Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Classic Pulp revisited

Posted: March 23, 2017 in Books, Cool stuff

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Picked up a few books the other day. I truly love the cover of this one, “The Radio Gunrunners” (Altus Press, 2016) by author Ralph Milne Farley. Originally published in Argosy in 1930, it warms my heart to see this in reprint today. The book is part of The Argosy Library series. 200 pages.

Top notch.

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One good thing about the web is that people are putting up all sorts of things, and some of it can obviously be both fun to watch but also help you decide whether to buy a product or not. I have made a habit of checking out fans unpacking boxes with musical content (the expensive stuff), giving you a first reaction and showing you the goods. Here we have a current example from the UK, as we get to see the Babymetal “Live At Wembley” set unboxed and reviewed by CallieSakura (name of the YouTube Channel). This is a charming example of this and you can sense the excitement in the air. I can totally relate to that. And if you like this film there is plenty more to check out on this Channel.

View the report here.

Deeper meaning of Xena

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Books, General, TV & Movies

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Two Xena books, both independently published in January 2017 by author Valerie Estelle Frankel; “Xena Goes To Camp – On Feminism, Anachronism, And Subversion” and “Xena And The Heroine´s Journey – Symbols, Archetypes, And Deeper Meaning”.

I sort of like the covers too.

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Independently published a few weeks ago (in February 2017), Neil Priddey´s “Deep Purple – The Complete UK Vinyl Discography 1968-1982” looks like a good read.

Nice cover.

The Horwitz novels

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Books, Cool stuff, General

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Here is a blast from the past. The Horwitz books were published in Australia and New Zealand and when I check out some of the covers I can see that they were translated for the Swedish market as well (at least some titles). This novel could well have been one of them although I can not check this out right now as my collection of Victory books are tucked away in the basement.

I own hundreds of these books and I miss that era.

Cryptozoology Anthology

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Books

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This book popped in the other day but it might not be what you think it is on first glance. “Cryptozoology Anthology” (New Texture, 2015) takes you to the world of Men´s Magazines, classic Pulp stuff from that long lost era that some of us long for now. And what you get is 13 novels from different magazines, all dealing with strange creatures. Edited by Robert Deis, David Coleman and Wyatt Doyle. 308 pages.

Top notch.

Heros The Spartan

Posted: March 4, 2017 in Books, Comics, Cool stuff, General

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Now here is a classic worthy of some serious worship, Frank Bellamy´s “Hero The Spartan” (Book Palace Books, 2013). Originally published in the UK in the early 1960s, the entire series has been lovingly restored in this 272 page book. Limited edition, 600 copies. There is a run of 120 books in leatherbounds but you will have to rob a bank or sell your kidneys in order to secure that one.

Check it out here.