Saturday, January 22, 2011

PULP NOW: THE SPIDER AND DOMINO LADY!

PULP NOW: THE SPIDER AND DOMINO LADY!

ARRIVING IN COMIC SHOPS JANUARY 26TH!

WRITTEN BY NANCY HOLDER AND JOE GENTILE
ART BY E.M. GEIST
COVER BY STEPHEN BRYANT

A "Return of the Originals" event! "The Lady and the Spider." A tale told in widevision! A catastrophe puts The Spider in the arms of lovely Domino Lady. Be here for the first time the Master of Men and the Sexy Avenger ignite the comic pages, as they deal with spontaneous flaming zombies!

40 PAGES ~ BLACK AND WHITE ~ $3.99.

MOONSTONE BOOKS

PULP NOW: WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPER CONVENTION!

PULP NOW: THE SHADOW MYSTIC ID COIN!

PULP NOW: THE SHADOW MYSTIC ID COIN!

NOW AVAILABLE!

It's time again to honor the tradition of old-time premiums for only a box-top and a dime! (Except the price has gone up.) We offer you The Shadow's special Mystic Coin, and what's even better, there's no box-top required!

In the old days, a mail-away premium like this would have cost you a dime and a boxtop. Adjusted for inflation, a dime in 1940 would be worth $1.57 in 2011. But you can get this sensational ID Coin for only $0.50 in today's cash. So actually, you're saving over a buck and you don't even have to send in a boxtop. How great is that!

(That same dime in 1940 would get you entry to a movie -- a double feature with newsreel, cartoon and several short subjects. Today, admission to a single feature costs close to $10. So this Mystic Shadow ID Coin is a bargain, indeed!)

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:

Inside the US:

To order your very own Shadow Coin, enclose fifty cents (US) for each coin (limit 2) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (standard business size, please) to:

John Olsen
20512 SW Roy Rogers Rd. #217
Sherwood, Oregon 97140
USA

Outside the US:

To order your very own Shadow Coin, enclose fifty cents (US) for each coin (limit 2) along with a self-addressed envelope and an international reply coupon, available from your post office, to the above address.

Please note that this is a limited edition, numbered coin. Only 1,000 have been made. Once they're gone, there will be no more.

Requests for specific numbers cannot be honored, unfortunately. Earlier orders will reveive lower numbers.

Sorry, no PayPal or stamps. US cash or check, only.
(Limit two (2) Mystic Shadow Coins per household, please. Supplies are limited, and I want as many Shadow fans as possible to have one. Offer good while supplies last or until March 1, 2011.)

SHADOW MYSTIC ID COIN

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MAN IN A SUITCASE!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MAN IN A SUITCASE!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES FROM THE ‘60s IS FINALLY COMING TO DVD THANKS TO ACORN MEDIA . . . I REMEMBER THIS SERIES FONDLY AND CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS FIRST SET . . .

MAN IN A SUITCASE

A rogue agent for hire in 1960s Europe

Accused of treason, a former American agent turns private eye

"Mac" McGill (Richard Bradford, The Untouchables) is an ex-spy with a murky past and an uncertain future. Wrongfully dismissed by his bosses in U.S. intelligence, he decides to freelance as a private detective based out of London.

McGill’s work takes him far and wide, yet seemingly always on a collision course with the British authorities, the Soviets, and his old colleagues in American espionage. Beset by enemies on all sides, he strives to clear his name and restore his reputation. But until he does, he remains on the run, taking jobs in the dark and dangerous corners of European society.

This action-packed Cold War drama aired on ABC in the late 1960s and features savvy writing and a host of superb guest stars, including Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice), James Grout (Inspector Morse), Anton Rodgers (Lillie), Nicola Pagett (Upstairs, Downstairs), Peter Vaughan (The Remains of the Day), Stuart Damon (General Hospital), and Judy Geeson (Mad About You).

"Stylish action-adventure series" --The Independent (U.K.)

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HAT TIP TO SPY VIBE

HARD CASE CRIME: SLEAZE REDUX!

HARD CASE CRIME: SLEAZE REDUX!

Hard Case Crime has announced details of their first four new titles which will be published under their venture with Titan Books.

The hot cover (above) for Hard Case Crime’s latest Lawrence Block title, Getting Off, is coolly reminiscent of the heyday of sleaze paperbacks . . .

