Friday, December 12, 2008

ADVENTURE HOUSE - THE THRILL BOOK VOLUME 1 (OF 2)!

ADVENTURE HOUSE - THE THRILL BOOK VOLUME 1 (OF 2)!

The first seven issues from 1919 (all edited by Harold Hersey) of this classic Street & Smith pulp magazine that ran for a total of sixteen twice-monthly issues.

An Adventure House exclusive!

THE THRILL BOOK has always had mythical status among pulp and science fiction fans. Introduced during the early days of pulp magazines, THE THRILL BOOK's first seven issues were published using the same dimensions and page counts as the dying genre of magazines known as "Dime Novels." Saddle stitched, with only 48 pages, THE THRILL BOOK broke the mold for "Dime Novels." Its stories had nothing in commong with any other "Dime Novel", even its price was twice the norm for the so-called "Dime Novels" which actually cost only a nickel.

Yet, its impact on "Fantastic" fiction to come isn't denied. Published on a bi-monthly basis, THE THRILL BOOK lasted a scant sixteen issues, and continues to stif the imagination of collectors and readers alike.

Adventure House brings you in multiple volumes, the entire THRILL BOOK saga. Complete with all illustrations, filler and poetry, THE THRILL BOOK COMPLETE is well...just that...complete for the first time since its cancellation in 1919!

BOOKS ARE BEING PRINTED AND BOUND NOW.
Pre-orders are now being accepted
by Mike Chomko for Volume 1
$70 (hardbound)
Hardbound Book, 8.5x11, 402 pages
First 7 Issues: March 1, 1919 - June 1, 1919

Volume 2 will be available at a later date.

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

1 comment:

Peter said...

Hi

I found this:

http://www.lulu.com/content/2347199

while googling "The Thrill Book" awhile back and since I have been eagerly awaiting AH's publication since 2007, I ordered it (a bird in the hand...etc). It's excellent and the larger type is a blessing for those of us with eyes older than 20 :)

It was my first order from Lulu, and I have to say I'm very impressed with the quality of the book.

This appears to be the same idea as above, except it's four volumes and Vol 4 will apparently include indices, etc from the magazine.

I've ordered Volume 2 from the same seller on Lulu. Apparently only Volumes 1 and 2 are available for order. The person with this Lulu account told me that Vols 3 and 4 will be out by "the end of summer or early fall".

The same person also sells replica copies of the first dozen or so Thrill Books, with (so I'm told) the rest on the way.