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July 13, 2020

Summer Reads

Here we are right in the middle of the long hot summer. A little escapism isn't such a bad thing is it? We've been working on some great new books and have plenty more on the list to work on.
A few of the best reads we've produced lately have been:
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War Stories by John D. MacDonald
War Stories – a collection of four early stories by John D. MacDonald, of private wars fought against the larger backdrop of World War II.

Interlude in India - the story that launched the writing career of John D. MacDonald. Short but terrific.

Blame Those Who Die – Adventure in Ceylon Opens with the Young American Making Off with Someone Else’s Airplane and Ends When the East Closes One Account

The Flying Elephants – Bill Drucker Liked His Job in Ceylon With Its Weird Contrasts of Civilization and Savagery; Now It Seemed He Was to Lose It

Coward In The Game – Battlefield or Football Field, They Both Take Guts – But Maybe a Different Kind
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The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft
A brilliant word picture which weaves time, archeology and brain travel into a fascinating narrative of explorative science.

Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, seemingly possessed for a number of years, has mentally traded places with a being from another time and place. Peaslee sojourns in an odd library world belonging to the Great Race of Yith while a Yithian researcher uses his body on Earth. When he is returned to his own body, he finds that those around him have judged him insane due to the actions of the Yithian that possessed his body. While he was experiencing a Yithian existence in Earth’s ancient past, the Yithian occupying his body was experiencing a human one in the present day.
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Centaurus by Sam Merwin, Jr.
A story about a time traveling Roman centurian, space aliens (the Centaureans), flying saucers, the FBI, loose women, and booze. Lots of booze.

Through space and time came the Flying Saucers in the most exciting manhunt ever known! There Were Prizes for Everybody, Including a Special Type of Dreamboat for the Women!

This was just a fun read!
So chill out, put your feet up and read a book guaranteed to make you forget your troubles and take you into a different world.
Some great book sets to wile away the long hot summer......

On Sale This Month.

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The Early Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
Dr. Fu-Manchu was an evil genius and a connoisseur of exotic murder. He disdained the use of guns and knives, favoring exotic poisons, insects, fungi and the use of dacoits, thuggees, and other members of secret societies to effect his will.

The first three Fu-Manchu novels:
The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu (1913)
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu (1916)
The Hand of Fu-Manchu (1917)

The eleven later Fu-Manchu novels followed after a fourteen year break.
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The Narratives of Gregg Haljan by Ray Cummings
The Narratives of Gregg Haljan are a pair of early space opera novels, Brigands of the Moon and Wandl, the Invader. Gregg Haljan and his companions fight space pirates and alien invaders.

In Brigands of the Moon, Gregg Haljan, Third Officer of the Planetara, must fight Martian pirates and Earth traitors to protect the precious radium ore found on the Moon from being hijacked.

In Wandl the Invader, Gregg Haljan, Snap, Anita and Venza are back trying to save the Earth, Mars and Venus from being destroyed by the giant brains of the planet Wandl.
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The Skylark Trilogy by E.E. 'Doc' Smith
The Skylark of Space was first published in Amazing Stories in 1928. While there are earlier stories about space travel, it is the first novel about interstellar travel and is considered the first “space opera” book.

During an experiment for the Government Bureau of Chemistry, Richard Seaton realises that he has discovered the means for liberating intra-atomic energy. Seaton, and a friend, millionaire Reynolds Crane, decide to build a space-flier, to be propelled by this intra-atomic energy.

Meanwhile, Marc DuQuesne and the Steel Trust, aware of the discovery’s potential, make attempts to steal the experimental solution the discovery is based on and the plans for the space-flier.

Skylark Three (1930) by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith is the second book of the classic Skylark trilogy. Skylark Three is “the tale of the galactic cruise which ushered in Universal Civilization.”

The Skylark of Valeron (1934-5) brings to a conclusion the classic Skylark trilogy by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith. While DuQuesne has survived to become Master of the Earth, the Seatons and the Cranes must run for their lives into the fourth dimension— from which none have ever returned.
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Elak of Atlantis and Jirel of Joiry are, in a way, a matched pair. Elak, written by Henry Kuttner, and Jirel, written by C.L. (Catherine Lucille) Moore, are heroes of the Swords and Sorcery sub-genre of fantasy fiction. What better way to be introduced to these two superb authors, from before they married, than through two of their acclaimed series. Similar, and yet so different.
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The Complete Doctor Satan by Paul Ernst
The Complete Doctor Satan – the sinister and evil Doctor Satan, master of both scientific and occult knowledge schemes to terrorize the populace. Ascott Keane, occult detective, equally a master of the scientific and the occult stands in his way.
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Adam Link: Robot Complete Set by Eando Binder
This is the Complete Set of all three volumes of the Adam Link: Robot stories by Eando Binder. The Adam Link saga was originally published in Amazing Stories and was always eagerly awaited. The set contains all ten of the original stories.

Volume 1
I, Robot
The Trial of Adam Link
Adam Link in Business
Adam Link’s Vengeance
Volume 2
Adam Link, Robot Detective
Adam Link, Champion Athlete
Adam Link Fights a War
Volume 3
Adam Link in the Past
Adam Link Faces a Revolt
Adam Link Saves the World
It's the middle of the long hot lockdown summer and you're bored. Come by The Pulp Fiction Book Store and find a book to take your mind off your blown summer travel plans. You'll be glad you did.
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