Tag Archives: Paperback Parade

Black Gat #11

Black-Gat-11_500Author, publisher, and bookseller, Gary Lovisi is a frequent contributor to The Digest Enthusiast. He is also the editor/publisher of Paperback Parade, which celebrates and educates readers about paperback books of every genre. I imagine seeing his own stories published in the classic PBO format he loves must give Gary a special kind of thrill.

Sherlock Holmes & Mr. Mac is a Black Gat Books Original. It’s the eleventh book in the highly-collectible series, an imprint of Stark House Press. Booklist calls it “A must-read for Holmes devotees.”

Mr. Mac is Scotland Yard Inspector Alec MacDonald. He enlists the aid of Sherlock Holmes to solve two different cases: “The Affair of Lady Wescott’s Lost Ruby” and “The Case of the Unseen Assassin.”

Stark House Press and Black Gat Books are produced in the traditional method of print, then distribute. They are available from crime fiction booksellers, big box online book retailers, and directly from Stark House. Get yours before they’re sold out.

Galaxy Novel #9

gn9Four Sided Triangle by William F. Temple is the ninth Galaxy Novel, published in 1952, with a cover by Richard Powers.

Steve Carper’s “The Galaxy Science Fiction Novels” appears in The Digest Enthusiast #4 (June 2016), covering the first 35 digest-sized books in the series. His follow-up “Sin in Space: The Galaxy Beacon Novels,” covering books #36–46 appears in Paperback Parade #97 (March 2017).

Clifford Simak’s Empire

gn7An excerpt from Steve Carper’s “The Galaxy Science Fiction Novels” from TDE4 covers Galaxy Novel #7 (1951), Empire by Clifford D. Simak:

The story originated from John Campbell as a teen. Simak wrote, “Empire was essentially a rewrite of John’s plot. I may have taken a few of the ideas and action, but I didn’t use any of his words. And I certainly tried to humanize his characters.”

Steve’s TDE article focuses on the first 35 Novels published by Galaxy. Surprisingly, the final 11 were published by sleaze house Beacon. For the story on those, see his follow-up piece in the current issue of Paperback Parade (#97) from Gryphon Books.

Raymond F. Jones’ “The Alien”

gn6This excerpt from Steve Carper’s “The Galaxy Science Fiction Novels” from TDE4 covers Galaxy Novel #6 (1951), The Alien by Raymond F. Jones:

“The alien of the title of Jones’ book is found buried deep in an asteroid, the remains of a planet that exploded 500,000 years ago, creating the asteroid belt. That impossible cosmology is par for
 the book, which has its archaeologist heroes battle the weaponized brain of the alien by hopping into a convenient-but-never-before-mentioned faster-than-light starship and zooming to another planet to bring back the only weapon in the universe that can defeat him.”

Steve’s TDE article focuses on the first 35 Novels published by Galaxy. Surprisingly, the final 11 were published by sleaze house Beacon. For the story on those, see his follow-up piece in the current issue of Paperback Parade (#97) from Gryphon Books.

Paperback Parade #97 March 2017

pp97_500The new issue of Gary Lovisi’s Paperback Parade is arriving in mailboxes this week! Here’s the full contents:

“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“All About Girls: Early Vintage Paperback Girlie Pin-up Cartoon Covers” by Gary Lovisi
“The Mutiny” on The Bounty Saga of Mass-Market Paperbacks” by Dan Roberts
“Early Bee-Line Books: Sleaze Lampoons Literature’s Greatest Titles!” by Gary Lovisi and Chris Eckhoff
“Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
“The Pseudonymous Paperback Originals of Lawrence Block” by Don Z. Block
“Sin in Space The Beacon Galaxy Novels” by Steve Carper
“Philip Wylie & the Tragic Gladiator” by Richard L. Kellogg
“Matchless Paperbacks: Tom Murphy’s Ballet!” by Richard Greene
“Great Sherlock Holmes Adventures” by Gary Lovisi
“Short Run Series: UK Key Books True Crime Mystery” by Gary Lovisi

