AMAZING News 9/15/13

Note: Today’s news round up includes items from both the week ending 9/15 and the week ending 9/8)

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (See below for complete texts)

TheFutureIsJapanese_coverConcatenation European Award Roundup
Radio Archives Newsletter
Ford Street New Releases
Night Shade Books Newsletter
eFanzines New Adds
CanCon Guest Announcements
Haikasoru Happy With Ken Liu’s Hugo Win
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Announces Submissions Open for Tesseract 18

CAUSES

Nichelle Nichols Interviewed About World’s First Interracial Television Kiss (Full disclosure:  I had a crush on Ms. Nichols growing up but do not think this at all influences my belief that she is one VERY classy woman!)
Lightspeed Magazine Announces Women Destroying SF Special Issue
LEGO’s First Woman Scientist (well, actually STEM Rep)
Social Networks as Disease Vector

FANDOM

Bobbie DuFault, Co-Chair of Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, Passed Away This Morning From Unknown Causes. Please respect the families’ wishes to not be contacted at this time. (Via TruFen Yahoo group)
Fan Run Cons Are Dead or Dying
Mary Kornbluth’s Death Announced and More
Ann (AC) Crispin Dies
Awesome Video of Villefranca’s Hugo Award Base Design
Orci Goes After Fans Like An Orca After Baby Seals
Fred Pohl and Ray Bradbury Together For Last Time
Chris Garcia On LSC3
Strange Horizon’s Fund Drive
Cornell Apologizes to Smurfs SMoFs

EVENTS

Over 80 Authors To Appear At MileHiCon
Today is the Last Day to Submit to EMP’s Short SF Film Festival
Outer Limits 50th Anniversary Celebration Tomorrow
Skiffy & Fanty World Tour
ConQuest 2014 Venue Announced

AWARDS

LSC3’s Film Festival Awards
First Fandom Awards
Parsec Awards
SAGA Wins Multiple Awards

ENTERTAINMENT

Watch 5Cons by Chris Garcia
Jodorowsky’s Dune (Video Via Kevin J Anderson)
Chuck Wendig Wants To Help You Release Your Inner Outrage
Speaking of Interracial Kisses – Shatner Interviewed Regarding His 5TH(!) Album
Shatner Singing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Amazing Stories NOT Responsible for Consequences if You Listen)
Rudy Rucker on Changing the World
SJG OGRE Miniatures Are Back (Via Fred Kiesche III)
More Shatner:  Watching Miley Cyrus (I’d Rather Date a Klingon)
Latest Tales to Terrify
OMG!  We’ll NEVER See the End of Star Wars Films!
forbiddenfuturesmallsize_zps6dbe5513-11Matt Mitrovich (AH Weekly, Amazing Stories) Makes Latest Story Available
Deconstructing Asimov’s Foundation Series
TangentOnline OTR:  Inner Sanctum

INDUSTRY

KICKSTARTER:  Living Dead Magazine
APEX Magazine’s September Issue
Nightmare Magazine’s September Issue
Afrofuturism Launched
Galaxy’s Edge September
High End Books Are STILL Paper-Based
SFWA Opens MG & YA Group To All Members
Alien Night:  How To Put Together A Film Crew
Pro Se Productions Featured Title
Synthetic Voices Podcast Returns
Start Publishing Looking for Halloween Horror Shorts
Fantastic Books Publishes The Heads of Cerberus

SCIENCE

Magazines Printed While U Wait
Virgin Galactic Views From Space
ROBOHAND Is Coming!
Every Day Science: Writing for the Big Bang Theory
China’s Satellites Are Inscrutable
AC Clarke Narrates Video on Mandelbrot Sets & Fractals
Don’t Read Books – Just Burn Them
Stem Cell Advances
Modular Cell Phone:  Everything Old is New Again

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

http://www.concatenation.org  _Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation
is now up.  For those who do not know of _SF2 Concatenation_
it is a seasonal (spring, summer and autumn) news and reviews
zine that sprang out of a print zine established at the 1987
Eastercon, that year’s British national convention.

