The Hounds of Tindalos and Other Stories – five stories of horror from Frank Belknap Long, Jr. including three classic contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos.
Dr. Fu-Manchu, the master of fiendish deaths, and now a member of the Sacred Order of the White Peacock, has returned. Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie must somehow thwart his evil plans to take over the world.
Five Western stories by Ernest Haycox including Stage to Lordsburg, made into the classic Western film Stagecoach directed by John Ford. This film starred Clare Trevor and introduced John Wayne in his first leading role.
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 classic science fiction novel, The War of the Worlds was first serialized by Pearson’s Magazine in the UK between April and December of 1897. It is one of the earliest stories about an invasion of the Earth by extraterrestrials.
Bar-20 – Being a record of certain happenings that occurred in the otherwise peaceful lives of one Hopalong Cassidy and his companions on the range.
“Farewell To The Master” is the novelette that was the basis for the 1951 film, The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal, and directed by Robert Wise.
Gunmen of Glory by Clarence E. Mulford – The Kid, sick and desperate, stumbles upon Hopalong Cassidy and tells him the gruesome story of his wife’s murder by Big Henry’s outlaw gang. Hopalong un-limbers his six-shooter and sets out to clean things up.
A manuscript is found that details the adventures of an American passenger whose ship is sunk by a U-boat in 1916, and ultimately finds himself on an island roamed by dinosaurs and cavemen. Burroughs’ working title for this novel was “The Lost U-Boat.”
The City of the Living Dead – Civilizations are messy things. Everyone has their own ideas on how to run them. How do you go about building a Utopia? Who should run them? Politicians? Scientists? Psychologists? Artists? And what do you do with a civilization when you are running it?
Early Cthulhu Stories – seven early stories by H.P. Lovecraft that are the foundation of the Cthulhu Mythos. The Cthulhu stories describe a race of “Elder Beings” who once ruled the universe, but who are now imprisoned or sleeping in some remote part of the Earth or elsewhere in the universe. They only await the time “when the stars are right” to return and resume their rule. Monsters and evil humans live and act to hasten this return.
Conan the Barbarian: The Beginnings contains the first three Conan novelettes as well as Robert E. Howard’s introduction to the Hyborian world of Conan.