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A Major Award!

Posted in Murania Press,Pulp People,Uncategorized on November 13, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

This week I received a nice surprise in the mail: a bulky package containing . . . no, not a lamp shaped like a lady’s stockinged leg. It was this year’s Echoes Award, a handsome plaque bestowed annually upon a member of the pulp-fan community by Tom and Ginger Johnson. They included a certificate stating that […]

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Join Us for a New Installment of the ART’S REVIEWS Podcast!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 4, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

Those of you who have 39 minutes to spare could do worse than listen to the May 22 installment of the popular podcast Art’s Reviews, on which yours truly was interviewed by host Art Sippo. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on various subjects near and dear to the hearts of pulp-fiction fans. I talked at some […]

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Birthday Boy: Sax Rohmer

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

“Imagine a person, tall and lean and feline, high-shouldered with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan—a close-shaven skull, and long magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with the all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race accumulated in one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and […]

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The Overstock Sale Has Ended

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

Thanks to those of you who purchased books during the Overstock Sale that was underway this past week. Technically, the sale is still underway as I write these words on Friday afternoon, but in actuality I’ve just terminated it because all available copies of the five advertised items are gone. In fact, I didn’t have enough […]

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On My Way to Cinecon

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

In 1974, shortly after my 21st birthday, I drove to New Haven, Connecticut with some film-buff friends to attend something called Cinecon 10.  It was advertised as a convention for devotees of silent and early sound movies. The core membership was comprised of private collectors who shared 8mm and 16mm prints from their holdings.  Musical […]

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Now Available: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER 2013-2014 SPECIAL EDITION

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

A triple-sized issue I’m calling the 2013-14 Special Edition is now available. At nearly 300 pages it’s the biggest, thickest fanzine ever produced, loaded with the usual complement of informative articles and entertaining stories reprinted from vintage pulps. As a bonus feature I’ve included an entire book-length novel (85,000 words) by Randall Parrish: The Strange […]

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Pulp Pinup Queen Mala Mastroberte Joins Murania Press At Windy City Con!

Posted in Uncategorized on @ 4:13 pm

Blood ‘n’ Thunder readers who hadn’t already heard of Mala Mastroberte got acquainted with her — well, acquainted with her work, anyway — in last year’s double issue. For those who didn’t get it (and what are you waiting for?), Mala is a lovely and talented woman whose fascination with pulp culture inspired her to […]

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Another DD&MM Hiccup….

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2014 @ 11:28 am

Upon receiving a proof copy of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders last week, I was disappointed to see a number of photos that had not reproduced well. I probably should have expected this; with more than 300 illustrations, DD&MM is the most art-heavy book I’ve produced to date. In any event, I did the necessary […]

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Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

Here’s hoping that 2013 will be a happy, healthy, and prosperous year for all friends of Murania. There’s no denying that 2012 was a tough one for many of us, but it’s history now and, with any luck at all, better things lay ahead. Meanwhile, thanks to all those who took advantage of our Year-End […]

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