GETTING OFF
A NOVEL OF SEX AND VIOLENCE BY LAWRENCE BLOCK
(WRITING AS JILL EMERSON)

The story of a beautiful young woman who sets off on a mission to kill every man she's ever slept with (and she's slept with quite a few). For this book, Lawrence Block is reviving a pseudonym he hasn't used in almost 40 years, under which he wrote seven particularly sexy books back in the day. When he saw how sexy this new one was coming out, he thought . . . that's the Jill Emerson in me coming out again . . .

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THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

VINTAGE COVERS: END OF A CALL GIRL!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: SHAKE HIM TILL HE RATTLES / IT'S COLD OUT THERE!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: SHAKE HIM TILL HE RATTLES / IT'S COLD OUT THERE!

MALCOLM BRALY

(I’VE GOT A FULL SCHEDULE AHEAD OF ME TODAY, SO I’M POSTING THIS REGULAR WEEKLY SEGMENT EARLY . . .)

Being in San Francisco for a couple of weeks, I naturally made my way to The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore. While the nature of the store has changed since original owner Bruce Taylor sold it a decade ago, I still found a few items amongst the stacks different from anywhere else.

Looking for something specific to San Francisco, I was delighted to come across a 2006 Stark House reprint collecting two down and dirty novels from the early ‘60s by Malcolm Braly – a man who spent much of his life in various federal penitentiaries, wrote most of his novels behind prison walls, and knew the life from which he drew his fiction.

Published by Gold Medal, these two books are a genius blending of Jim Thompson and Jack Kerouac – call it Beat Noir.

In his concise, but too short, introduction to this volume, the ubiquitous Ed Gorman compares Braly to Charles Willeford, which I think is on the money in most ways. However, while reading these novels, I kept thinking of another Charles – the poet of dissipation, Charles Bukowski.

SHAKE HIM TILL HE RATTLES

North Beach, San Francisco: It is the early 1960's and the beat scene is changing. The Narco Squad are coming down heavy. One particular narc, Lieutenant Carver, really has it in for Lee Cabiness. All Cabiness wants to do is jam on his sax, score some weed and hang with the action. He had a thing going with Jean but that's cooled off, and now she's going with that flashy pimp, Randozza.

One night Cabiness's friend Furg introduces him to Clair Hubler, a slumming rich girl who wants to hire them for a private party. She's got an anti-guy vibe but you never know. But all Furg wants to do is score some junk to find out what all the excitement's about. Naturally he thinks of Sullivan, the local junkie playwright. But Sullivan has a problem – Carver is using him to set up his friends.

One summer in North Beach, they all collide. That's when things get crazy, real crazy.

IT'S COLD OUT THERE

JD Bing is out from San Quentin, just trying to get by selling encyclopedias – but he's not very good at it. In fact, he's getting desperate. Kristie has just lost her airline job and is holding herself together so tight she's beginning to lose touch with reality. Grove is a quiet young man who gets by selling clever little cartoons to the papers, trying to work up his nerve to ask out Kristie.

When Bing comes around their apartment building in a last ditch attempt to sell, their lives are forever changed. Because Bing has entered a world of backstabbing winos, lonely check-kiting old men, cocktail waitressing divorcees, bullying counterfeiters, impotent ex-generals and crazy street people.

It's a California underground – life on the fringes. And as Bing soon finds out, he was safer in prison.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Malcolm Braly was born in Portland, Oregon in 1925. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, he began a life of theft. He was first sent to the Preston School of Industry near Redding, California, eventually spending the first 40 years of his life in and out of prisons, including Nevada State Prison, Folsom State Prison and San Quentin, where he wrote his first three novels. Knox Burger of Gold Medal Books immediately offered him a contract and inspired Braly to take control of his life. After his final release Braly married and settled in Roxbury, New York. After 15 years of freedom, he died in a car accident in 1980.

This is hardcore stuff – no heroes, just losers and sharks. The joy is in figuing out which is which . . . The perfect read set in an amazing city.

VINTAGE COVERS:

COCKTAIL NATION #157 ~ MOD MIAMI!

COCKTAIL NATION #157 ~ MOD MIAMI!

This week, Koop talks to Mike Jones, the man running the Mod Miami event this year. There will also be the new segment Swank Advice, the usual look at the world of swank, and Ask Koop . . . There’s also news about the Ratpack, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and the best lounge and exotica music available.