This season’s news page includes a round-up of
http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#sfawards SF Awards
some of which have already been covered by SF Awards Watch
but some might have slipped through the net, possibly including

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#delta
Britain’s Delta Awards for amateur/independent SF/F/H short film

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#klim
Denmark’s Niels Klim

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#kurd
Germany’s Kurd Kurd-Laßwitz Preis

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#vogel

New Zealand’s Vogels

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#zagdel
Poland’s Zagdel

and the various associated with

http://www.concatenation.org/news/news9~13.html#aelita
Russia’s Aelita

All best and regards

Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation
http://www.concatenation.org

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Radio Archives

 

September 13, 2013
It’s the 80th Anniversary of G-8, The Spider and Dime Mystery magazines!
Over the next five newsletters, Radio Archives will roll out an uninterrupted steam of exciting products spotlighting the works of pulp superstars Robert J. Hogan, R. T. M. Scott and Norvell W. Page. Here’s Will Murray to tell you more:

“In the Autumn of 1933, Popular Publications took the pulp universe by storm when they released in rapid succession, G-8 and His Battle Aces, The Spider, and the first of the weird menace pulps, Dime Mysterymagazine. For the 80th anniversary of these historic debuts, we’re releasing some of the earliest and most exciting issues of these fabulous titles. You’ll thrill to the continued exploits of G-8, as well as the electrifying debuts of The Spider and Dime Mystery magazine. These thrilling titles come to life in affordable audiobooks, along with companion eBooks. You’ll enjoy them all. I guarantee it.”

