Edward M. Erdelac’s John Conquer
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by Michael
1w ago
I discovered Edward Erdelac‘s John Conquer in Occult Detective Quarterly. Set in the 1970s, John Conquer is a PI working in Harlem who often gets pulled into addressing occult matters. I think of him as Shaft if he was an occult detective. I discovered that there are two John Conquer books: Conquer (2020) and Conquer ..read more
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‘The Shadowed Circle Compendium’
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by Michael
1w ago
I have been getting the excellent pulp fanzine The Shadowed Circle, which is focused on The Shadow, since it came out as a crowdfunding effort. There are six issues so far, with a seventh coming soon. More recently, again through a crowdfunding effort, they have put out The Shadowed Circle Compendium, collecting the best articles ..read more
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‘The Lost Adventures of Captain Hawklin,’ Vol. 2
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by Michael
1M ago
Captain Hawklin is a New Pulp hero written by Charles F. Millhouse. He is a former World War I fighter pilot, later becoming an adventurer and inventor, and is rich from those inventions. He is based in Crown City, a large fictional city located on the west coast of the United States. There he built ..read more
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The adventures of Zana O’Savin
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by Michael
1M ago
So after too long, I take a look at the adventures of Zana O’Savin works by Craig McDonald, which at first glance seems to be a Pat Savage pastiche series. Until I started the first one, The Blood Ogre (2022), and found it’s a more original idea. There are many types of pastiches. Some just ..read more
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William Preston’s ‘The Old Man’ series
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by Michael
1M ago
Finally, after 14 years, we get the conclusion to one of the most interesting recent Doc Savage pastiches, William Preston‘s the Old Man. This series consists of five stories, all appearing in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. Hopefully, now that all five are done, they will be collected into a book. The author recommends that people ..read more
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‘Levon’s Range’ and ‘Levon’s Scourge’
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by Michael
2M ago
And now I catch up with all of Chuck Dixon‘s Levon Cade series with the latest two in the series: Levon’s Range and Levon’s Scourge, which are the 11th and 12th. No idea when we’ll see more. Also, it’s being developed into a TV series. We’ll see if it happens and if it’s any good ..read more
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‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp’ 2024 edition
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by Michael
2M ago
New for 2024 is the third edition of the excellent reference guide to the world of pulps: The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, written by Ed Hulse who runs Murania Press and publishes the excellent Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine. I read and reviewed the prior editions in 2013 and 2018 and the prior ..read more
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‘Men’s Adventure Quarterly,’ No. 10: The Vietnam Issue
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by Michael
3M ago
The tenth issue of Men’s Adventure Quarterly, the excellent magazine series focused on men’s adventure magazines. This time it has a focus on Vietnam. As with previous issues, MAQ is available in three formats: the full-color printed version, a black-and-white “noir edition,” and a full-color “digital replica edition.” Full disclosure, I was sent a copy ..read more
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‘Levon’s Hunt’ and ‘Levon’s Prey’
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by Michael
3M ago
So I continue my reading of Chuck Dixon‘s Levon Cade series with the next two in the series: Levon’s Hunt and Levon’s Prey, which are the ninth and tenth novels. I’ll continue to post two novels at a time, and the series is up to 12 total. Also, it’s being developed into a TV series ..read more
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‘Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2024 Special Edition’
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by Michael
3M ago
We now have the annual issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2024 Special Edition, from Murania Press, again a little before Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. This one clocks in at 276 pages, a little shorter than last year’s, with 16 articles on pulp, vintage movies, and old-time radio. We get ..read more
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