Posted by demonik on June 7, 2013
Nick Sharman – The Surrogate (NEL, Nov 1981/ NAL 1980)
Nick Sharman Surrogate
The old man was dying. Shivering; rug-wrapped, his body wasted, the limbs already skeletal. His room was filled with the sweetly nauseating smell of decay.
Money he had had, ambition, power, intelligence and an icy determination. Always others had been bent to his will. Now these things would no longer serve. But one thing more he had.
An absolute hatred of the one person who had defied him in his life. And now the power of that hatred would allow him to stretch out from beyond the grave and seek to destroy. The victim: his own grandson. A child.
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Posted by demonik on March 11, 2013
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25, March 2013
Cover: Les Edwards
Fanatical mails: Chris Mikul, Charles C. Allbrittan III, David Hyman, Michel Parry, Johnny Mains, Graham Andrews, Scott Carlson, Andy Boot, Nigel Taylor, Andy Brennert, Paul Williams, Graeme Flanagan, David Southall, Jim Walker.
Top Tens: Scott Carson, Nigel Taylor & Jim Walker choose theirs.
‘Weird Tales special.
Ramsey Campbell – Weird Tales Revisited
Justin Marriott – Sirens, Temptresses & Godesses. Avon Fantasy Reader.
Justin Marriott – A Macabre Reader. The Fanatic’s DIY ‘Weird Tales’ anthology.
Justin Marriott – Weird Britain: ‘Weird Tales’: the UK editions.
Jim Walker – The Pulp Fanatic: personal reminiscences on ‘Weird Tales’
Justin Marriott – The Book Of Brundage: Interview with Alistair Durie
Justin Marriott – Shadow over Belknap. The fantastic FBL
‘Weird Tales’ in ’60’s & ’70’s paperbacks. Checklist
Graham Andrews – Leo Margulies, anthologist extraordinaire.
Justin Marriott – No Boundaries: Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
‘Weird Tales’ in Panther paperback. Checklist
Robert Weinberg – A few words on the Seabury Quinn/ ‘Jules de Grandin’ Paperback Library series.
Kev Demant – Gruesome Cargoes: The Arrow ‘Not At Night’ reprints.
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Posted by demonik on May 28, 2012
James Herbert – The Rats (1988: originally NEL, 1974)
It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic‑stricken city.
For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies.
But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted …
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Posted by demonik on January 18, 2012
Charles L. Grant – In A Dark Dream (NEL, 1990: originally TOR, 1989)
`Something bad coming. Something bad … ‘
She huddled, shivering and sobbing against her father.
The nightmare she could barely explain.
New England summer. School’s out and the small town waiting for the arrival of the summer people, the cottage owners. The months of swimming in the lake, cookouts, woodsmoke and summer love. The carefree time.
But something bad coming. Something twisted and vile, prefigured in dark, tormented dreams. Evil, tracking and sniffing its way towards them, slithering out of imagination into reality.
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Posted by demonik on January 10, 2012
Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 21 (January 2012)
Fanatical Mail: letters from Bam!!!, Colin Clyne, Andreas Decker, Holger Hasse, Mark Savage, Mike Chivers, Steve Lines, Stephen Sennitt, Stuart Williams, Gary Dobbs, Andy Boot, Kev Demant, Nigel Taylor
Justiin Marriott – Bounding From the Thirties! The Corinth regency reprints of The Phantom Detective and Dr Death, plus Corinth Checklist.
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal’s Golden Age. Part 1 of a definitive A-Z
Andreas Decker – 50 years of Rhodan- a celebration of pulp astronaut Perry Rhodan’s 50th birthday
Andrew Myers – TNT “the overlooked and demented men’s adventure series”
James Doig – Frank Bernier: A Forgotten Australian Paperback Artist.
Abraham Merritt cover gallery- examples from around the world
Paperback Dungeon: Johnny Mains on John Burke (1922-1911)
Review of Hip Pocket Sleaze
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied (new column devoted to film novelisations)
John Kenney – Glorious Trash (regular column)
For further details, orders, etc, visit Fanatic HQ – and do it soon!
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