“I’m The Comic Weekly Man, the jolly Comic Weekly Man and I’m here to read the funnies to you happy boys and honeys.”
This memorable theme song welcomed its audience to one of the most unique programs of the era of Classic Radio. The concept was simple. The Comic Weekly Man sang his song, then picked up the newspaper, flipped right to the comic strips, and read them aloud to millions of listeners, replete with different voices, music, and sound effects.
Airing on Mutual beginning in 1947, The Comic Weekly Man combined two pastimes important to American families, Radio and Comic strips. Reading from Puck: The Comic Weekly found in the papers owned by William Randolph Hearst, The Comic Weekly Manbrought comic strip favorites – from Flash Gordon to Beetle Bailey, from Prince Valiant to Snuffy Smith – to life in a way most strips had never been heard.
One amazing aspect of this program is just how many voices were heard each week. The Comic Weekly Man, voiced by veteran radio actor Lon Clark, voiced all the male parts while Little Miss Honey, a young girl, assisted with the female roles. A whole cast of comic strip heroes and villains performed by two actors.
Fully restored, the sparkling audio quality of this collection features 20 episodes of comic strips turned radio adventures. Listen as the comic strips of your childhood joke, fight, and tickle their way to your ears with the The Comic Weekly Man, Volume 2. 10 hours $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99 Download.
Listen to Lon Clark discussing The Comic Weekly Man from a 1994 FOTR panel discussion.
New Radio Digital Downloads now Available
For fourteen years, Radio Archives has been known for the amazing audio quality of our classic radio audio CD collections and it’s no wonder. We insist upon finding the absolute best quality masters, then carefully restoring them so that they retain all of the audio luster of the original recordings with none of the crackle, pops, hiss, or muffling so often heard in radio shows from other sources.
So, when we decided to start offering digital downloads of these same collections, two years ago, we knew that you’d accept nothing but the absolute best quality.
If you enjoy audio entertainment on your computer, your cell phone, or a portable device, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve just added another sizable batch of digital downloads. Included are such long-time customer favorites as Suspense, The Best of the Big Bands, Boston Blackie, Archive Masters, Mystery is My Hobby, Night Watch, and Crime Club!
Digital downloads from RadioArchives.com give you the best of everything. Top quality shows in sparkling audio fidelity, available to you for instant delivery around the clock and, with digital downloads, you’ll pay no postage or delivery charges! Whether you live in Beijing, Basingstoke, or Bakersfield, just place your order and, within minutes, you’ll be enjoying some great entertainment.
We have 240 radio collections and we are very pleased to announce that the final 4 radio collections are available for the first time today as digital downloads. Great shows, great sound, and great prices, too!
Special 50% discount Offer
Enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend!
That’s Boston Blackie, safecracker turned crime fighter and a long-running favorite with fans of straight-ahead detective fiction in a wide range of media. Beginning inauspiciously in a 1919 short story by author Jack Boyle, Blackie progressed from the printed page into silent films, then into talkies, and finally, in the 1940s, into radio.
The actor who would ultimately be radio’s Blackie for the greatest length of time seemed, initially, to be a rather odd choice for the part: Broadway leading man and sometime soap opera actor Richard Kollmar, best known to radio fans along the Eastern seaboard as the urbane Dick of WOR’s “Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick,” a morning show which also featured his wife, newspaper columnist Dorothy Kilgallen. In 1938, In 1944, he was contracted to star in a series of 220 syndicated episodes of “Boston Blackie,” produced at station WOR in New York City and distributed by the Frederic W. Ziv Company of Cincinnati.
There’s no tormented noir drama here, no deep layers of introspection, just good old-fashioned crime solving fun. And you can enjoy the clean, crisp sound of these newly restored episodes in this second collection from Radio Archives – ten more hours of great sounding light-hearted detective action and adventure. Included are the first two shows from the 1944 summer series starring Chester Morris, as broadcast over NBC, and the remaining shows feature Dick Kollmar in the leading role. 10 hours. Regular Price $29.98 – Specially priced until September 26 for $14.99 Audio CDs / $7.49 Download.
80th Anniversary of G-8 and His Battle Aces
Will Murray’s Pulp Classics #32
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
Out of war-torn skies soars…G-8 and His Battles Aces! The greatest combat pilot of the War to End All Wars, G-8’s true name was stricken from all official records. Flying a supercharged warplane, backed by his wild wingmen, Bull Martin and Nippy Weston, G-8 fought the most horrific foes the Kaiser could throw at him. The creation of writer Robert J. Hogan, G-8 and His Battles Aces appeared in the magazine of that same name for over a decade.
Eighty years ago in the summer of 1933, Popular Publications President Harry Steeger and his executive editor, Rogers Terrill, decided to enter the new field of pulp magazines built around a single hero. They enlisted popular aviation fictioneer Robert J. Hogan to help conceive G-8 and his Battle Aces, which debuted late in August.
Steeger recalled, “I can remember that Bob Hogan and I picked “G-8” because G-8 was the hero of his first novel and I added “Battle Aces” so that people would know what type of magazine it was and also because Battle Aces had been a very successful book.”
G-8 was born in the front seat of a car crawling through the Holland Tunnel. His father was Robert Jasper Hogan, who had made quite a name for himself as a prolific pulp writer specializing in aviation fiction during the glamorous era of aircraft now styled Between the Wars. Among practitioners of that now-lost art, this school of writing was styled Yammering Guns, after the sound of contending synchronized cockpit-mounted machine guns in furious action.
Steeger and Hogan hashed out an idea. It was part Eddie Rickenbacker and part What Price Glory?—which was a popular Maxwell Anderson stage play turned into a motion picture. Price stressed the horrors of war as counterpoint to the sentimental comradeship of the Allies in the trenches. Only in this case, by horror, Popular Publications meant something far more horrific than mustard-gas trench warfare atrocities.
For, envisioning the expected strain on the writer’s imagination a monthly novel would enact, Steeger and Hogan agreed that the new series would soon grow stale of they didn’t spice it up with elements of the fantastic. This recipe ranged from merely super-scientific death rays to unabashedly supernatural manifestations. Nothing was taboo in G-8. Hogan was a pioneer of over-the-top plotting generations before the term was invented.
Driving home to New Jersey from Manhattan, Hogan passed through the Holland Tunnel. While in traffic, he worked out the details of G-8’s first wild adventure. He named his hero after a Colorado ranch where Hogan worked one summer. G-8 never had another name. His wingmen, Bull Martin and Nippy Weston, were modeled on a pair of real-life flyboys named Bull Nevin and Nippy Westover.
The premier G-8 tale, which appeared in the October, 1933 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces, exemplified the outrageous approach Steeger and Hogan envisioned for the series. Hogan called it The Bat Staffel. Therein he introduced a twisted German genius who would bedevil his new hero the length and breadth of the series—some eleven tortured years. This first time out, the Kaiser’s maddest mad scientist, Herr Doktor Kreuger, unleashed monster bats as big as bi-planes on Allied Sopwith Camels and Spads. It made for fearsome reading.
Before it was all over, G-8 battled weird menaces ranging from Martians to Zombies, with assorted undead minions of the Kaiser sandwiched in between. If Hogan couldn’t concoct a fresh beast-man, why, a clutch of cave men or freshly-defrosted Viking berserkers would keep readers riveted. Recurring foes came and went. G-8 finally vanquished Herr Doktor Krueger late in the series. Or did he? Maybe they renewed their feud for World War II. If so, Hogan failed to record those encounters. No doubt they would have captivated ever-loyal fans of the one and only Flying Spy.
