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Attention Bruce Pennington Fans!

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012

From the maker of Paperback Fanatic: coming soon!

PENNINGTON - a portrait of a master fantasy artist
PENNINGTON – a portrait of a master fantasy artist

Legendary for his paperback covers for H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Herbert, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more, Bruce Pennington gets the Fanatic treatment
If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the attached covers for a taste!
Two volumes, totalling 140 pages with 125 full colour reproductions of some of his most striking covers
Including an overview of his early career, an auto-biographical essay and a full checklist of his art.

Strictly limited edition based on orders received by 31st August
UK price for both volumes including postage £12.50
AIr-mail is £15.00
Order at the on-line shop now!

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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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Paperback Fanatic #14

Posted by demonik on May 10, 2010

Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic #14 (May, 2010)

Cover artwork: Robert Bonfils

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  • Fanatical Mail
  • Sennett Sez: Stephen Sennett comments on the Roger Elwood Laser Sf series as featured in PF #13
  • Manitou Man. Justin Marriott’s exclusive interview with Graham Masterton recalling the Charnel House/ Confessions Of A Wanton Waitress pulpster’s early career.
  • The Man From Sadisto. Justin Marriott (with able assistance from Lynne Munroe) on the sad, short life of Bill Knowles AKA ‘Clyde Allison’, the doomed genius behind the 008 spy series, “the rarest paperback series in the world!”
  • Pocket Rockets: Edgar Rice Burroughs in Ace books’ ‘Science Fiction Classics’, featuring glorious cover artwork by Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel.
  • Four Square SF in the 1960’s.
  • Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu in Pyramid paperback

Subscription/ ordering details from the online superstore at Paperback Fanatic

Thanks Justin!

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Kingsley Amis – New Maps Of Hell

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2009

Kingsley Amis – New Maps Of Hell (Four Square, 1962)

CONTENTS
STARTING POINTS: Definitions;  beginnings; Verne and Wells
THE SITUATION TODAY: Fantasy and space-opera; the magazines; readership; mass outlets
NEW LIGHT ON THE UNCONSCIOUS: Sex; horror; insecurity; rural nostalgia; activism; science and art; religion and religiosity
UTOPIAS  I:  Sex, colonialism; politics and conformism
UTOPIAS 2: The dangers of technology; comic infernos; the science-fiction character; deflation
PROSPECTS: Cosmic disasters; idea as hero; puzzles; limitations; possibilities
Index Of Names & Titles.

Blurb:
NEW MAPS OF HELL
A voyage, with Kingsley Amis as guide, through the fan­tastic world of science fiction – past, present and future.
He surveys the magnificent panorama of this world of fantasy and science fiction, of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, of madly ingenious inventions and cosmic disaster, of bug-eyed monsters and credible human experiments, of revolutionary inventions and awesome transformations, of exploration of the outer reaches of space, and of strange worlds within the universe.
With characteristic humour, acute analysis and superb writing, he provides the general public with a fascina­ting explanation of this vast field of literature, and the enthusiast with new insights into his favourite reading.

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