CAPTAIN FUTURE - Lost Apollo
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by Ron Fortier
5d ago
  CAPTAIN FUTURE Lost Apollo By Allen Steele Amazing Selects 160 pgs   For the past few years, award winning sci-fi writer, Allen Steele, has entertained lots of us diehard space-opera fans with his new exploits of the classic pulp hero, Captain Future. His last, “The Horror at Jupiter,” seemed to be the series finale what with its resolution of the conflict between Captain Future and his archenemy, the Magician of Mars, Ul Quorn. A fitting and exciting climax indeed but one that still left us readers saddened. Obviously not for long, as this review blatantly indicates.   ..read more
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THE ROCKETEER - Jet-Pack Adventures
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by Ron Fortier
1w ago
  THE ROCKETEER Jet-Pack Adventures Editors Jeff Conners & Tom Waltz IDW Publishing Company 409 pgs   As a comic publisher, IDW was fortunate to land the rights to the late Dave Stevens’ great retro hero, the Rocketeer. In the past ten years they’ve done some truly wonderful mini-series by various creators; all who loved and respected Stevens’ work. Then years ago they took a major plunge by assembling a prose anthology entitled, “The Rocketeer – Jet-Pack Adventures.”   The book features ten truly fun stories starting with “The Red, White, and Grey,” by Yvonne Navarro ..read more
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THE REMBRANDT STRATEGEM
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by Ron Fortier
3w ago
  THE REMBRANDT STRATAGEM From the Case Files of Bishop Kincaid Kellie Austin Atomic Press 278 ps   When readers ask us our definition of “pulp,” we give this answer. Any fast paced, action adventure story, regardless of genres, having exotic locales, a larger than life hero and a truly heartless dastardly villain. That pretty sums it all up. Which is why we are over the top impressed with writer Kellie Austin’s first pulp novel; it has every single one of these elements.    Whereas they are all mixed together in a crazy goulash that definitely requires an index to kn ..read more
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IRON STAR
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by Ron Fortier
3w ago
  IRON STAR By Loren D. Estleman Forge Books 238 pgs   Rising western film star, Buck Jones, has convinced Boston financier Joseph Kennedy to bankroll a movie he wishes to produce and star in. The story Jones wants to tell is the last outlaw manhunt led by the legendary U.S. Marshal Irons St. John and his posse after the notorious Buckner Gang. To get the events accurate, he seeks out one of the last surviving members of that posse, retired Pinkerton agent, Emmet Rawlings; a solitary old man with only his memories to sustain him.   That’s the basic plot of Loren D. Estlema ..read more
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UNION
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by Ron Fortier
1M ago
  UNION By Van Allen Plexico White Rocket Books 264 pgs   The earth has been invaded by a confederation of alien warmongers. They maintain control of the remnants of humanity via an army of robots called Kratons. Then one day a human slave worker named Jack Gael discovers a silver belt buried deep in the ground. Upon wrapping it around his waist, he is instantly encased in an impenetrable force field. A field he can mentally command to do his bidding. That includes destroying Kratons and anything else thrown at him. Within days, Gael becomes a hero in the alien sponsored arena comba ..read more
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MEN'S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY # 10
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by Ron Fortier
1M ago
  MEN’S ADVENTURE Quarterly Issue # 10 The Vietnam Issue Edited by Robert Deis & Bill Cunningham Subtropic Productions, LLC. 167 pgs   When this issue arrived in the mail, we found our thoughts traveling back in time. This July, 2024, will mark 56 years since this reviewer came home from Vietnam as a U.S. Army soldier. We were twenty-one at the time. Honestly, it seems like it was another person who experienced those twelve months that war-torn foreign land.   Since returning, we’ve never read a single book about Vietnam; fiction or non. It just wasn’t something we wan ..read more
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THE CASE OF THE JILTED JULIET
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by Ron Fortier
1M ago
  THE CASE OF THE JILTED JULIET A North Hollywood Detective Myster Club By Mike Mains Mystery Adventure Detective Books 204 pgs   This is one of a series of young adult books featuring Jeffrey Jones and his pal, Pablo Gomez as high school students who solve mysteries. In this book, they learn of a thirty year tragedy that occurred during the performance of Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet by the school drama club. Supposedly the young lady playing Juliet had committed suicide after having been jilted by her boyfriend. It is claimed that her ghost is said to haunt the school every so of ..read more
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LEVON'S RANGE
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by Ron Fortier
2M ago
  LEVON’S RANGE A Vigilante Justice Thriller # 11 By Chuck Dixon Rough Edge Press 183 pgs   Chuck Dixon’s eleventh Levon Cade book picks up a few months after the climax of his last. Cade has moved his family to Idaho and bought himself a mid-size ranch where he hopes to raise horses with his daughters, Uncle Fern and tag-along vet pal, Wes. All seems to be going fine, their Holman alias working well enough until one morning when they awaken to discover their five horses have been stolen. With the aid of a recently hired cowboy named Ray, Cade goes into the surrounding high country ..read more
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BONSAI
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by Ron Fortier
2M ago
  BONSAI By Sandy Nicolson Available @ Amazon 294 pgs   It’s the mid-1970s and on the outskirts of Salinas, California, sets an old gas station that long ago ran out of gas. Owned and operated by a South Korean immigrant known as Bonsai, the place remains open due Bonsai’s skills as a mechanic. He can pretty much fix any broken down engine built before the 90s and not attached to some kind of computer. The station also runs a small convenience store with the usual assortment of dry goods and soda for the luckless driver who wanders off the interstate in the middle of the night. The ..read more
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INTO THE NIGHT
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by Ron Fortier
2M ago
  INTO THE NIGHT By Cornell Woolrich & Lawrence Block Hard Case Crime 240 pgs.   Madeline is an introspective young woman caught in the depths of depression. Toying with a loaded revolver, she contemplates taking her life. Then, when setting the gun down on a desk causes it to fire accidentally, the bullet goes out the window and hits an innocent bystander. In shock, Madeline rushes to the fallen body of the young woman she has shot and cradles her tenderly as she dies.   Fleeing the scene before the police arrive, Madeline then becomes obsessed with learning more abou ..read more
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