For our second G-8 release, and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the magazine’s founding, we’ve selected one of the wildest and weirdest novels in the series’ long run. The Death Monsters is taken from the pages of the March, 1935 issue of G-8 and his Battle Aces. In this nightmare story, Herr Doktor Kreuger, frustrated at being thwarted by the Master Spy time and again, deploys his most diabolical creations yet––the Ulp. What are they? Let’s just say that Kreuger may have gotten his inspiration from reading the works of H. P. Lovecraft….
This stupendous audiobook is brought to life by Nick Santa Maria, with Roy Worley and Milton Bagby reading the exciting short stories, “Too Old to Fight!” and “The Wolf Ace,” also by Robert J. Hogan. Prepare to follow a sky-trail of terror with G-8 and his unflappable wingmen… 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.
RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries audiobook for FREE.
If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.
Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code AUDIOBOOK.
“Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page’s bizarre novelette, “When the Death-Bat Flies,” and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!”
Happy listening,
Will Murray
80th Anniversary of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Dime Mystery Magazine
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!
How could even the inimitable Richard Wentworth, with all the brilliant devices of the Spider at his command, hope to vanquish the Brand?… For the Brand seems invulnerable behind the protection of a new and hideous weapon and Dick’s valiant efforts are hampered by a super-detective, whose only job is to destroy the Spider! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
Only a fiendishly brilliant scientist like Herr Doktor Krueger could create these monsters. Only men who laughed at death could dare defy their poison coils. The things marched along the Front, nightmare creatures whose tentacles crushed any planes that came within their reach. What were they? How could G-8 and his sky buddies fight them — destroy them before they threatened the entire world with destruction? G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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 collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by G T Fleming-Roberts and H M Appel, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99, Save $1.00. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.
Marie Delabart’s beauty was a thing not of this earth. Yet Ray Graham fought hopelessly for her against forces no man has ever conquered! 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.
It was a soul that had no body; a voice that had no sound, that cried its eternal agony in the little room where so recently Death had come for the old man and the young lovers… 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 modern New York, the Medieval Inquisition lived again! 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.
It was the war that left my face scarred and fearful to look upon — but it was something else that turned me into a ravishing beast, filed with the lust for murder… 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.
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 eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, now available at:
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Receive an exciting original Spider adventure FREE! Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers.
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps, this is a perfect chance to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp’s most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page’s stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.
Even today Page’s scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you get a copy of this classic.
See what the Total Pulp Experience is for yourself. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Send an eMail to  and start reading your FREE copy of the Spider #11 within seconds! Experience The Best Pulps the Past has to offer in the most modern way possible!
80th Anniversary of The Spider
One of the top crime-fighters from the golden age of pulp fiction, The Spider returns in two thrill-packed adventures written by Norvell Page and Wayne Rogers under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge. First, in “The Devil’s Candlesticks” (1938), a mystic murder spell has fallen over Manhattan, transforming America’s moneyed aristocracy into ruthless fiends and criminals. New York’s First Families, no longer the sturdy pillars of society, have been launched upon a career of slayings and thievery that exceeds that of the Underworld. Against this high-hatted holocaust, the law is powerless to act. Only Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, can fight for his betrayed civilization, battling a Hindu horror league that has turned America’s most wealthy citizens into lawless butchers! Then, in “Revolt of the Underworld” (1942), America’s most ruthless criminals have declared war on the Spider. Organized by the Fox, this tireless and devious band have succeeded in framing Richard Wentworth for the apparent murder of Nita Van Sloan while also making the government suspect him of being an enemy agent. With so many against him, can the Spider successfully clear his name while also searching for the whereabouts of his beloved fiancée? These two exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading and feature both of the original full color covers as well as interior illustrations that accompany each story. On sale for $12.95, save $2.00
The Knight of Darkness battles foreign threats to America in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, with his alter ego compromised, The Shadow rises from the deep Pacific to confront Japanese agents and retrieve the U.S. Navy’s prototype Z-boat, a submersible “Death Ship” that could tip the balance in the future war. Then, at the height of World War II, The Shadow and distaff aide Myra Reldon combat the treacherous plots of “The Black Dragon” and his sinister secret society. BONUS: “The Man with The Shadow’s Face!” This instant collector’s item reprints Graves Gladney’s and Modest Stein’s first Shadow covers in color plus the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by Will Murray. $14.95.
The Pulp Era’s greatest superman returns in two action-packed pulp novels by Harold Davis and Lester Dent writing as “Kenneth Robeson.” First, a series of corpses bearing the bloody sign of “The Crimson Serpent” sets Doc Savage on a trail to an ancient castle, modern-day conquistadors and the Fountain of Youth! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to South America to investigate the bizarre mystery of “The Exploding Lake” vaporized in a nuclear inferno. This double-novel collector’s special leads off with a thrill-packed color cover by Emery Clarke, and features Paul Orban’s original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a biographical profile of Golden Age Doc Savage Comics artist Elmer Stoner. $14.95.
80th Anniversary of The Spider
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. $35.00.
by Will Murray
The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory. But, now, they live again––to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of American Imagination.
They’re all here!
*The Popular hacks!
*The Spicy bestsellers!
*The Thrilling myths!
Those amazing million-words-a-year men!
True Westerners born on the Range!
Broadway cowboys never West of Hoboken!
Join Max Brand, Luke Short, Johnston McCulley, Ernest Haycox, Walt Coburn, Frank Gruber, Ryerson Johnson, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers!
And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors Frank Blackwell, Rogers Terrill, Leo Margulies, Robert Lowndes & Fanny Ellsworth!
Together, in their own words, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West!
*Blazing action! Savage characterization! Real emotion!
Ride with the Old West’s top gunhands, greatest pulpsmiths & legendary brands. From Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick & Hopalong Cassidy to Gunsmoke & Louis L’Amour, this is their saga.
Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West! 469 pages, approx. 6″x9″ $29.98

