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Laurence James – The Road

Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012

Laurence James – The Road   (NEL, 1983)

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Blurb:
The girl, half-naked, eyes demurely downcast, barely flinched as the knife blade pressed caressingly into the soft skin of her right breast.

Around her the chanting had died away and the ritual, rhythmic circling was stilled. A bead of blood … and another, another, sudden and bright in the candlelight, trembled, then trickled down the smooth flesh, splashing silently into the copper bowl.

Then came the incantations. Then the caged wren, bird of prophecy, was released to fly into the early sun.

Later, alone at the wheel of his car, a man cried out in panic as the windscreen exploded back into his face. Behind him, fluttering and broken by the impact, a bird lay on the road.

This was the first death.

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Justin Marriott – A Visual Guide To New English Library

Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010

Justin Marriott (ed.) – A Visual Guide To New English Library: Volume One (Nov. 2010)

Blurb:
British Publisher New English Library are a legend amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors throughout the world.

Their cult output is celebrated in the first of an ongoing series of visual guides from the producers of The Paperback Fanatic magazine.

Volume one is crammed with full colour reproductions of rare covers. The glorious visuals are accompanied by insightful commentary and full bibliographical detail, including previously unrecorded information on pseudonyms.

more details on Vault Of Evil Forum:

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Justin Marriott – Paperback Fanatic #12

Posted by demonik on December 5, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #12 (Nov. 2009)

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Beyond the Silver Sky- an overview of Ken Bulmer’s work from Ace Doubles to Dray Prescott
The House of Bulmer- Andreas Decker looks at the enduring popularity Ken enjoyed in Germany
Masero Lives! Johnny Mains interviews the classic cover artist
Death Merchant- Andreas Decker gives the inside story on the outrageous men’s adventure series
The Four Gringos- saddles up with blood-thirsty western series Breed, Herne and Crow
Weird Tales at Panther- a much expanded and heavily illustrated 8-page reworking of The Paperback Dungeon checklist
When the Vile Take Over- at last we cover NEL’s Hells Angels poster mags

OUT NOW! The usual eclectic, wildly entertaining celebration of the beautiful, beautifully ugly and just plain hideous paperbacks from the ‘sixties and seventies. Anthology fans will particularly enjoy the overview of Panther’s Weird Tales heavy output,  NEL freaks get the notorious  Hells Angel poster magazines. Details from Paperback Fanatic, and anti-review of sorts and comments on the Vault forum.


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Paperback Fanatic 11

Posted by demonik on August 21, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #11 (August, 2009)

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Contents

Editorial:
Fanatical Mail – Paperback fanatics from around the world have their say!
AGRO! – The Fanatic continues its look at Hell’s Angels pulps
Thirty Years Behind The Typewriter – Classic Steve Holland interview with versatile author Peter Leslie
I’ve Been Up So Long – Fanatic interviews publishing maverick Mark Howell. The NEL editor’s reminiscences of life with Laurence James, Jim Moffatt, Peter Haining, Bob Tanner & Co.
The Lives And Loves Of James Moffatt – Fanatic investigates the many pen-names of Richard ‘Skinhead’ Allen
Take A Journey to Dimension X – The Fanatic studies the ‘Jeffrey Lord’ sword and sorcery series Blade
A Green Dog Trumpeting – The Fanatic interviews Ian Miller one of the most idiosyncratic and distinctive of all paperback artists whose work includes The Sucking Pit, Errol LeCale’s Zombie, and the striking covers for the Panther reprints of Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness and The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward.

Edited by Justin Marriott : justinATjustincuitprint.free-online.co.uk
Designed by Glenn B Fleming : gbf15AThotmail.co.uk
Published August 2009: contact www.thepaperbackfanatic.com

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Paperback Fanatic 3

Posted by demonik on June 14, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #3 (August, 2007)

 

Finally settled on a name and format, ‘the British magazine for collectors of pulp fiction’ was off and running with an issue entirely written and produced by the editor.

The Paperback Fanatic Guide To Kung-Fu in Pulp Fiction by a variety of often pseudonymous authors. Bruce Lee cash-ins, King Kung Fu, Mace, Jason Striker, Sloane, TV & Movie tie-in’s, Mondo, the Black Samurai, Six Gun, Samurai, Kung-Fu Master ….

The Many Faces Of Dr. Tabori. Paul Tabori, the veteran genre and publisher hopping purveyor of everything from serious sex studies (if NEL were involved, they packaged them as smut regardless), Crime & The Occult, a biography of Harry ‘Borley Rectory’ Price and a personal memoir of WW2  to fictional ghost stories, thrillers and Sci-Fi novels.

Sphere Horror: A Scrapbook Of The Seventies. This article and checklist provided the basis for Vault’s Sordid Spheres blog/ mini-site/ call it what you will, which continues the story through the following decade. With Justin’s encouragement, i might add.

The Devil And All His Works. Companion piece to the above, a brief look at the Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult and indebted to Stan Nicholl’s article What Ever Happened To Dennis Wheatley (Million magazine, Jan. 1991) as acknowledged in the text.

The Special Squad. ‘Donald Franklin’s short-lived series for NEL pit C.I.D.’s Barney Garrett and Jack Marsh versus the worst the steamy crime underworld can offer.

Back cover gallery. Six of Richard Clifton-Day’s seven cover illustrations for ‘Klaus Netzen’ (Laurence James)’s Killers series for Mayflower.

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