic character development shown so far in this season of The Legend of Korra as he recaps “In Harm’s Way” and “The Metal Clan.” Theresa DeLucci checks in with the fine citizens of Bon Temps in this week’s episode of True Blood, “Death is Not the End.” It turns out less Sookie = better episode! Grady Hendrix is not afraid to ask tough questions in his recap of Under the Dome: “Force Majeure.” So what does it taste like when God cries, Grady? Finally, Alex Brown lassos the latest episodes ofTeen Wolf into one handy recap, which sports rippling abs and a complex relationship with its fandom. 

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Scooby Doo Wonder Woman Comics News: Changes in Store for Thor, Spooky Mysteries on Paradise Island, and a 90s Villain Returns?

Well. This has certainly been a interesting week for comics fans. Turns out, Thor will now throw lightning bolts like a girl! Meanwhile over at DC, Velma and Daphne are teaming up with Wonder Woman to fight crime on Paradise Island! And Catwoman has a new writer– fabulous contributor Genevieve Valentine! Plus, an exciting rumor postulates thatDoomsday may appear in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice if it’s true, THERE WILL BE PUNCHING. Better watch your back, Superman!

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Discworld A Salute To Librarians (aka: Stubby the Rocket Always Returns Books On Time!)

We here at love librarians. Sometimes they’re helpful quasi-father-figures, like Giles, but sometimes, well, sometimes they take after the librarians of Night Vale, and become eeee-villlll. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fictional librarians, and people keep adding more excellent suggestions in the comments. You can never have enough librarians on your side!

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie News: Apes and Robots and Even More Dinosaurs and a New (More Distinguished) Sherlock! 

Ryan Britt goes ape goes bananas isn’t monkeying around…all right, look: Dawn of the Planet of the Apesisn’t just a blockbuster, it’s also got something amazing to say about humanity. Disney’s Big Hero 6 has a new trailer, and we all officially have a new favorite robot! The dino-related highlights revealed in this leaked copy of Jurassic World‘s amazing brochures make us want to book our next vacation. Then again, the appearance of Nothing Lasts Forever, Bill Murray’s unreleased 1984 fantasy film, makes us want to travel to the moon instead… Finally, we got our first look this week at Ian McKellen as an impossibly dapper Sherlock Holmes.Fancy!

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Dragon Prince Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Dragon Prince Trilogy

Fantasy author and intrepid rereader Judith Tarr firmlyrefutes the claim that epic fantasy is a men’s genre in her introduction to our newest series, Rereading Melanie Rawn: The Dragon Prince Trilogy. In her reread, Tarr will dig into the huge cast and complex emotional arcs ofDragon PrinceThe Star Scroll, and Sunrunner’s Fire, and we can’t wait to read along with her! Dive into chapter one of Dragon Prince here!

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Lock In Talking Dogs, Crazy Plagues, and the Truth About Star Wars Canon…

In our latest “That Was Awesome!” author spotlight, Max Gladstone talks about the incomparable Roger Zelazny, and his talent for placing humorous exposition in the mouth of dogs. Inspired by John Scalzi’s Lock In, Leah Schnelbach diagnoses some of her favorite sci-fi outbreaks and epidemics, and what they can tell us about our society. Greg Ruth shares some excellent advice for artists trying to balance love of their work with the need to pay the bills. And, in potentially fantastic news, Timothy Zahn says that we might be in store surprises about what counts as canon in the Star Wars Universe! 

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RDJ pin-up Proof of Iron Man’s Sexy Pin-Up Days, Tyra vs. Asimov, and Whedon Feeds Browncoat Fantasies!

We’ve often thought to ourselves, wouldn’t it be amazing if Robert Downey, Jr. starred in a series of retro 1940s-style pin-up pictures? And this week, to our joy, we discovered we are not alone. When it comes to predicting the future, guess who does it better: Tyra Banks or Isaac Asimov? Fans of YA: if you find yourself volunteering as tribute in inappropriate situations, thenwe’ve found the perfect video for you. On the fitness front, we can also teach you how to work out like a superhero, and on the Darth Vader spoiler front, learnhow to break uncomfortable paternity news in many languages! Finally, brace yourselves, Firefly fans: Joss Whedon teases us with potential proof that Wash is alive! 

