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There was a time in the 1990s that Brian Lumley was one of the big names in horror fiction. Lumley was someone I read in Lin Carter edited anthologies in the early 80s. Tor published the first Necroscope book in the U.S. in late 1988. A steady number of paperbacks in the series followed through […]

The Shadow cleans up Chicago in Gangdom’s Doom, the fifth Shadow novella. Inspired by the April 1931 Chicago election, The Shadow takes on the crime empire of Nick Savoli, a thinly disguised stand-in for Al Capone. Gangland Chicago was a breeding ground for pulp stories, from Amusement, Inc. to Black Mask and a host of hero and detective […]

Ring in the new year with an action-packed collection of new releases featuring cloak and dagger espionage, assault mecha, giant robots, and renegade starships. Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming (Combat Frame XSeed #3) – Brian Niemeier It’s not over. Genius or madman? Monster or Savior? Arthur Wake is missing in action. His fragile […]

The various crews at Arkhaven, Dark Legion, Castalia House, Infogalactic, SocialGalactic, and Unauthorized wish you a very Merry Christmas indeed.

The third bio-bibliography book in this series is Talbot Mundy: Messenger of Destiny compiled by Donald M. Grant. Talbot Mundy is one of the great writers for Adventure magazine in the 1910s and 20s. He had the Jimgrim series, about a British agent in India ferreting out skullduggery. Tros of Samothrace was a series in […]

It’s been four years since the Confederation and her allies stopped the advance of the Highborn invasion. Now, with sacrifices back home blunting enthusiasm for a much needed defense, Admiral Tyler Barron is compelled to take the fight to the Highborn before they launch a renewed offensive. However, the attack will certainly be a trap, […]

Vengeful warriors, demon-slaying androids, refugee gamers, and a legendary frog hero fill this week’s collection of fantasy new releases. Deadline (Afterlife Online #4) – Domino Finn Black knights. Dastardly pirates. Bloodthirsty rebels. And those are the good guys. War is coming to the Midlands. Like a kettle ready to bubble over, cities teeter at the […]

Merry Christmas! What better way to spend this joyous season than by curling up beside the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and…a dark horror novel?  Stick with me here. Maybe December makes for the perfect season for a horror novel. Now, when the nights are longest and the weather coldest and nature has […]

Outside of the horrendous and tragic Kyoto Animation fire, this was an amazing year for anime. The fire is a terrible loss to the community; there is no softening that blow. But as far as the quality of the shows that came out – WOW! This is going to be a pretty long post, because […]

Another favorite bio-bibliography is Donald Sidney-Fryer’s Emperor of Dream: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography. This book came out in 1978 from Donald M. Grant Books. Contents Introduction Acknowledgements Principal Facts of Biography Collections Clark Ashton Smith – In Memory of a Great Friendship by Eric Barker Poems

Most familiar as his pen name Max Brand, the poet and incredibly successful pulp writer Frederick Schiller Faust is best known for his Westerns and creating the character of Dr. Kildare. However, Faust also wrote for Argosy, filling its pages with tales of 1600s’ fencers, swashbucklers, and swordsmen. In Clovelly, he brings knowledge of the sword […]

Galactic cults, impossible missions, first encounters, and robot rescuers fill this week’s collection of science fiction’s newest releases. Black Labyrinth (Ruins of the Galaxy #5) – J. N. Chaney A ship no one escapes from. A mission too impossible to execute. Rocked by the death of a critical team member and haunted by the sudden […]