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Radio Archives News; Planetary Resources Arkyd; New Site Devoted to Trek Stamps
Within Supremacist Circles, an Influential Sci Fi Writer
Religion Responds to the Singularity
Threat from AI is Real another scientists says (“I’m not crazy! Make them listen to me before it’s too late! Listen, please listen! If you don’t, if you won’t, if you fail to understand, then the same incredible terror that is menacing me will strike at you!”: “They’re here already!” Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956)
Disney Releases Female Super Hero T-Shirts…and gets skin colors wrong
Will Wheaton Talks Depression
CA Makes Vaccinations Mandatory
Takei vs Trump over Marriage Equality (Odds-Making Hint: Rapier beats Toupee Every Time)
Takei vs Thomas
Can Zuckerberg Read Your Mind?
Women of Wonder Review (via Pamela Sargent)
No Cakes For Gays Bakery Loses Law Suit & Must Pay
Wizard of Oz & Avengers Mash Up
Tony Tells Ya: Why People Don’t Like Sci Fi
GIFs by Blind Artist Are STUNNING
New Marvel Titles (maybe)
LEGO My Spaceballs!
Avengers 1950s Style
The War of the Drones Has Begun: (Drones 0, Shotgun 1)
Russian Cargo Ship Launch Successful (Robot Space Cargo Drones 1, Shotguns 0)
A Collection of Conservative Responses to SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision
Did Terminator Genysis Terminate the Franchise?
Comic Book Re-Make: Do You Like the Old (X) or the New (X)?
Songs In 3D
The Martian Movie Looking Good
Move Over Plato: Walton is Coming
Comics & Graphic Novels for July
A Brief History of the Hugos
Giant Robot Challenge
Peter Thorpe Rocket Illustrations
School Lockers Become Book Display
Tom Corbett Repro Comics (via William Armstrong FB)
Locus Award Winners 2015 (See if you can find the literary message-fic that no one wants to read!)
Amazon Changing Review Algorithm; Cracks Down on BS Reviews
Lerner’s InterstellarNet: Enigma Now In Print Edition
Online Copyright Infringement Case Heats Up
Apple Liable for Book Price Fixing
Kickstarter Wins Patent Case
Zelazny Ms Added to Collection
Star Trek: Beyond Title Confirmed
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Title Confirmed: “Vol. 2”
Marketing’s Big Data Losing Its Luster
Bryan Thomas Schmidt Offers Self-Editing Course
Gaiman to Write Scripts for American Gods
Sci Fi As Psychotherapy?
E.L. James Whipsawed on Twitter (authors of “popular” stuff, take note)
Nimoy Documentary Makes Crowdfunding Goal
NASA Administrator on CRS-7
Jetpacks Will Be on the Market Next Year
Men & Women Process Pain Differently
11 Billion Year Old Stars Have Earth-Like Planets (Think they recycle?)
Comet Flyby Drops Meteors on Mars
Shuttle Debris on Display
Pluto is Getting Closer
Moons of Pluto
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
June 19, 2015
99 Cent Jungle Jim, Volume 8 Bonus!
The brand new The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 8 radio set is only 99 cents through July 2nd, when you place any order for $25 or more.
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This special offer is valid through July 2nd! (Limit one 99 Cent Jungle Jim set per customer.)
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 characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – 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. Jungle Jim was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
Matt Crowley, who originated the role, played Jim for the entire run of the show, except for a brief period in 1938, when Gerald Mohr, who had a long career in radio, film and television, took over the part. Joined by his faithful aide, Kolu, a powerful Hindu giant (played by Juano Hernandez), Jungle Jim often encountered Lille DeVrille and served as Jim’s femme fatale (played first by Vicki Vola and later, Franc Hale).
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1941, including the conclusion of “The Panama Canal” (#281-288) and the beginning of “Thorson’s Island” (#289-320), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure.
10 hours – $14.99 Download / $29.98 Audio CDs
June 6th is the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Our restoration team spent four months getting these 72 hours of NBC and CBS coverage restored. These two sets are the most important restorations that Radio Archives has ever done and we are proud to be able to offer them to you!