By John Olsen

Malmordo was originally published in the July 1946 issue of “The Shadow Magazine.” A sinister figure that haunts the sewers of New York, that is Malmordo. A crime figure of international repute has brought his hoards of ratlike minions to America to begin a new wave of crime. Thus, The Shadow will pursue the world’s most desperate criminal.This story stands out among the other 1946 pulp mysteries of The Shadow. This and an earlier story, “Crime Out of Mind,” stand as the top two Shadow stories of the year. Of course, 1946 wasn’t known as a strong year for Shadow tales, so perhaps bestowing that title upon this story isn’t all that much of an honor. Of the weaker tales for that year, there were “The Banshee Murders” in which no murders took place, “Crime Over Casco” in which The Shadow casually reveals his most closely guarded secret to near-strangers, and “The Curse of Thoth” which showed definite traces of heavy-handed editing.

Things really went downhill in August of 1946, when long-time author Walter Gibson left the magazine series and Bruce Elliott took over the writing tasks for the next two years. The following month after “Malmordo” brought readers “The Blackest Mail,” a Shadow story which Bruce Elliott butchered so badly that I can still barely consider reading it again. Yes, 1946 was not a good year for The Shadow. But “Malmordo” made things a bit brighter for the year as a whole.The story opens on a fog-covered pier along the North River. A banana boat, the Steamship Santander, lies at anchor. A gypsy named Panjo is seeking birds that have been smuggled in on the Santander. Parrots, macaws and similar birds are regularly being smuggled from South America into New York Harbor. But this time, there are no birds. The birds are all dead; killed by huge rats. Why does Panjo seek exotic birds? That’s just one of the many things that is revealed later in the story.

Inspector Joe Cardona is also down at the pier; he patrols the docks looking for stowaways that have been slipping into port. Little does he realize that this simple old hulk carries not only stowaways who are sneaking into the country from Europe, via South America, but it also contains other bizarre passengers, as well. There are the huge rats that are bigger than the cats…

Click here to read the rest of John Olsen’s indepth Shadow Review
Double Novel reprint $12.95

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We are happy to announce the release of The Only Game in the GalaxyOrder it now or from your local bookseller.

The Only Game in the Galaxy by Paul Collins

In a galaxy of cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and a million agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order. Maximus Black is RIM’s star cadet. But he has a problem. One of RIM’s best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there’s a mole in the organisation. And Maximus has a lot to hide.

Also in this series: Mole Hunt and Dyson’s Drop

ISBN: 9781925000061
Publication date: September 2013
Extent: 333 pages
Format: B format paperback
Price: AUD $19.95
Category: Science fiction (space opera)
Age guide: 12+

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PaulCollins

About the Author

Together with Michael Pryor, Paul is the co-editor of the highly successful fantasy series, The Quentaris Chronicles; he has also contributed seven titles to the series as an author. Paul’s other works include The Jelindel Chronicles,The Earthborn Wars trilogy and The World of Grrym trilogy written in collaboration with Danny Willis. Paul has been the recipient of several awards, notably the inaugural Peter McNamara, the A Bertram Chandler, the Aurealis, and the William Atheling. He has been short-listed for many others, including the Speech Pathology Australia and Ditmar awards. Paul has worked as a pub bouncer, served time in the commandos, has a black belt in both tae kwon do and ju jitsu, was a kickboxer, and trained with the Los Angeles Hell Drivers.

Key selling points:

  • Multiple award-winning Australian YA author.
  • Third book in a trilogy
  • Aimed at boys from 12+.
  • Strong male and female characters
  • Merchandise offered: bookmarks
  • Author touring schools and conferences
  • Book #1 received fantastic reviews. Fran Knight in Magpies said: “A quirky turn of phrase, combined with a large dose of humour will attract readers who like something extra with their SF”
  • Meredith Tate in Bookseller & Publisher had this to say: “Bitingly clever and imaginative, it’s like a cross between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Total Recall and Dexter”
  • Fran Atkinson chose Mole Hunt as Pick of the Week in The Sunday Age: “Don’t bother trying to acclimatise. There’s no meandering here, just a full throttle shove that leaves the reader in the calculating hands of 18-year-old Maximus Black, who comes from a long line of madmen, murderers and megalomaniacs”.