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Angelus Guns Original Fiction

This week’s original fiction is an angelic story from Craft Sequence author Max Gladstone!

In Max Gladstone’s “The Angelus Guns,” a civil war in the Crystal City has torn Thea’s family apart. Her brother left to fight for the revolution, and now both of her mothers sag and sigh, worrying that he’ll never return. The young angel decides to go to the City and bring him home, but the choice is dangerous; will her bravery and her older mother’s flaming sword be enough to get her through the lines? Can she reach her brother before the City ends in fire? 

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FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel


 Karen Heuler’s stories and novels have won an O. Henry award, been short-listed for the Bellwether, Shirley Jackson, Iowa short fiction award, and others. Her latest novel,Glorious Plague, was published in April.


Veronica Schanoes’s work has been finalists for the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award and she recently won the Shirley Jackson award for her novella “Burning Girls.”  Her first book, an academic monograph on feminist revisions of fairy tales was released this summer.  She is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Queens College – CUNY.  Her next story is forthcoming in Ellen Datlow’s The Doll Collection.

Wednesday August 20th,  7pm at

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July 18, 2014

Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.

Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.
Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle heroes. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones. He wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, who represented the colonial view of the so-called primitive regions of the globe. This gave him a distinctive difference from your run-of-the-mill jungle man, who often knew little about civilization and was equipped with not much more than a knife in most cases. Also, his stomping grounds were located in exotic southeastern Asia.
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter that one thinks of at the mention of “lost worlds”, which filled the pages of pulp magazines, and later, movie serials. Described as a “gentleman adventurer, a true friend of all good men and relentless enemy of all bad ones, no matter what their race or creed may be”, Jungle Jim was so popular that in addition to his radio show, he also starred in film, comic books and even television adaptations, portrayed notably by Johnny Weissmuller in his post-Tarzan days.

This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1938 and 1939, including the conclusion of “Karnak the Killer” (#161-185) and the beginning of “Stacey” (#186-200), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. 10 hours. $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download

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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar is a series with an interesting history. It debuted on CBS as a fairly typical slam-bang half-hour detective series on February 11, 1949, featuring Charles Russell in the title role as “America’s action packed insurance investigator”. Over the next few years, several actors played the part – including Edmond O’Brien and John Lund – but, though consistently well written and acted, the series was never really unique or substantial enough to capture a large and enthusiastic audience. Though the show was, at one point, sponsored by Wrigley’s Gum, the network often simply carried it as a sustaining feature — a creative time-filler for the enjoyment of a radio audience rapidly migrating to television.
In the fall of 1955, however, a few interesting things happened to Johnny Dollar. In a stroke of casting genius, long-time radio veteran Bob Bailey, fresh from the Mutual network detective series Let George Do It, took over the title role. Veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team. And, at the same time, CBS began experimenting with three of its long-running radio series by running them as quarter hour, five-a-week “strip” shows running Monday through Friday. This unique and innovative approach was tried with Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons, Mr. & Mrs. North, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
The result was a shot in the arm for Johnny Dollar. It was obvious that actor Bob Bailey was born to play the role, bringing to his portrayal a realistic depth and likeability that had been lacking in earlier versions of the show. The newly expanded format gave the writers a chance to craft characters and develop the depth of the stories without the need to wrap up every loose end after 24 brief minutes of dialogue. And the subtle cliffhanging nature of the stories made radio’s dwindling listening audience want to tune in day after day – something that, by 1955, was seldom happening with any shows outside the realm of the daily soap opera weepers.
This collection features ten five-part stories from 1955-56. For long-time fans of “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar,” these five-part adventures constitute the absolute pinnacle of the series’ run — and, in this second collection, Radio Archives is pleased to bring you another ten full weeks of these programs in excellent digital sound. 10 hours. Regular Price $29.98 – Specially priced until July 31 for $14.99 Audio CDs / $7.49 Download
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray
Radio Archives customers have become familiar with the name Arthur Leo Zagat as the author of Weird Menace thrillers forTerror Tales and Strange Detective Mysteries. With our latest Best of Argosy release, we show a different side of Zagat, one akin to the immortal fantasy adventures created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and A. Merritt, with just a dash of H. P. Lovecraft.
Arthur Leo Zagat graduated from Fordham University Law School in what ended up being a very bad year––1929. Thanks to the stock market crash and the resulting depression, he, like his contemporary Erle Stanley Garner, never practiced law. Instead, Zagat teamed up with another struggling young attorney, Nate Schachner, collaborating on a raft of science fiction and fantasy yarns for Wonder Stories and similar pulps.
Striking off on his own, Zagat soon established himself as a versatile writer. His skills and reputation grew, and by the mid-1930s, he cracked the top pulp magazine, Argosy, producing a string of serialized fantasy novels that were nothing like anything Zagat had ever penned previously.
Drink We Deep was the first of these. It ran in six parts, beginning with the July 31, 1937 Argosy, was later reprinted in Fantastic Novels, but has been inexplicably out of print for more than half a century.
It’s the eerie account of brave archeologist and paleontologist Hugh Lambert, and the weirdness he discovered in pastoral upstate New York. We don’t want to give away any story secrets, so we’ll just quote the blurb adorning Drink We Deep’s Fantastic Novels reappearance:
“Beneath the timeless rocks of the Heiderbergs—slumbering below Lake Wankooka’s unfathomed waters––lies the seed of Earth conflict. For there lives the strange and troubled race of other worldlings, waiting, always waiting, for the hour of deliverance…. And on the Earth’s surface, one man feels in his blood an irresistible summons that calls him to their side….”
We know little about the inspiration for this fearful fantasy. Except this: “My daughter’s summer camp gave me the setting and the inspiration for Drink We Deep,” Zagat once revealed.
A lifelong New Yorker, Arthur Leo Zagat died of a heart attack in 1949, at the young age of 53. He once wrote: “I have had no adventures in far lands. I have worked in a drugstore. I have sold insurance from door to door. I have ridden in the subway and walked the city streets with eyes and ears open. I have read Mother Goose. . . . I do not think of myself as an artist. I am a tradesman, a merchant of tales. It is the way I make my living, and I behave towards it as any man behaves towards his means of livelihood.”
Drink We Deep is read with atmospheric intensity by Milton Bagby. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download



