Tag Archives: pulp fiction

Otto Penzler’s The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps 

This formidable anthology is subtitled The Best Crime Stories From The Pulps During Their Golden Age — The ’20s, ’30’s And ’40s. With a couple of exceptions, that is a fairly accurate description. At its best, pulp fiction works like a … Continue reading

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Jeff Siegel’s The American Detective: An Illustrated History

Mark Cenczyk penned this review. The course taken by American mystery fiction can politely be described as circuitous. The genre has been regarded largely as second-tier reading by the greater public, a fact that can be confirmed by even the most … Continue reading

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Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Absolute Edition

I don’t own many of the Absolute Editions because a) they cost a lot, and b) there’s very few other graphic novels I believe warrant this approach such as the Absolute Edition of the Planetary series that was written by … Continue reading

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Philip Jose Farmer’s Tarzan Alive 

Mention the name of Tarzan and most people think of the brawny hero of a series of B-movies made in the ’30s and ’40s. Elmo Lincoln was the first actor to portray the so-called “Ape Man” way back in 1918, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng Chiang

Doctor Who since being rebooted in 2005 has benefited from advances in digital effects, customing, green screen shooting, makeup, and, oh just about everything else we take for granted in watching a sf television program these days. Back when this … Continue reading

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