January 2015

Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon

Posted in Conventions on January 30, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

Having just come across some long-buried photos in the Blood ‘n’ Thunder archives, and with nothing better to post here today, I’m attaching a handful of shots from Pulpcon 27, which was held in July 1998. This was either the last or next to last Pulpcon held at the university in Bowling Green; my memory […]


Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer

Posted in PulpFest,Pulps on January 26, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

Were he still with us, Philip José Farmer today would be celebrating his 97th birthday. As it was, he had a pretty long run, passing in early 2009 shortly after turning 91. I suspect he’s best remembered by readers of this blog and Blood ‘n’ Thunder as the author of Tarzan Alive (1972) and Doc […]



Posted in Collectibles For Sale,Pulps on January 23, 2015 @ 4:53 pm

I recently updated the site’s Collectibles For Sale section, and among the newly added items were a half dozen or so issues of Thrilling Wonder Stories from the late Forties and early Fifties. It’s been a good many years since I read the copies in my own collection, but after listing these duplicates I flipped […]


Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob!

Posted in Pulps on January 22, 2015 @ 5:14 pm

On this day in 1906, in the small Texas town of Peaster, Robert Ervin Howard was born. Growing up in the Lone Star State, deeply attached to his sickly, possessive mother, he took his own life 30 years later as she lay on her deathbed. By that time he had become a modestly successful writer […]


Windy City 2015 Film Program

Posted in Conventions,Movies on January 16, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

Our 125th birthday tribute to H. P. Lovecraft extends to movies and TV episodes adapted from his classic pulp stories.  Amazingly, it took four decades for Hollywood to discover HPL: the first Lovecraft film, 1963’s The Haunted Palace, flashed on the nation’s big screens fully 40 years after publication of his first story in Weird […]


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 […]


Additions to Collectibles Page

Posted in Collectibles For Sale on @ 4:31 pm

Today I’m adding another dozen or so items to the Collectibles for Sale page. The better items include high-grape copies of the December 1937 issue of Doc Savage (with the sequel to his very first adventure) and Lost Worlds, the scarce 1944 Arkham House collection of Clark Ashton Smith yarns originally published in Weird Tales […]



Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press on January 8, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

The majority of people who visit this site are already familiar with Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the flagship publication of Murania Press. A good many are subscribers; some have been supporting the magazine since it was launched in 2002. But my little corner of cyberspace also receives a fair number of visitors who, while having a […]


Windy City 2015: 100 Days to Go!

Posted in Conventions on January 6, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

The countdown begins! As I write these words it’s exactly 100 days to the beginning of this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  “The Windy,” as it’s popularly known, has become a mecca for fans and collectors of vintage pulp fiction and related material.  Now in its 15th year, the confab gets underway on […]


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