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Paperback Fanatic 5

Posted by demonik on June 20, 2009

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic 5 (December, 2007)

Adrian Salmen

Adrian Salmon

Fanatical Thoughts: News, updates, letters, gossip.

Big Bob Tralins Bites Back: An exclusive interview with the legendary US sleaze author who lets rip on his own experiences in the pulp industry.

Bugged! The Invasion Of The Paperback Nasties: A huge overview of the ‘nasty’ phenomenon of the 1970s, covering books such as Eat Them Alive, Squelch, Maggots, Killer Flies, Slugs, Fangs and many, many more! Pierce Nace, Donald F. Glut, Edward Jervis, Richard Lewis, Michael R. Linaker, John Halkin, Guy N. Smith, James ‘Worms’ Montague, Peter Tremayne and a cast of thousands.

The Rivals of Conan: The ultimate guide to 1970s sword and sorcery. Starring Thongor, Brak, Kane, Kyrik, Kothar, Blade, Raven, and a whole horde of rampaging Conan cash-ins. John Jakes, Lin Carter, Gardner T. Fox, Mike Sirota, Richard Kirk, Karl E. Wagner, Manning Norvill, Chris Carlsen ….

The Damned March On: Nazi War Pulps from Wolf Kruger, Will Berthold, Gunther Lutz, Jasper Smith …

Back cover poster: cover art for Bob Tralins’ Ghoul Lover (Popular Library, 1972)

Graced with a gorgeous Ade Salmon cover, the mighty When Animal’s Attack issue looks as well as reads the part. Welcome debut of Fanatical Thoughts added a club feel to the magazine.

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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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McNally & Florescu – In Search Of Dracula

Posted by demonik on May 28, 2009

Raymond T. McNally & Radu Florescu – In Search Of Dracula: A True History Of Dracula And Vampire Legends (Nel-Mentor, 1975)

illustrated

Back cover blurb

” — there are such things as vampires; some of us have evidence that they exist.” So wrote Bram Stoker in his now famous horror novel Dracula. This was the first work of fiction to pick up on the centuries-old legends of vampires and transform that incarnate Prince of Evil, Count Dracula, into a ‘hero’ of novels, plays and particularly, films.
The two researchers, McNally and Florescu, have delved through the layers of legend and myth to the origins of the legend, to Vlad Dracul, a 15th century nobleman of Wallachia, nicknamed ‘the Impaler because of his delight in impaling his enemies, alive, on wooden stakes.
The authors trace the intertwined reality and myth to the twentieth century cult, revealing much that is fascinating, much that is truly horrific.

The source for many horror novels (notably Peter Tremayne’s Dracula Unborn), this is a well regarded study of Vlad the Impaler, the ‘real’ Dracula, which includes translations of several 15th Century documents and purports to tell the story of Vlad the Impaler. Also includes a 16 page photo spread and handy checklist of Countess Bathory, Stoker and Dracula in film and literature.

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