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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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