Out now: Gamers’ Rebellion

Gamers’ Rebellion by George Ivanoff

Tark and Zyra finally make it out into the real world … but things are not quite what they expected. When Zyra is captured by the Designers, Tark finds himself among a group of teenage rebels. It seems like everyone has an agenda, and Tark and Zyra are to be the pawns in other people’s power games. They soon discover the sinister uses to which the game is being put and the shocking way it is all operated— with dozens of kidnapped children wired directly into the mainframe, their brains keeping the whole thing going. Will Tark and Zyra be able to free these children? Will they be able to save the characters within the game from the people who created them? Will they even be able to remain in the real world? Or will the Designers’ plans for world domination win out?

Also in this series: Gamers’ Quest and Gamers’ Challenge

ISBN: 978-1-921665-97-4
Publication date: June 2013
Extent: 246 pages
Format: Portrait
Price: AUD $16.95
Format: B format paperback
Age guide: 11+

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 GeorgeIvanoff
About the AuthorGeorge Ivanoff is an author and stay-at-home dad residing in Melbourne. He has written over 30 books for children and teenagers, two of which are on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist. George has also written for numerous magazines and anthologies, including Trust Me!and Doctor Who, Short Trips: Defining Patterns.

Key selling points:

  • George Ivanoff is willing to promote his work
  • Third title in the Gamers trilogy
  • Strong male and female characters
  • Set in a game environment. Perfect for reluctant readers
  • Experienced author who has written over 30 books for children and teenagers
  • A combination of popular genres — science fiction and fantasy

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SEPTEMBER • 11TH • 2013

Halloween ContestReaders have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness and the supernatural…what is your story?Writers must submit a 250 word short horror story to . Upon email submission, we ask that writers tweet @startpublishing confirming his/her submission. Start Publishing will randomly select five stories for Michael J. Martinez author of Daedalus Incident to choose one winner. Martinez is going to critique the winner’s horror story and give special writing tips.The winner’s horror story will be featured on the Start Publishing blog and the November issue newsletter. Winner will also be able to select one FREE eBook from the Start Publishing/Night Shade Books catalog.The winner will be announced on Start Publishing’s Twitter and Facebook pages on October 31st. Stay tuned!Deadline for all submissions: October 21, 2013Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

By Laird BarronBest Horror of the Year Vol 5
By Ellen DatlowReanimators
By Peter RawlikZero Point
By Neal AsherDaedalus Incident
By Michael J. Martinez Martha WellsQ. What’s on your Netflix queue?
A. I don’t have a queue, but I’ve been mainly working my way through their collection of TV mysteries, new and old. Luther is one of my big favorites, along with Inspector Lewis, Vera, Amber, Psych, and I’m waiting for them to get the first season of Elementary so I can watch it againQ. What’s your all time favorite book?
A. Gaudy Night, by Dorothy SayersQ. What was the last eBook you bought?
A. It was Kate Elliott’s Cold Magic, which I bought as a birthday gift for a friend. (I’ve already read the whole trilogy.)Q. What is your most valuable writing tip to aspiring writers?
A. Everyone works differently, everyones creativity is different. Don’t worry if things that everyone else seems to do don’t work for you; everyone’s writing brain is different.Q. What are you up to now?
A.I have a Star Wars novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge coming out on September 24, and a YA fantasy, Emilie and the Sky World coming out next year, but right now I’m catching up on short stories that I need to write and trying to figure out what novel I want to write next.Words from JarredI want to thank you all personally for helping to make this transition as smooth as possible, it has been a bumpy ride for all of us. Throughout this short journey, I have spoken with many authors, agents and other freelancers. Thank you for both your positive feedback and your criticism.With that being said, I am very pleased with the turnaround thus far. Our new eBooks that have come out under Start Publishing’s management have done very well in the marketplace. We continue to actively acquire new content, as well as establish new marketing techniques for our strong backlist. Night Shade Books is in a very healthy state.This quarter we have released Neal Asher’s much anticipated Zero Point, the second book in his The Owner trilogy, Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of The Year Volume 5 (one of Night Shade’s strongest titles, year after year), and the critically acclaimed book The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron. We also launched two debut novels, Michael J. Martinez’s Daedalus Incident and Pete Rawlik’s Reanimators.Additionally, our team is working hard on the marketing and sales front. We have a plan for each and every title we release, and I have a great team who is actively executing these plans. Start Publishing will continue to publish great books; we welcome all of your feedback! Once again, we thank you for your support!Jarred G. Weisfeld
President of Start Publishing