PLAYLIST:

Kenny Sasaki and the Tiki Boys ~ A Night Of Ghost
Orchestrotica ~ Terre Exotique
Martini Kings ~ Swingin Shepard Blues
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ Islands In Orbit
Vicki Carr ~ Time After Time
Chaino And His African Percussion ~ Bongo Samba
Julie London ~ What is this thing called love
Les Baxter ~ (Noisy Village) Barb
Jimmy Vargas ~ She took my last cigarette
Jackie Gleason ~ Poor Butterfly
Richard Hayman ~ Alone, At Last
JackieJoey Altruda ~ mambo bardot
Pink Martini ~ Sunday Table
Skip Heller ~ El Tiradito

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PULP NOW: COMMANDER X ADVENTURES!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . FANTASY / ACTION!

NINJA

JON F. MERZ

In the style of Robert E. Howard, NINJA tells the story of a mythical warrior hero named Ran as he graduates from the ninja school he has been attending for twenty years and begins undertaking all sorts of missions across an alternate Earth. Ran will travel far and wide gathering intelligence, acquiring priceless artifacts, and battling evil wherever he finds it...

Written by bestselling author Jon F. Merz, himself a 20-year+ practitioner and master instructor of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu, NINJA is destined to thrill readers with its authentic ninja action combined with the adrenaline of the best fantasy fiction. This is the first in a planned series of adventure surrounding Ran.

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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: AGENT 0008!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: AGENT 0008!

CLYDE ALLISON

THESE SEX-CENTRIC JAMES BOND SPOOFS ARE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTOR’S ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PAPERBACK PUBLICATIONS MOSTLY DUE TO THE LURID COVER ART. HOWEVER, ALLISON WAS NOT A BAD AUTHOR AND THE TALES OF AGENT 0008 ARE ACTUALLY WORTH READING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY PREMIUM COLLECTOR’S PRICES FOR THE EXPERIENCE . . .

THE TWO BOOKS BELOW ARE ACTUALLY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR KINDLE FOR $1.00 EACH – A BARGAIN AT TWICE THE PRICE. IF YOU’VE NEVER READ THESE GEMS, OR JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT ALL THE FUAA IS ABOUT, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE . . .

THE DESDAMONA AFFAIR

Menaced by the War on Poverty, SADISTO is poverty stricken! 0008's career of wanton seduction and assassination is ended... unless he bags a fortune stolen by the international mystery woman of the jet set, ravishingly sadistic D. Eva de Struxion, who alone holds the key to modern science's most fantastic breakthrough – a secret every agent in the world hungers for . . .

SADISTO's darkest hour became the The Desdamona Affair . . .

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GAMEFINGER

Mad-dog billionaire, Cantwell Undershaft, was devising the most diabolic scheme in 2,000 years--revival of the bloody and orgiastic Games of Ancient Rome in all their lewd and gory splendor...telecasting from outer space color broadcasts of the grisly spectacles--naked men and girls hacking each other to death, mauled by enraged wild beasts, torn to shreds by half-starved barracudas... His goal, ending forever mankind's lust for war by fulfilling its craving for bloody, sexually sadistic kicks.

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FREE E-BOOK: THE AFFAIR OF THE WOODEN BOY!

FREE E-BOOK: THE AFFAIR OF THE WOODEN BOY!

MEL ODOM (AKA: IAN DOYLE) TELLS US ABOUT HIS LIMITED TIME FREE E-BOOK OFFER . . .

In an effort to better understand the growing emarket, I'm offering copies of my newest e-novella to interested reviewers. I'm planning on taking 10 from each site that contacts me.


TO GET AN E-COPY OF THE AFFAIR OF THE WOODEN BOY (A VICTORIAN FANTASY / STEAMPUNK TALE) CONTACT MEL VIA HIS BLOG, AND LET HIM KNOW WHICH BLOG YOU SAW THE OFFER ON . . .


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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE KENSEI!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: THE KENSEI!

A LAWSON VAMPIRE SECRET AGENT NOVEL

JON F. MERZ

THIS ONE CAUGHT MY EYE BECAUSE OF THE AUTHOR’S PULP ROOTS AS DISPLAYED IN HIS NUMEROUS ENTRIES IN THE ROGUE ANGEL SERIES . . . THE KENSIE PROMISES A VERY DIFFERENT TWIST ON THE ESPIONAGE GENRE, LET ALONE THE VAMPIRE GENRE . . . GIVE IT A TRY . . .

