Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014
Stephen King – The Running Man (NEL, 1993)
THE RUNNING MAN
Every night they tuned in to the nation’s favourite prime-time TV game show:
They, all watched, from the sprawling polluted slums, to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat, not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot –that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.
And now there was a new contestant, the latest Running Man, staking his life while a nation watched.
The Running Man is also available as part of the one volume edition The Bachman Books by Stephen King
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Posted by demonik on June 11, 2012
John Wyndham – Jizzle (NEL, 1973; Four Square, 1962)
A Present from Brunswick
How Do I Do
Affair of the Heart
Look Natural, Please!
Perforce to Dream
More Spinned Against
Take a dip into a world where reality trembles and sanity is all in the mind. A world created by the brilliant author of Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes.
There’s a monkey with a unique artistic talent –
A man living his life over and over again –
The tube in the rush hour that was so crowded it seemed like hell; in fact is was Hell…
Sit back and enjoy these fragments from beyond the edge of reason. And, keep looking behind you!
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Posted by demonik on April 14, 2011
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #18 (May, 2011)
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
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.
A look back at the WW2 pulp series; The Sergeant by Gordon Davis and The Rat Bastards by John Mackie – Justin Marriott
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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Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010
David Ely – Seconds (Four Square, August 1965)
If you were a bored, overweight banker with a fat depressing wife, and you had the chance to become a lean, sardonically handsome bachelor — rich, devastating to women … would you take it?
This is the story of a man who did.
Following the address on a scrap of paper, Wilson found himself in a world of telephone calls from the dead, operating theatres where middle-aged men are wheeled in and youthful copies wheeled out … a world in which young girls who had seemed forever out of reach were suddenly sensuous and willing …
“Don’t miss this most ingenious, original and very well written suspense fantasy that starts like a daydream and ends like a nightmare.” – THE OBSERVER
“‘Masterful and macabre novel.” – DAILY EXPRESS
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Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010
Justin Marriott (ed.) – A Visual Guide To New English Library: Volume One (Nov. 2010)
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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