Start Publishing
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New York, NY 10014
Phone:212-431-5454

www.start-media.com

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eFanzinesNew issues at eFanzines, and Nova Award announcement

Mon Sep 9, 2013 8:31 am (PDT) . Posted by:

Added today at http://efanzines.com are:

John Purcell’s Askance #29

Issues 53-56 of Garry P Dalrymple’s Transcendental Basenji Sermons and
Enlightenment

The September issue of John Thiel’s Surprising Stories is now on line at
his site.

For readers in the British Isles, Steve Green sends this notice:

Voting has opened for this year’s Nova Awards, honouring achievement in
British and Irish fanzines?

Any sf fan resident in the UK or Eire can vote, provided they’ve read at
least six eligible fanzines. They can vote via an online form, and
there’s a list of known eligible issues at the Novacon website (most of
which are available to read at eFanzines, of course).

http://www.novacon.org.uk/nova_award_ballot.php

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept 10 2013

CAN-CON 2013 announces Brendan Myers as Special Musical Guest

CAN-CON 2013, The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, welcomes Dr Brendan Myers as Special Musical Guest. CAN-CON will be held on October 4 to 6, 2013 at the Minto Suites Hotel, 185 Lyon Street North, Ottawa. This year CAN-CON hosts the Aurora awards. http://www.can-con.org/

Dr. Brendan Myers is a singer/songwriter of folkish, myth-telling, and silly songs. His performances of his own work and covers have been enjoyed in North America and Europe at pubs, festivals, conventions, parties and camp fires. Brendan’s “The Island,” a CD recording of some of his songs over the last twenty years, has sold-out, and he is in the process of joining SOCAN and making it available for download. When not serenading, Brendan can be found either at CEGEP Heritage College where he is a professor of philosophy and humanities, or writing and promoting his non-fiction and self-published fiction books.

http://www.brendanmyers.net/

CAN-CON is Ottawa’s premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy gathering celebrating the written word. This yearly event brings together readers, writers, scientists, publishing professionals for panel discussions, workshops, presentations, readings, book launches, networking opportunities and to have fun. CAN-CON is a function of The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature.

The Aurora Awards are presented annually by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. The award categories include literary works, art work, fan activities, and are given out at gala awards banquet.

Please see http://www.can-con.org/ for more details.

Please contact  with any questions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept 9 2013

CAN-CON 2013 announces Peter Watson and Jeffrey M. Manthorpe as Special Guests

CAN-CON 2013, The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, welcomes scientists Peter Watson and Dr Jeffrey M. Manthorpe as Special Guests. CAN-CON will be held on October 4 to 6, 2013 at the Minto Suites Hotel, 185 Lyon Street North, Ottawa. This year CAN-CON hosts the Aurora awards. http://www.can-con.org/

Peter Watson is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Carleton University with an extensive teaching and research record. Just some of his research includes quark modules, muonic atoms, higgs phenomenology, broken colour models, nuclear matter, neutrino phenomenology, ultra-cold neutrons, gamma-ray bursts and pulsars. He is an experienced public educator.

Jeffrey M. Manthorpe is an Assistant Professor of Synthetic Organ Chemistry at Carleton University. His research focused on the development of new asymmetric methodology and applications to biology relevant molecules, both natural and unnatural. When not in the lab he enjoys spending time with his Newfoundland dogs, cycling, rock climbing, playing hockey and listening to music. He enjoys public education and sharing science.

CAN-CON is Ottawa’s premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy gathering celebrating the written word. This annual event brings together readers, writers, scientists, publishing professionals for panel discussions, workshops, presentations, readings, book launches, networking opportunities and to have fun. CAN-CON is a function of The Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature.

The Aurora Awards are presented annually by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. The award categories include literary works, art work, fan activities and are given out at gala awards banquet.

Please see http://www.can-con.org/ for more details.

Contact  for more information.

