Windy City Film Program: Day Two

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2023 @ 9:09 pm

Saturday 10:00 am — Donovan’s Brain (1953, United Artists, 83 minutes) Adapted from Curt Siodmak’s “Donovan’s Brain” in Black Mask, September-November 1942.             Dr. Patrick Cory (Lew Ayres) and his colleague Dr. Frank Schratt (Gene Evans) are researching brain activity, performing experiments on monkeys in their remote laboratory. A plane crashes nearby and its mortally wounded passenger, crooked […]


Now Available: When Dracula Met Frankenstein

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2021 @ 3:20 pm

Murania’s first book published since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic also happens to be the first not written or edited by me. But it’s an excellent addition to our line and I’m delighted to announce its availability. In 1968 two ambitious young filmmakers, working on a shoestring, made a movie about a ruthless motorcycle […]


Collectibles Section Update

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2021 @ 4:37 pm

We’ve recently sold many of the items listed in our Collectibles For Sale section, and as a first step toward replenishing our supply we’ve just added 15 or so items, most of them pulps. You’ll find a number of very desirable items and a couple of true rarities in this update. Below are just a […]


Collectibles For Sale update 12-6

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2019 @ 4:22 pm

I’ve just overhauled the Collectibles For Sale section, adding another 20 items for sale and reducing prices on most that have been hanging around a long time. The new additions include a complete set of the classic fanzine PULP VAULT, high-grade pulps and first-edition hardcovers. The best stuff tends to go fast whenever I update […]


Holiday Season Bargains Now Available!

Posted in Murania Press,Special Sale,Uncategorized on November 15, 2019 @ 4:34 pm

We’re beginning the 2019 holiday season a little early, and this year we’re doing things a little differently. Previously we’ve offered discounts across the board, usually 20 percent off each book. This year we’re offering special sales on groups of books, and the amount of the discount for each group will vary. Last week we […]


Closing Days of Year-End Sale

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

As we wish our friends and customers a Happy New Year, we just want to remind Murania Press fans that you have only three more days to take advantage of our year-end sale. Until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 31st, all our books are available at 20 percent off the usual list price. Come midnight […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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