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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 6: Peter Haining tribute

Posted by demonik on July 14, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic 6: Peter Haining Tribute issue (Feb. 2008)

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Fanatical Thoughts: Readers letters

From Beyond The Grave: A definitive interview with the legendary Peter Haining in which he reveals the secrets behind the New English Library fiction factory and dishes the dirt on the creation of cult books such as Skinhead, Chopper and Edge.

Haining’s Web of Terror!  Noted genre expert Mike Ashley casts his critical eye over a decade of Haining’s classic horror anthologies.

Sexton Blake and The Guardians!  Andy Boot’s superb exploration of the murky world of Bill Baker’s Press Editorial with a look at cult authors such as Peter Saxon and the highly collected Guardians occult series.

Philip Harbottle’s Vision of Tomorrow!   Read the fascinating inside story on the excellent yet doomed UK SF mag Vision of Tomorrow, as recollected by the editor himself.

Plus brief items on Robert E Howard in UK paperback, a MEWS checklist (and back cover gallery) by Steve Goodwin & Justin Marriott, Mafia pulps.

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Paperback Fanatic #10 : Out Now!

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #10 (June, 2009)

Cover: John Holmes

Cover: John Holmes

Just crawled through the letterbox so without preamble, here’s what you get in #10

Stephen Sennitt on serious occultist turned top pulp author Gerald Suster.

Andreas Decker on the German editions of Donald Glut‘s ace New Adventures Of Frankenstein.

Justin Marriott on New English Library’s “Sex Manuals” of the ‘sixties & seventies.

John Mains interviews cover artist John “The Fontana Horror ‘Melting Heads’ man” Holmes.

Justin Marriott again on Barry Sadler, the man responsible for not only the Casca the Mercenary pulps but also the rabid pro-‘Nam US smash hit single The Ballad Of The Green Beret (!!!)

Roy Bayfield on Ballantine’s Adult Fantasy books’.

Justin (“I’m leaving to everyone else this issue”) Marriott on versatile and ludicrously prolific pulpster John Harvey whose credits include the Herne The Hunter series and a collaboration with Laurence James on the elusive snuff exploitation job Cut.

Four pages of Fanatical Thoughts

A tribute to Richard Gordon

Order your copy via the Paperback Fanatic site!

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Ghoul #1 (1976)

Posted by demonik on May 12, 2009

Ghoul #1 (1976)

“it’s a ghastly giggle!

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“OK, so who wants to be my Preymate of the month then?

R. Chetwynd-Hayes edited and reputedly ghost-wrote the majority (all) of Ghoul (1976) for the mighty NEL. Sadly, it didn’t survive to a second issue. Sadder still, I’ve never even seen a copy, let alone owned one, so any info would be much appreciated, etc..

All I know is that two of RCH’s contributions were revived by Stephen Jones for the posthumous (and, reputedly, diabolical) Frights And Fancies, Ghoul At Large and ‘Hans Clutcher’s I Meet the Great Indestructible!

The full list of contents, for which i indebted to Paul at the Cobwebbed Room Blogspot – the rest of this entry is all his work, not mine –  are as follows.

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‘Beyond Terror’ – Staff members telling what phobias, fears, nightmares they have.

‘I meet the great Indestructible – Exclusive interview with Count Dracula’ by Hans Clutcher – Spoof interview with the Count.

‘Things aren’t what they used to be!’ by Denis Gifford – Horror films of the 1940’s

‘Horror-Scope’ – Monster horoscopes with the birthsigns Suckdritus the Vampire, Fangus the Werewolf, Gnawus the Slime-Beast, and Crushem the Golen.

Christopher Lee – brief description about the actor illustrated with film stills

‘Ghoul at Large’ by R.Chetwynd-Hayes – Short story by the horror writer

‘On the Prowl’ – Chilling news from the scream scene.

‘Kiss me quick’ – funny captions to monsters kissing in films stills.

‘Ghoul Gazette’ – Spoof two page newspaper.

‘Masters of Horror – 1. Edgar Alan Poe’ by Walter Gillings – Profile of the master horror writer.

‘Some new pleasures prove’ – by Charles Birkin – Short story

‘Celluloid Screams’ – Gallery of four horror film posters

‘Preymate of the month’ – in which the readers were invited to send in their ghoulish monster creations, the one featured in this issue was called Octopus Man.

Also featured in this 1st issue were adverts for ‘Science Fiction Monthly’ magazine and ‘The Monster Club’ by R.Chetwynd-Hayes and also a competion to win a Mettoy Vampire kite. The back cover is an advertisement for a number of New English Library Horror titles.

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