---Word from Wildside:
Available after 10/5/2004.
THE SPIDER STRAIN (And Other Tales from the Pulps)
by Johnston McCulley
Trade paperback, $15.95
In "The Spider Strain," the supervillain's right-hand man, John Warwick,
must steal a priceless necklace. This is his last assignment, for if he can
finally satisfy the Spider, he will free himself from the criminal forever.
With a rival gang after the necklace and the Spider's fate hanging in the
balance, this may be Warwick's most dangerous assignment yet. A beautiful
woman, a decades-old secret, and thieves running rampant at a high society
party make for a brisk caper-story . . . and the culmination of the
long-running Spider series! This volume also features a fine selection of
other mystery tales from the pulps by Johnston McCulley, who remains most
famous as the creator of Zorro.
Currently at printer. Available after 10/10/2004.
Pulp Classics: Tales of Magic and Mystery
Series Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Trade paperback, $19.95
Tales of Magic and Mystery, which published five issues between December
1927 and April 1928 under the (anonymous) editorship of Walter B. Gibson,
remains one of the rarest and most sought after of the early fantasy pulp
magazines. The third issue, featuring an uncredited cover believed to be by
Earle Bergey according to Peter Haining’s excellent reference book Monthly
Terrors, also features contributions from Arthur Neale, Archie Binns,
Howard Thurston, Carl M. Rosenquist, Ludwig Haupt, Walter B. Gibson, and
NOTE: Due to the short length of this magazine, the editor has added three
additional stories from other pulp magazines: “The Red Witch,” by Farnham
Bishop & Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur; “For Wounding — Retaliation,” by Nictzin
Dyalhis; and “Blood Ritual,” by Theodore Roscoe.