Special 50% discount Offer
It was the largest, most ambitious, and most successful military operation ever attempted — and radio was there to cover it.
D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. It was the turning point of the war in Europe, the beginning of the end for the Axis as the Allies started their drive towards Germany. It was a momentous event that would change not only the course of World War II, but the history of the world. Radio Archives is pleased and proud to offer the complete and continuous CBS network coverage of the events of June 6 and 7, 1944.
Hear President Roosevelt, the BBC feed of Communique #1, General Eisenhower from SHAEF headquarters, King George VI speaking from London via the BBC. Bill Henry in Washington interviews Congressmen Moss, McCormick, Rogers, Voorhees, Mundt, Herbert, and Gore.
Regular CBS shows were included in the broadcast, “The Passing Parade”, “Columbia Presents Corwin”, “Burns & Allen”, “1st show of “The Doctor Fights”, “Perry Mason”, “Valiant Lady,” “Light of the World,” “The Open Door,” “Bachelor’s Children”, “Kate Smith Speaks”, “Big Sister”, “The Romance of Helen Trent”, “Life Can Be Beautiful”, “Ma Perkins”, “The Goldbergs” among them.
Hear the events of the day as reported by Irwin Darlington, Robert Trout, Maj. George Fielding Elliott, Ned Calmer, Quentin Reynolds, Alan Jackson, Merrill Mueller, Douglas Edwards, Quincy Howe, William Shirer, John Daly, and Edwin C. Hill with “The Human Side of the News”. Reporting from London are Edward R. Murrow, Wright Bryan, John W. Vandercook, David Anderson, Arthur Mann, and Charles Shaw reports from the BBC in London.
Herbert Clark reports from the invasion fleet off the coast of England, an eyewitness account of the first parachute drop, James Willard from SHAEF headquarters in London describes the invasion fleet from the air. Richard C. Hottelet describes the invasion from a plane over the beaches, French Colonel Morrison who describes the area of the invasion landings, Stanley Richardson eyewitness account of the invasion fleet, Charles Collingwood aboard an LST in the invasion fleet, and George Hicks from the invasion fleet, describing the shore bombardment before the landing.
These are recordings that many historians believe to be among the most valuable audio documents ever preserved. The CBS broadcasts — containing 34 hours of continuous programming of news, music, drama, comedy, and entertainment — are history as it happened, in a special collection that is sure to occupy a special place in your radio collection.
Normally priced at $101.98 Audio CDs / $50.99 Download, Specially priced through the month of June. 34 hours – $25.49 Download / $50.99 Audio CDs
Special 50% discount Offer
It was the largest, most ambitious, and most successful military operation ever attempted — and radio was there to cover it.
D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. It was the turning point of the war in Europe, the beginning of the end for the Axis as the Allies started their drive towards Germany. It was a momentous event that would change not only the course of World War II, but the history of the world. Radio Archives is pleased and proud to offer the complete and continuous NBC network coverage of the events of June 6 and 7, 1944.
Noted inspirational author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, King Haakon VII of Norway, Premier Gerbandy of the Netherlands, Premier Pierlot of Belgium, and US Senators Clark, Barkley, White, Hill and Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce speak, as does the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. General Eisenhower speaks from SHAEF headquarters.
Regular NBC shows were included in the broadcast, “The Bob Hope Show”, “Fibber McGee & Molly”, “The Guiding Light”, “Vic & Sade”, “The Red Skelton Show”, “The Road of Life”, “Today’s Children”, “Ma Perkins”, “Pepper Young’s Family”, “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”, “Stella Dallas”, “Lorenzo Jones”, “Young Widder Brown”, “When A Girl Marries” and “Front Page Farrell” among them.
Hear the events of the day as reported by Ben Grauer, Cesar Saerchinger, Charles F. McCarthy, David Anderson, Don Goddard, Don Hollenbeck, Ed Hocker, Edward R. Murrow, Elmer Peterson, George Wheeler, H. V. Kaltenborn, Herbert M. Clark, James Willard, John W. Vandercook, Louis P. Lockner, Lowell Thomas, Merrill Mueller, Morgan Beatty, Ralph Howard, Richard Harkness, Robert McCormick, Robert St. John, Tommy Traynor, W. W. Chaplin and Wright Bryan. Alex Dreier, in Chicago, recalled his experiences as the last western correspondent in Nazi Germany while Stanley Richardson offered an eyewitness account of the invasion from the Channel boats, and George Hicks reported from the beach-head itself!