Meet Lawson. A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando - James Bond with fangs.

Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home. In The Kensei, a battle-weary Lawson heads to Japan for a little rest and some advanced ninja training.

But he no sooner steps off the plane than lands in the midst of a Yakuza turf war orchestrated by a shadowy figure known as the Kensei. With the help of Talya, a former KGB-assassin, Lawson must put a stop to the Kensei’s organ trafficking networks, prevent the creation of an army of vampire-human hybrids, and save his own skin in the process.

"If James Bond, True Blood and Kill Bill created a mutant hybrid of a book, it would be The Kensei. A bullet train slice 'em, dice 'em mixture of action, suspense, and vampire ninjas. Did I mention vampire ninjas?" – Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Fury and The Darkness

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FANTASY CORNER: JOHN TAYLOR, NIGHTSIDE P. I.!

FANTASY CORNER: JOHN TAYLOR, NIGHTSIDE P. I.!

SIMON GREEN

A HARD DAY’S KNIGHT

John Taylor is a P.I. with a special talent for finding lost things in the dark and secret center of London known as the Nightside. He's also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why he was chosen to wield it, John must consult the Last Defenders of Camelot, a group of knights who dwell in a place that some find more frightening than the Nightside.

London Proper. It's been years since John's been back-and there are good reasons for that.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNCANNY

John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding things, gets a visit from Walker-the powerful, never-to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities. He tells John he's dying, and wants to offer him an important job: His....

VINTAGE COVERS: THE TURQUOISE SPIKE!

Monday, January 17, 2011

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

Returning home from work, a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime. The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the radio, and a K-9 unit, patrolling nearby, was the first to respond.

As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash, the blonde ran out on the porch, shuddered at the sight of the cop and his dog, then sat down on the steps.

Putting her face in her hands, she moaned, 'I come home to find all my possessions stolen. I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send me a BLIND policeman!'

VINTAGE COVERS: THE NINE WRONG ANSWERS!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE BEST SPY VIBE!

THE BEST SPY VIBE!

HOW DOOL IS IT WHEN TWO STRANGERS, WHO ONLY KNOW EACH OTHER FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE SPY RELATED BLOGS, GET TO MEET AND TALK ALL THINGS SPIES AND VINTAGE MOVIES AND PAPERBACKS . . . LET ME TELL YOU, IT'S WAY COOL!

SPY VIBE CURATOR, AND FELLOW C.O.B.R.A.S., JASON WHITON KINDLY TOOK TIME OUT OF HIS DAY TO COME INTO SAN FRANCISCO, FROM HIS HOME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, TO MEET WITH ME WHILE I WAS IN TOWN.  THE SPARK OF FRIENDSHIP WAS INSTANTANEOUS, WITH OUR INTERESTS COINCIDING ON JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING SPY RELATED -- RIGHT DOWN TO MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. RING TONES.

THANKS, JASON FOR HANGING OUT AND FOR THE TIP ON THE COOLEST BOOKSTORE IN TOWN AND THE TRIP TO THE SECOND COOLEST . . .

C.O.B.R.A.S. RULE!

THE CAT'S MEOW: DRIFT CAT'S!

SETH ROGAN IS NOT (REPEAT, NOT) THE GREEN HORNET!

SETH ROGAN IS NOT (REPEAT, NOT) THE GREEN HORNET!

A TOTAL WASTE OF BRAIN CELLS. THIS MOVIE WILL EASILY BE ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR. I WALKED OUT HALFWAY THROUGH AND ASKED FOR MY MONEY BACK. I’VE ONLY EVER DONE THAT ONCE BEFORE. THE MOVIE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GREEN HORNET AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH SETH ROGAN THINKING HE’S FUNNY ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT. THIS IS A SETH ROGAN MOVIE, COMPLETE WITH BAD GAY JOKES AND OTHER UNCOMFORTABLE HUMOR, AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GREEN HORNET.

I JUST DON’T GET IT . . . HOW DO YOU SCREW UP ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC PULP CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME SO BADLY? DIDN’T ANYONE IN THE STUDIOS READ THE SCRIPT?

