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THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press,Upcoming Books on February 15, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

Coming from Murania Press early next month is the long-awaited sequel to our top-selling 2011 collection of material from the first ten issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder. For more than a decade, BnT has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, […]

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Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL

Posted in Murania Press,Upcoming Books on @ 3:45 pm

The fourth volume in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series is about to go to press and will ship early next month. It’s a crackerjack novel by one of pulp fiction’s true giants. In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce […]

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Battening Down The Hatches….

Posted in Upcoming Books on October 29, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

The last few weeks have been extremely chaotic for me, which is why I haven’t updated this blog much since returning from California earlier this month. Yesterday I moved from my home of the last 18 years after spending two frenzied weeks packing up my collection and carting it to storage.  My condo, which had […]

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A “Major” Pulp Reprint Series

Posted in Pulps,Upcoming Books on October 18, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

Given the tireless efforts of small-press publishers to get vintage pulp fiction back into print over the last decade, I often wondered why L. Patrick Greene’s Africa-based adventure stories had been overlooked. From 1919 until 1947 (with six years off for World War II service) Greene chronicled the exploits of Aubrey St. John Major, who […]

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Coming Soon: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’S GUIDE TO PULP FICTION

Posted in Murania Press,Upcoming Books on September 28, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

Almost five years to the day of its publication, The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps has been retired to make room for a greatly revised and expanded edition. Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Guide to Pulp Fiction will be available this December, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. At nearly 350 pages, the […]

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Now, THIS Is A Fan Letter….

Posted in Murania Press,Upcoming Books on September 27, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

It’s always great to get feedback from readers of Murania Press publications, although much of it comes in the form of terse e-mails or brief notes accompanying subscription renewals (“Keep up the good work” . . . “Loved the last issue”).  But every now and then I get a hum-dinger of a letter. One such […]

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Catching My Breath

Posted in Conventions,Movies,Upcoming Books,Western Movies on September 20, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

I’m sorry I haven’t posted here more regularly of late, but it’s been busy around here. Real busy. In recent weeks my time has been monopolized by the latest edition of Lone Pine in the Movies, an annual magazine I produce for the Lone Pine Film Festival. As some of you know, I’ve been an […]

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The Shadow Strikes . . . 75 Years Later!

Posted in Movies,Upcoming Books on August 31, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

Seventy-five years ago, Grand National Films — a small Hollywood studio — released The Shadow Strikes, the initial entry in what was intended to be a series of four feature-length films adapted from the pulp-fiction adventures of Walter B. Gibson’s legendary crime fighter. The character had previously appeared in six 20-minute featurettes released by Universal […]

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PulpFest, Here We Come!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press,PulpFest,Upcoming Books on August 3, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

I haven’t done much blogging lately because I’ve been sweating over the new Murania Press publications that will formally debut at next week’s PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio. Just today UPS delivered my first copies of A. M. Chisholm’s Pirates of the Pines, the third volume in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series. It looks pretty darn […]

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