Robert Weinberg Presents
by Brian Lumley
Read by Nick Santa Maria
A Necroscope® as defined by Brian Lumley, the British author of The Necroscope® series, is a person with an ESP power that allows him to communicate with the dead. A Necroscope® contacts the minds of corpses, which do not perish at death. Communication is two-way and peaceful. Harry Keough is the greatest Necroscope® in the world.
Harry Keough always considered himself a master of the Möbius Continuum—another dimension existing parallel to all space and time. It served as his personal instantaneous gateway to anywhere in the known universe, past or present. But Harry’s knowledge was not unique; two other intelligences, with powers similar to his, existed. One was the long-dead August Ferdinand Möbius himself, the German astronomer, mathematician, and discoverer of the Möbius Strip. Only after death was Möbius able to mentally explore his previously theoretical Continuum. The other was Harry’s son, who not only inherited his father’s mathematical skill but also the metaphysical talent by means of which the Necroscope® conversed with dead people in their graves.
Thus, it was a major shock to Harry, when returning home via the Möbius Continuum from an adventure in Las Vegas, he observed for an instant a unknown human hurtling uncontrolled through the endless coils of the Möbius Continuum. Who was this stranger and how was he rocketing through the darkness of the mind-numbing dimension? More to the point, if he was not someone who entered the dimension on his own, who sent him there? Was this an attempt at murder by Möbius? Harry felt sure that neither his son or Professor Möbius was responsible for this outrage. Then who was? It was a question that Harry felt he had to answer, even if it meant putting his own life in danger. It’s an all-new, standalone adventure, set in the incredible world of Harry Keough, the Necroscope®!
Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope® series of vampire novels. An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror by both the World Fantasy Convention and the Horror Writers Association. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television. When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England. 5 hours $19.98 Audio CDs / $9.99 Download

Kickstarter Campaign For The Collectors’ Book Of Virgil Finlay Is Launched
The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener. A Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to defray costs in publishing The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction. Beginning at Weird Tales, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn’t stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: Amazing, Strange Stories, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Fantastic Novels, Fantastic Universe, IF, Galaxy and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for The American Weekly magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers’, The Outsider and Others and Roads. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt’s The Ship of Ishtar, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention’s Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay’s color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay”s actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014.