THE FACT IT’S MAKING MONEY MUST BE A SIGN OF THE COMING APOCALYPSE . . .

CAN THE DESECRATION OF THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. BE FAR BEHIND . . .

JOHN’S GRILL / THE MALTESE FALCON!

JOHN’S GRILL / THE MALTESE FALCON!

JUST RETURNED FROM AN EXCELLENT MEAL AT JOHN’S GRILL IN SAN FRANCISCO. THIS JOINT HARKS BACK TO THE DAYS OF CLASSIC STEAK HOUSES, BUT IS RENOUN FOR BEING USED AS A LOCATION IN DASHIELL HAMMETT’S NOVEL THE MALTESE FALCON -- THE HOUSE DRINK IS NOW CALLED THE BLOODY BRIDGET, AFTER HAMMETT’S FICTIONAL MURDERESS.

TOO COOL . . .

PHASES OF THE MOON #2 ~ HONEY WEST / KOLCHAK!

PHASES OF THE MOON #2 ~ HONEY WEST / KOLCHAK!

MOONSTONE BOOKS

A story arc so encompassing, it spans three flip comics, six Moonstone titles and several decades! Honey investigates a serial killer and discovers links to drugs, cults and political corruption. The heinous murders seem similar to serial killings of years past, but they are so grotesque Kolchak is sure they are supernatural in nature. Can he be far off? Book Two of three low priced, all color comics!

24 PAGES ~ COLOR ~ $2.50

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN . . .

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN . . .

WHILE THE TITLE OF THE LATEST JAMES BOND MOVIE IS STILL UP FOR GRABS, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR JEFFREY DEAVER DISCLOSED TODAY VIA TWITTER AND IN A SPECIAL LAUNCH EVENT AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL IN DUBAI THAT HIS JAMES BOND NOVEL, FEATURING A REBOOTED 007, WILL BE CALLED CARTE BLANCHE.

ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED WITH THE WORKING TITLE PROJECT X, DEAVER’S CONTIUATION OF THE JAMES BOND SAGA WILL FEATURE AN UPDATED BOND AND WILL MAKE NO ATTEMPT TO ALIGNE WITH THE ESTABLISHED JAMES BOND CONTINUITY OF THE ORIGINAL NOVELS AND THE OTHER 007 NOVELS FROM CONTINUATION AUTHORS SUCH AS KINGSLY AMIS, JOHN GARDNER, RAYMOND BENSON AND SEBASTIAN FAULKS

REGARDING THE BOOK'S TITLE, DEAVER STATED, “IN THE WORLD OF ESPIONAGE, GIVING AN AGENT CARTE BLANCHE ON A MISSION COMES WITH AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TRUST AND CONSTANTLY TESTS BOTH PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT. PART OF THE NONSTOP SUSPENSE IN THE NOVEL IS THE LOOMING QUESTION OF WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE IN MATTERS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. ARE THERE LINES THAT EVEN JAMES BOND SHOULD NOT CROSS?”

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VINTAGE COVERS: MURDER IN MAJORCA!

WRITERS CORNER: HOW TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS!

WRITERS CORNER: HOW TO WRITE MAGICAL WORDS!

THIS IS ONE OF THE BETTER HOW-TO BOOKS ON WRITING I’VE COME ACROSS IN A WHILE . . .

How To Write Magical Words: A Writer's Companion is a compilation of essays originally published on MagicalWords.net, a popular writing blog with thousands of regular followers. Distilling three years worth of helpful advice into a single, portable volume, it contains nearly 100 essays covering such wide-ranging topics as:

- Getting Started . . . Again
- Creating Characters in Small Spaces
- Storytelling Tropes: Belief
- Binding Character and Narrative: Point of View
- Word Choice and Pacing
- Metaphors, Similes, and Analogies, Oh My . . .
- Writing Action Scenes
- The Beginning of the End
- Developing Your Internal Editor
- Artistic Choices and the Market
- Business Realities for the Writer

Many of these essays are accompanied by comments and questions from the blog's readers, along with the author's response, making this volume unique among how-to books on any subject.

