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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic, #20

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2011

OUT NOW! i will let my friend and colleague severance give you the lowdown since he put so much graft into typing it for the forum!

take it away, mr guns & lingerie!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic, #20 (September. 2011)

Paperback Fanatic 20

PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.

Contents:

Fanatical Thoughts (editorial) by Justin Marriott

Fanatical Mails by Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Bam!!, Andrew Byers, Chris Wells, Darren Wellings, Colin Clynes, David Barraclough, Derek Smith, David Whitehead, David Southall, Graham Andrews, Mark Rodman, Holger Haase, Paul Ansell, Jeff Mejia, Keith Lyas, Karl Newton, Peter Wrobel, Scott Forrest, Stephen Sennitt, Von Doom, Nigel Taylor, Keith Tree, David Drage, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Kev Demant and Andreas Decker.

Glorious Trash by Joe Kenney – The first of Joe’s new columns explores the men’s adventure series The Enforcer by Andrew Sugar.

The Universal Story by Justin Marriott – JM chronicles Universal Publishing, and their many imprints.

The High Priests of Sleaze by Justin Marriott – JM unearths the collectible and interesting from Universal’s sleazy imprint, Beacon Books, includes a mini-checklist.

The Sleazy Side of the Street by Brian Ritt – Brian looks at the works of one of Beacon’s most collectible authors, the prolific Orrie Hitt.

Bibliography of Orrie Hitt’s paperback originals.

Beacon Art Gallery by Brian Emrich – a gallery of original art that graced several Beacon Books.

Tandem Science-Fantasy by Justin Marriott – Justin looks at the offerings from this Tandem line including: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, John Jakes, Jane Gaskell and Talbot Mundy.

Fully Illustrated Throughout by Justin Marriott – the big boss-man details the reprinting efforts of the UK arm of Softcover Library.

For a Few Dollars Less by Cranston McMillan – the first of Cranston’s new columns details the tie-in novels based on Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” spaghetti westerns.

Checklist of Softcover Library UK’s first 100 titles.

Order your copy from Fanatic HQ but be sharp about it – these magazines fly out of the superstore!
see also the Paperback Fanatic 20 thread on the Vault forum

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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #17

Posted by demonik on January 31, 2011

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #17 (January, 2011)

Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts (editorial)
Fanatical Mail – Ste Turzymaki, Brian Bieniowski, Nigel Taylor, Bam!!, David Barraclough, Joe Kenny, Andrew Byers, Andy Boot, Andreas Decker, Johnny Mains.
Sennitt Sez … – On Acme, Roberts A W Lowdnes, Guy N. Smith and more.
Justin Marriott – Behold The Mags: A History Of New Worlds
Justin Marriott – Notes From The Underground: Interview with Langdon Jones
Justin Marriott – Strange Seductions: The Fawcett Crest Horror Pulps (including a Fawcett horror checklist)
Andreas Decker – To Out-Bond James Bond: Nick Carter, Super-spy.
Justin Marriott – Black Fury. The golden age of Blaxploitation pulp.
Justin Marriott – The Zardoz Pulp Fair

order YOUR copy via the Paperback Fanatic online superstore. For reviews, comments and an extended version of the Fawcett Horror checklist see the Vault forum

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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #15

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2010

News from Justin’s trash morgue bolt-hole, aka Fanatic HQ

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #15 (July, 2010)

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Issue 15
Is back from the printers and will be posted by Wednesday at the latest, so UK subscribers should have their new issue by next weekend. Overseas subscribers should allow 10 days for air-mail. Any problems, please do let me know.

Two new one-off publications from The Fanatic
I plan to issue two specials, both of which will be printed strictly to demand so I require you to lodge your interest. This means I can work out if demand makes them financially viable, and then to work out a final price/format etc. Details of the planned publications are below, but if you are interested I need an e-mail from you for each publication. Respond to this mail and place either “NEL” or “Pennington” in the subject. Responses required by the end of July. If you want both, I require two separate mails.

By responding you are not 100% committing to purchasing the publications, but you are saying “If the price is right, the content looks good and my finances haven’t drastically changed by the time of publication, I have every intention of paying for one.” As a ball park, I would expect both publications to be in the region of 90 pages, A5, perfect-bound (i.e. with a spine), 50% full colour, and costing in the region of £7 post-paid in the UK, and $15 international. (I’m hoping I can offer them cheaper, or include more colour for the same price- it all comes down to demand)

Bruce Pennington Special
Giant interview with the master fantasy artist, covering every aspect of his career The stories behind his iconic covers for Stranger in a Strange Land and Dune. Rare documents and photos supplied by the artist. A checklist of every single one of his paperback covers. At least 150 reproductions of his art and covers, with most in colour.

The Visual Guide to New English Library
A lavishly illustrated guide to the legendary publishing company. Key genres in the 1970s paperback industry are given a chapter each.
Including – horror, science fiction, sleaze, historical adventure, crime, youth cults, slavers and the MEWS imprint. Each chapter contains an overview of the genre, notable titles and authors.
Full checklists including pseudonyms and artists.
At least 150 reproductions of covers, with many in colour.

I appreciate your ongoing support.

Justin

The new issue literally dropped through the door as i was formatting the above. Presented in a wraparound of Kane covers, this typically eclectic issue features an overview of Guy N. Smith’s extracurricular horror work for Hamlyn, Arrow, Pitakus, Grafton & Co: an interview with Warren Murphy, co-author of not very laid back mens adventure series The Destroyer: Rob Matthews on Fu Manchu in Pyramid (Stephen Sennitt also devotes his now regular column to Rohmer). Holger Haase on ‘Paul Kenyon’s sexy spy series The Baroness: Justin’s overview of Karl E. Wagner’s immortal acid goth sword & sorcery legend (who i never really got on with!); plus the usual lively exchange of information and opinion in the mighty Fanatic Thoughts. seems to me #15 boasts the most color pages yet?

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Paperback Fanatic # 13

Posted by demonik on February 17, 2010

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #13 (Feb. 2010)

includes;

Fanatical Thoughts – includes important news on the future of PF

Fanatical Mail – lots of it: includes Sennett Sez, two pages of additions and corrections to the Panther bibliography.

Wolf Kruger Speaks! – John Mains’ exclusive interview with Shaun Hutson about his pseudonyms.

The Last Temptation of Roger Elwood. A look back at the controversial Sf editor – concentrating on the short-lived Laser books’ output.

Early Pinnacles. The first hundred.

Confessions of an Advertising Executive – The story behind the saucy Confessions novels

New format, 48 pages A5 inc 8 pages of colour

order from Paperback Fanatic

see also Paperback Fanatic 13 thread on Vault forum

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