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly, in which his popular characters Sonny Tabor, Kid Wolf, Freckles Malone, and Johnny Forty-five appeared for fifteen years.
Lesser known is the career Powers had after Wild West Weekly stopped publication in 1943. Powers continued to write for the best of the western fiction magazines throughout the 1940s. Now, here for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after his Wild West Weekly career. Six of these were published in the leading western pulp magazines of the period. The other six, never published before, were discovered by Powers’ granddaughter Laurie in 2009.
Two of the published stories, “A Pard for Navajo Jack,” and “Judgment Day on Whisky Trail,” appeared in Thrilling Western in 1947 and 1948. “Hangnoose for a Prodigal” appeared in Thrilling Ranch Stories in March 1948. “Buzzards Hate Bullets” was published in Exciting Western in November 1947. The two other stories, “Boothill is My Destination,” that appeared in Texas Rangers in December 1947, and “Death is Where You Find It” in Rio Kid Western in August 1949, were imprints of Better Publications.
All of the stories in this collection reflect a new style that Powers had to adopt in the early 1940s. His earlier Wild West Weeklystyle was geared towards its adolescent audience and full of the “blood and thunder” that was indicative of the pulp westerns during that period. Writing stories for Wild West Weekly was a highly lucrative trade for my grandfather, but he had to change course and relearn his craft when the old style was no longer popular. No longer were heroes to be the semi-super human cowboys who survived hundreds of bullet wounds and shoot targets with jaw dropping speed and accuracy. They were now to be more mature and sometimes with a darker look on life.  Heroes that for years were clean-cut, highly moral and almost puritan in their habits were replaced by lead characters who drank, smoked, and swore.
But Powers rose to the task and continued to have his stories published through the 1940s and into the early 1950s. These twelve stories are representative of that era; they make for an outstanding collection of frontier stories that represent the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp career. Read by James C. Lewis. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download


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New Will Murray’s Pulp Classics eBooks
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray’s Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday’s Pulp today!
The Best of Argosy #3 Drink We Deep by Arthur Leo Zagat
Beneath the timeless rocks of the Helderbergs — slumbering below Lake Wanooka’s unfathomed waters — lies the seed of earth conflict. For there lives the strange and troubled race of other worldlings, waiting, always waiting, for the hour of deliverance… And, on the earth’s surface, one man feels in his blood an irresistible summons that calls him to their side…
Torn from the pages of the first and foremost pulp magazine, the fabled Argosy, and chosen from among thousands of stories by premier pulp authority, Robert Weinberg! Argosy magazine was the first and most influential pulp magazine of the 20th century. At its height, it was published each and every week, and contained a veritable cornucopia of fabulous fiction in all genres. Detective and mystery stories. Westerns. Love stories. Sports. Even science-fiction and fantasy filled its pages. Esteemed writers ranging from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Erle Stanley Gardner graced its beloved pages.
Now Radio Archives is delving into the pages of this celebrated magazine in an effort to present some of the best feature fiction Argosy presented during its near-century of publication. Overseeing this production is one of the great scholars of the pulp era, novelist Robert Weinberg. “Radio Archives is issuing the best of the pulps in audio and eBook format,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with them, bringing back some of the greatest action fiction ever published for modern fans!” These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. $2.99.
Dime Mystery Magazine Donald G. Cormack and William R. Cox
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Donald G. Cormack and William R. Cox, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Over a land red with war came the deadliest weapon an Allied army had ever dared to fight against — invisible wings, that killed their prey and disappeared without warning! Captain V flies alone against the greatest foe of all time — the Squadron of the Ghost Patrol! Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn’t finished; it would return. $2.99.

Fighting Aces #22 September 1943 The Death Raiders
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle… pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles

Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many tales selected from the pages of Dime Mystery and Terror Tales. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.
The Tower of London witnessed many deaths… but none stranger than this. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
Dirk drove the devil’s buckboard to the sulfurous gates of Hell! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
Young Sandy’s worms were great bait — for fish, or killers! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
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All Artwork by Frank Kelly Freas! Weird Tales #297 showcases Nancy Springer as the Featured Author and Frank Kelly Freas (who did all the artwork) as the Featured Artist. Other contributors include Thomas Ligotti and John Brunner. 148 pages.
Weird Tales: The Unique Magazine
From March of 1923 to September of 1954, Weird Tales was the most influential of all pulp magazines in the horror and fantasy genres. Weird Tales has enjoyed a devoted following for many decades as the very first magazine of gothic fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. Founded in 1923, the pioneering publication introduced the world to such counter-culture icons as Cthulhu the alien monster god and Conan the Barbarian. Weird Tales is well known for launching the careers of great authors like H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and Robert E. Howard — even, Tennessee Williams made his first sale here! — not to mention legendary fantasy artists like Virgil Finlay and Margaret Brundage. The magazine’s influence extends through countless areas of pop culture: fiction, certainly, but also rock music, goth style, comic books, gaming… even Stephen King has called Weird Tales a major inspiration.
Weird Tales: The Modern Magazine
After the original magazine operation folded in 1954, there were several brief attempts to revive it — reprint anthologies in the ’60s, four new magazine issues in the ’70s, four original paperbacks in the early ’80s — before the resurrection finally achieved full-fledged afterlife under editor-publishers George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer and John Gregory Betancourt. Beginning in 1988, Weird Tales has been published more or less continuously. These 25 year old magazines are Brand new and have never been read. Radio Archives is proud to have a large inventory so that everyone can have a copy of this great magazine. $9.95

The Shadow, Volume 85

The Knight of Darkness battles murderous supervillains in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, The Shadow wages a final battle against his greatest enemy, Shiwan Khan, in “Masters of Death.” Then, savage drums promise eerie menace when Professor MacAbre attempts to bring “Voodoo Death” to The Shadow and Margo Lane! BONUS: A murderous Shadow uses the power of invisibility for evil and sets a deadly trap for Lamont Cranston in “The Shadow Challenged.” Which Shadow will have the last laugh? This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95


Doc Savage, Volume 75

Special Movie Issue
The pulp era’s legendary superman journeys to the South America in two action-packed novels by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, explorers return from the Matto Grosso jungle with news of a recently discovered lost city and evidence that Johnny Littlejohn has already succumbed to a deadly malady! Can the Man of Bronze prevent “The Green Death” from spreading throughout the United States? Then, the kidnapping of Monk Mayfair leads Doc Savage to South America and the bizarre mystery of the“Rock Sinister.” BONUS: a behind-the-scenes look at the 1975 Doc Savage movie! This instant collector’s item leads off with the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95


Doc Savage, Volume 28 James Bama cover

The pulp era’s legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by “Kenneth Robeson” that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles “The Metal Master,” a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he’s framed by the murderous teleporter called “The Vanisher.” PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum’s 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector’s item showcases James Bama’s spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray.. Double Novel Reprint $14.95


This is an authentic replica of an original pulp magazine published by Girasol Collectables. This edition is designed to give the reader an authentic taste of what a typical pulp magazine was like when it was first issued – but without the frailty or expense of trying to find a decades-old collectable to enjoy. The outer covers, the interior pages, and the advertisements are reprinted just as they appeared in the original magazine, left intact to give the reader the true feel of the original as well as an appreciation for the way in which these publications were first offered to their avid readers. To further enhance the “pulp experience”, this edition is printed on off-white bond paper intended to simulate the original look while, at the same time, assuring that this edition will last far longer than the original upon which it is based. The overall construction and appearance of this reprint is designed to be as faithful to the original magazine as is reasonably possible, given the unavoidable changes in production methods and materials. Pulp Replica $50.00

Doc Savage: The War Makers

by Will Murray and Ryerson Johnson, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito

All over the Midwest, cars and trucks were crashing—stopped in their tracks by an inexplicable force! Had some unseen power targeted America’s automotive industry—or was something more sinister at stake?

Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.

From the nation’s car capital to the North Pole, the Man of Bronze races to stave off a strangely familiar menace only to confront a completely unexpected foe—the enigmatic Baron in Black! Softcover $24.95

by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito

What is the Blind Death? New York’s newshawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of corpses turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing ivory by the masked mastermind known as… White Eyes.

As police riot guns and gangland Tommy-guns turn New York City’s winter snows scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is part of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York’s criminal elements against him. White Eyes’ ultimate goal—to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze!

From snowbound Manhattan to the sugar-cane fields of tropical Cuba, Doc Savage and his Iron Crew wage what may be the greatest battle for survival of their careers! Softcover $24.95

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