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint is proud to announce that author Ken Liu’s short story, “Mono no Aware,” collected in the anthology THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE, has won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Short Story! Haikasoru is first imprint in the U.S. dedicated to offering some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation for English-speaking audiences. 
THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE, edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington, is an anthology collecting science fiction from, as well as about, Japan from some of the world’s best genre writers. “Mono no Aware” tells the tale of the last Japanese survivor aboard an American space habitat after an asteroid has destroyed the earth, and this is the 2nd story for which Ken Liu has won a Hugo Award. 
“I’m very, very grateful to the voters who have conferred this honor on me,” says author Ken Liu. “I wrote ‘Mono no aware’ because I loved the characters and the ideas that motivated them, and I’m glad to see these resonated with readers.”
“We are thrilled Ken Liu’s story, Mono no Aware, won the Hugo Award,” says Masumi Washington, Haikasoru Editor-in-Chief. “Succinctly illustrating the Japanese concept of mono no aware through the eyes of Hiroto, a man who was just a child when the world ended, the story is a wonderful introduction to this talented author. We invite readers to explore it along with a dozen other fantastic science fiction, fantasy and cyberpunk tales that are contained in THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE.”
The press release is attached for the full details! Cover artwork is also attached – please use the following copyright around the image if used:
THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE © 2012 VIZ Media
Please let me know if you have any questions, or would like to receive a review copy of THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE! Thanks!
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Calgary, AB, September 6, 2013 (immediate release)

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing has announced that submissions are open for Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling With Gods, edited by Liana K and Jerome Stueart.

For this new Tesseracts volume, the editors are seeking original short stories and poems which are “as diverse a representation of both real-world religions and faiths of fictional cultures as possible. Stories should not be looking to pass historical or cultural judgment, instead they should feature character-driven plots that include faith, doubt, miracles, spiritual journeys, and diversity of opinion within a faith.”

The Tesseracts anthology series is Canada’s longest running anthology. It was first edited by the late Judith Merril in 1985, and has published more than 500 original Canadian speculative fiction (Science fiction, fantasy and horror) stories and poems.

Some of Canada’s best known writers have been published within the pages of these volumes – including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few).

Submissions should be emailed to tesseracts18@edgewebsite.com

For more information:

Submission details: www.edgewebsite.com/books/tess18/t18-catalog.html
Or find details posted on the Tessracts Eighteen blog: http://tesseracts18.com

Release date:

Tesseracts Eighteen: Wrestling With Gods will be released in September 2014 in paperback and eBook formats.

About The Editors:

Liana K:
Liana K is an award-winning TV producer & writer who has also stepped in front of the camera as the co-host of the legendary late night show Ed & Red’s Night Party, the Canadian Comedy Award-winning this Movie Sucks!, and Ed the Sock’s I Hate Hollywood!  An episode of I Hate Hollywood was lauded by mental health workers for de-stigmatizing mental illness.  Another early episode was well-received for its look at religion in Hollywood.

Liana also provides commentary, reviews and video interviews for video game site gamingexcellence.com.  She is co-columnist of 411 Mania’s “The 8 Ball”, and host/writer of Liana K’s Geek Download, heard weekly on the internationally syndicated radio program Canada’s Top 20.  She has edited and contributed writing to a comic book mini-series: Ed and Red’s Comic Strip.
She has hosted and produced the Prix Aurora Awards ceremony three times.  She is founder and chair of the Futurecon organization, which uses Science-Fiction and Fantasy elements to reduce various types of stigma and raise money for various charities.
Her stranger achievements include: modeling for videogames, having her superhero toy & art collection featured on TV’s Space channel, researching and presenting a paper on Mormon Cosmology in the Twilight Saga, and having a DC Comics character named after her. Liana is an avid cosplayer and her costume work made her the face of Western cosplay on Wikipedia.

Jerome Stueart
Jerome Stueart makes his home in the Yukon Territory. Hailing from Missouri and West Texas, Jerome came up to the Yukon to work on northern science fiction. He fell hard for the place.  Stueart is a graduate of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop in San Diego (2007) and of the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (2013).  He has been published in Fantasy, Geist, Joyland, Geez, Strange Horizons, Ice-Floe, Redivider, On Spec, Tesseracts Nine, Tesseracts Eleven, Tesseracts Fourteen and Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead.  He earned honourable mentions for both the Fountain Award and Year’s Best Science Fiction 2006. He co-edited Inhuman. As a cartoonist he was featured in the Yukon News, and as a journalist he wrote for Yukon, North of Ordinary, Air North’s in-flight magazine.  He’s worked as a janitor, a trolley conductor, an embedded reporter in a remote northern research station, a Religious Education director, and a marketing director.  He wrote five radio series for CBC, and one of them, Leaving America, was heard around the world on Radio Canada International.  Jerome has taught creative writing for 20 years, and taught an afterschool course in fantasy and science fiction writing for teens for three years.  He teaches a workshop he designed called Writing Faith in churches across Canada and the US.

Contact Information:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Brian Hades
403-254-0160

Contact:
publisher@hadespublications.com
www.edgewebsite.com

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