The core members of Magical Words—David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, and Edmund R. Schubert—have experience writing and editing fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction, non-fiction, and more. This group is uniquely qualified to cover the full spectrum of writing-related issues. How To Write Magical Words: A Writer's Companion is a book that belongs in the library of anyone interested in the craft of writing, the business of writing, and the writing life.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

EL DIABOLIK’S WORLD OF PSYCHOTRONIC SOUNDTRACKS PODCAST!

EL DIABOLIK’S WORLD OF PSYCHOTRONIC SOUNDTRACKS PODCAST!

THIS DELECTABLY ECLECTIC PODCAST IS HARD TO DISCRIBE, BUT HERE’S WHAT DUNCAN FROM EL DIABOLIK TOLD CINEMA RETRO . . .

We play soundtracks from all over the world, mainly from the 60's through to the 80's. Horror, Italian crime, British Cult, French Crime, Blaxploitation, Beat, Giallo, Bollywood, Sexploitation, Fung Fu, and just plain classic soundtracks. The latest show is a German special. We're far from professionals, we do this for fun and hope others enjoy the music with us. I try and play nearly all the music from the original vinyl pressings where possible.

IF YOU CAN DIG IT CLICK HERE

HAT TIP TO CINEMA RETRO

VINTAGE COVERS: THIS IS FOR REAL!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

PULP NOW: ULTIMATE PULP TEAM UP!

PULP NOW: ULTIMATE PULP TEAM UP!

COMING SOON FROM MOONSTONE BOOKS

MARTIN POWELL / JAY PISCOPO

THE SPIDER: CURSE OF THE UNHOLY 3

FEATURING THE FIRST EVER TEAM UP OF THE MASTER OF MEN AND HIS FELLOW PULP HEROES – OPERATOR 5 AND G-8 AND HIS BATTELING ACES!

PULP NOW: THE SPIDER #2!

PULP NOW: THE SPIDER #2!

REIGN OF THE THUNDER KING!

COMING IN MARCH!

MARTIN POWELL GIVES A SNEAK-PEEK OF A PAGE FROM THE SPIDER # 2 ~ REIGN OF THE THUNDER KING.

THE ART IS BY HANNIBAL KING.

TO VISIT MARTIN'S BLOG AND VIEW TWO ADDITIONAL PAGES FROM THE UPCOMING STORY CLICK HERE

MOONSTONE BOOKS

THE CAT'S MEOW!

MYSTERY CORNER: BLACK LENS!

MYSTERY CORNER: BLACK LENS!

KEN BRUEN’S BLACK LENS

A NOVEL IN SERIAL FORM

STARTING JANUARY 19TH

MULHOLLAND BOOKS 

NOIR FOR 2011 AND BEYOND

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VINTAGE COVERS: DEAD WEIGHT!

BLACK JACK JUSTICE #40 ~ THE ALBATROSS!

BLACK JACK JUSTICE #40 ~ THE ALBATROSS!

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE . . .

'The one that got away' is a fine kind of tale for some. fishermen, for example, seem to thrive on the subject. But in the detective business, where things seem to exist in a perpetually unfinished state, there are those cases that just won't stay in the drawer. The ones that never sat quite right. If only you had been a little stronger, a little smarter. . . and sometimes they can weigh a man down, threaten to drag him under as they hang about his neck. It's sink or swim time, and who will win, the flatfoot or. . . The Albatross?

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BRUTON BRK 01 ~ DRIVING FORCE!

BRUTON BRK 01 ~ DRIVING FORCE!

MR. CRAIG’S FUNKY FROLIC DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER FABULOUSLY FUNKY DOWNLOAD . . .

Right from the opening track BRK 01 is in top gear with action packed themes galore. Driving funk, pulsating beats and frenetic horns all play their part in winning over the discerning listener. Several of the tracks have the qualities of a lost blaxploitation soundtrack or crime show themes. Everything is uptempo, dramatic and oh so fun. I would usually list a few of my favourite songs but there is no point because "Driving Force" is one long showreel of funkiness.

TRACKLIST:

1 - Driving Force
2 - Drama Montage
3 - Maniac
4 - Getaway
5 - Fast And Furious
6 - Flying Fists
7 - Contact
8 - Industrial Power
9 - Splashdown
10 - Challenge
11 - Nightride
12 - Monorail
13 - Strident Theme
14 - Strident Theme Alt. End
15 - Daredevil
16 - Live Action
17 - Stress
18 - Moving Tension
19 - Hurry
20 - Speedy
21 – Aggro

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