September 2012


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 […]


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 […]


PulpFest 2013 Plans Are Underway

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on @ 10:37 am

The PulpFest committee is delighted to announce that our 2013 convention will once again be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Next year the confab will take place from Thursday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 28th. It will boast the same combination of product and programming that has made PulpFest the […]


A. Merritt’s BURN WITCH BURN, MGM’s Film Version, THE DEVIL DOLL

Posted in Movies,Recently Read on September 26, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

I enjoy comparing famous fictional works to films adapted from them. Over the weekend I revisited A. Merritt’s Burn, Witch, Burn! (1932) for the first time in more than 30 years. I finished re-reading it on Monday night, so last night I screened The Devil-Doll, its 1936 movie version, for the first time in nearly […]



Posted in Pulps,Recently Read on September 21, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

In 1930 Harry Steeger and Harold S. Goldsmith launched their Popular Publications line of pulp magazines with four titles: Battle Aces, Detective Action Stories, Gang World, and Western Rangers. Popular’s initial offerings enjoyed varying degrees of success, but it wasn’t until the following year that the new company really hit pay dirt. Newsstands across the […]


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 […]


Three-Day Overstock Sale!

Posted in Murania Press on September 7, 2012 @ 10:33 am

I’ve got a case of Murania Press books left over from last month’s PulpFest, and I’m going to try an experiment by discounting the three titles for which I have extra copies. So for the next three and a half days — until midnight on Monday, September 10 — I’m offering Barehanded Castaways and Blood […]


Update: Collectibles for Sale

Posted in Collectibles For Sale on September 6, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

I finally managed to finish posting the new sales items I intended to upload this past weekend. There are a couple dozen fresh listings — vintage pulps, paperbacks and hardcovers. Robert E. Howard, Sax Rohmer, H. Bedford-Jones, Maxwell Grant, Arthur O. Friel, and Clarence E. Mulford are just some of the authors who are represented […]


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