These are recordings that many historians believe to be among the most valuable audio documents ever preserved. The NBC broadcasts — containing 38 hours of continuous programming of news, music, drama, comedy, and entertainment — are history as it happened, in a special collection that is sure to occupy a special place in your radio collection.
Normally priced at $113.98 Audio CDs / $56.99 Download, Specially priced through the month of June. 38 hours – $28.49 Download / $56.99 Audio CDs
16″ Transcription Discs
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The unsold discs from the May 2nd Broadway Records Auction have been added. These discs will be sold on a first come basis for the minimum bid. Browse through hundreds of UNSOLD transcription discs from recent Broadway Records disc auctions. Sold by Broadway Records.
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Will Murray’s Pulp Classics #82
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria.
By what strange twist of Fate did the fearful menace which was to shadow every man and woman in New York City first rear its venomous head in the distant Caribbean? When terror suddenly boarded a little tramp steamer and left crimson havoc littering its narrow decks a spluttering wireless flashed the doom of every living thing aboard. Within a week, the same ghastly fate struck a gigantic new ocean liner, its luxurious cabins occupied by the elite and powerful of a dozen different nations! Death — swift and terrible — rode the ocean lanes. And the Spider — taken for once off guard — was supposedly dying in a hospital room on the very day when that terror from the seas first showed itself in all its terror above the city skyline. How can the Spider, fighting death himself, help the nation he loves in her hour of greatest need?
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
The Spider followed the established pulp pattern of a wealthy man-about-town, Richard Wentworth III, master of disguise, dilettante of the arts, in perfect physical condition, and completely devoted to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, no matter what the cost to himself or loved ones. Secretly donning a decrepit black hat, a tattered black cape, a false hunch to his shoulders, a lank wig of stringy hair, an application of sinister face makeup and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego the Spider, chasing down criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity. Much of the action takes place in the tenements and slums, the poor and lower classes victimized as readily as the rich.
Nick Santa Maria reads Builders of the Black Empire with all the intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1934.
5 hours – $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
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, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 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!
Dare-Devil Aces #96 March 1940 The Brave Will Come Back
There is no greater glory than comes to a man like this. Lon Pedrick lives a story that you never will forget! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Wayne Rogers, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money in “The North Woods Mystery” from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, in “Death About Town” serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen’s club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector’s item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulps’ legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, in “Tunnel Terror” a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in “Once Over Lightly,” the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim’s own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The pulp era’s longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor Mort Weisinger! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat“Dealers in Death” in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat Signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating “The Yacht Club Murders,” in a thrilling pulp novel by Batman scripter Charles Greenberg! Bonus: a classic Phantom Detective illustrated story from Thrilling Comics! This double-novel collector’s edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When William Harper Littlejohn unearths a shadowy figure transfixed in ice, the renowned archeologist understands that he has made the most momentous discovery of his brilliant career. For inscribed over the frozen form is this chilling warning:
“IF I STILL LIVED, MANKIND WOULD TREMBLE!”
Who is this monster? Why does his name strike terror into the hearts of brave men? Can even Doc Savage control him once he breaks free of his icy tomb?
From the Gobi Desert to war-torn Free China, the Man of Bronze and his fighting crew battle a threat so terrifying that it could change the course of human history…. Softcover $24.95
50 more OTR LPs have just been added and 250 OTR LPs have been lowered in price today.
The first listings are now less than half price. See the liner notes for more details.
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Another Space Kickstarter Surpasses $1 Million!
Posted by Planetary Resources
We are happy to announce that the LightSail Kickstarter from The Planetary Society has surpassed the $1 million mark, and has over 19,000 backers!
It is thrilling to see another great SPACE oriented kickstarter meet success that is truly “out of this world”.
We hope to see these numbers increase even more over the last three days of their campaign.
Click here to learn more about their project, and become a backer before time runs out!
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