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The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction

During the 20th century’s first half, millions of Americans flocked to newsstands every month in search of thrills provided by all-fiction magazines printed on cheap pulp paper. These periodicals introduced and popularized such famous characters as Tarzan, Zorro, Sam Spade, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Hopalong Cassidy, and Conan the Barbarian, to name just a few. […]

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Best of Blood N Thunder: Volume Two

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Volume Two

For more than a decade, Blood ‘n’ Thunder has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines—and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this award-winning, limited-circulation journal […]

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The Wilderness Trail

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 is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike from nowhere and then disappear into the wilderness. Captain John Norton, a young […]

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Pirates of the Pines

Number Three in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, this rousing adventure yarn was originally published in the October 20, 1915 issue of Street & Smith’s THE POPULAR MAGAZINE as “Fur Pirates.” Set in the wilderness fringing northwestern Canada’s great Carcajou River, its protagonist and narrator is 18-year-old Bob Cory, who lives with his sister Peggy […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Cliffhanger Classics

The great movie serials of yesteryear are covered in 20 informative essays culled from the pages of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the premier journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the early 20th century. There are no gushy fanboy puff-pieces in this book; each essay is backed by solid research and, in […]

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Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Western Movie Roundup

A companion publication to Blood ‘n’ Thunder, this one-shot covers motion-picture Westerns from the dawn of the silent-film era up to the present day, with a special concentration on “B” Westerns of the Thirties and Forties. Leading off the book is a comparison of two Tom Mix silents, The Untamed and Just Tony, to the Max Brand […]

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Barehanded Castaways

Written in 1921 and published in the legendary pulp magazine ADVENTURE, it’s the suspenseful story of nine men stranded on an island without tools, weapons, or supplies—not even so much as a watch or penknife among them. Dunn’s compelling account of their desperate struggle to survive in inhospitable surroundings enthralled ADVENTURE readers and is still regarded as the finest story of its kind.

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Classic Pulp Reprints 1: Savages


A white man who shuns his own kind in favor of Tongan and Samoan natives, he’s the skipper of a speedy schooner known as the terror of the South Seas. Tanned and bearded, with steely gray eyes and a well-muscled frame, he is naturally taciturn but always has the aspect of a leopard about to spring. He’s been accused of piracy, smuggling, blackbirding, and whisky-running, but nobody really knows exactly who or what Hurricane Williams is.

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The Best of Blood N Thunder

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder

This 340-page book collects the finest articles and reviews that appeared in Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s long-out-of-print first ten issues—over 125,000 words of history, biography, and commentary, impeccably researched and lovingly presented by devotees for devotees. It’s a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery and melodrama.

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