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Paperback Fanatic #18

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2011

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #18 (May, 2011)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail
Arcane Lore
A look at the paperback appearances of King Kull and Solomon Kane – Justin Marriott
Campbell on Kane
Legendary horror author Ramsey Campbell on one of his earliest commissions; to finish a number of incomplete Solomon Kane stories – Ramsey Campbell
Der Heftroman
A title by title guide to some of the longest running and most interesting titles generated by the German pulp industry – Andreas Decker
The Macabre ones
Cult author Lionel shares his memories of working on Supernatural Stories at the parsimonious Badger Books – Justin Marriott and Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe.
Sergeant Fury
A look back at the WW2 pulp series; The Sergeant by Gordon Davis and The Rat Bastards by John Mackie – Justin Marriott
Mythmaker
A personal and informative essay on the science fiction stories of cult author Frederic Brown – Nigel Taylor

for subscription details, contact the Paperback Fanatic online superstore,

see also the Paperback Fanatic 18 thread on 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 #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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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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