May 2013

PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on May 31, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

The fifth annual PulpFest begins exactly eight weeks from today, on July 26. It continues the four-decades-old tradition of  staging a major summer convention for fans and collectors of American popular fiction, specifically that which appeared in woodpulp magazines published during the first half of the 20th century. While other such events — especially the […]

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Murania’s Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press on May 24, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

If you haven’t purchased recent releases from Murania Press, be sure to take advantage of our holiday-weekend sale. From now until Monday, May 27, you can get back issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, both volumes of The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, all four volumes of the Classic Pulp Reprints series, and other Murania publications […]

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Ruminating On The Nature Of Pulp

Posted in Pulps on @ 3:49 pm

The other day, while scanning social-media sites and hobbyist message boards, I was struck by the proliferation of books currently being marketed as “pulp.” This, of course, is not an altogether new phenomenon: Although the rough-paper periodicals of yore ceased publication more than 50 years ago, the “pulp fiction” label has since been routinely attached […]

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Thanks To Our Loyal Subscribers!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder on May 6, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

With each new issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder goes a fresh batch of subscription renewal notices, and I’m always gratified when subscribers re-up for another year. From the beginning BnT has enjoyed the support of an unusually loyal customer base; until the recent economic downtown I could count on an annual renewal rate of 95 […]

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