Editor: Gary Lovisi
Designer: Richard Greene
~5.5” x 8.5” 100 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
Gryphon Books

Paperback Parade #96

Paperback Parade #96

The first new issue of Paperback Parade arrived on New Year’s Eve to help celebrate the beginning of 2017. Contents below:

“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“James Meese” by Gary Lovisi
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
“1950’s British Tarzans” by Philip Harbottle
“Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
“The Mysteries of Roy Huggins” by Tom Cantrell
“Roy Huggins Paperback Bibliography” by Tom Cantrell
“Kousoulas & Kevin” by Don Z. Block
“Jay Suspense Books” by Wally Green
“Europa Books” by Gary Lovisi
“2016 UK Paperback & Pulp Book Fair” by David Hyman

Editor: Gary Lovisi
Designer: Richard Greene
5.5” x 8.5” 100 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
Gryphon Books

Links to Today’s Digests

top

If you’re looking for a quick click to explore any of today’s current (or unfortunately recently discontinued) digest magazine websites, remember the Links Page on larquepress.com. Just click on any cover to jump over to their site. (We update the covers often so it’s a good place to see what the current cover looks like as well.)

Save

Paperback Parade #95

Paperback Parade #9, Oct. 2016

Paperback Parade #95, Oct. 2016

Somehow the folks at Gryphon Books have managed five issues of Paperback Parade this year (so far)! Congrats to Gary and Richard for an impressive year. Paperback Parade #95 is now arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes. Contents below:

“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
“She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
“The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
“Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
“American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
“Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
“A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
“Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi

Editor: Gary Lovisi
Designer: Richard Greene
5.5” x 8.5” 100 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
Gryphon Books

Paperback Parade #94 with Bill Crider

Paperback Parade #94

Paperback Parade #94

Yesterday’s mail brought two lovely arrivals. Since we’re all about digests here we’ll start with Gary Lovisi’s Paperback Parade #94 featuring King Kong. Here’s the contents:

“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
“King Kong: The Paperbacks & The Film” by Gary Lovisi
“Ozaki: A Collage & A Homage” by Bill Crider
“Ozaki: Life on a Buckslip” by Richard A. Lupoff
“Ozaki/Saber Paperback List” by Gary Lovisi
“Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
“Earl Norman Spy Series” by Tom Johnson
“Disaster & Philip Wylie” by Richard L. Kellogg
“PEC Sleaze Spy Series” by Gary Lovisi
“A Look at Sneak Previews” by Graham Andrews
“The Man Behind Daniel Boyd” interview by Gary Lovisi
“Reflections of Issac Asimov” by Philip Harbottle

Editor: Gary Lovisi
5.5” x 8.5” 100 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
From: Gryphon Books

Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider

Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider

Hat tip to Gary for highlighting TDE4 in his “Paperback Talk” column which is loaded with PB and digest news items. And I was delighted to see so much coverage on Milton K. Ozaki aka Robert O. Saber, who appears briefly in the third Suspense Novel, “Naked Villainy,” by Carl G. Hodges—especially by the triple treat of Lovisi, Lupoff and Crider!

And speaking of Bill Crider, yesterday’s second arrival was his new Dan Rhodes mystery, Survivors Will Be Shot Again, the title pulled from real life “No Trespassing” signs. (Try an image search and see for yourself.) I had to laugh at the gator tail snaking through the lower right corner of the fence on the cover. You can read the first chapter over at Criminal Element. Check out Bill’s Pop Culture Magazine for PC news, the latest on his writing, and occasional grammar tests.

Paperback Parade #93

Paperback Parade #93

Paperback Parade #93

Now arriving in mailboxes:
Paperback Talk by Gary Lovisi
James Bond in UK Pan Paperbacks by Gary Lovisi
Fit To Be Tied: Film Tie-In Paperbacks by Graham Andrews
Matchless Paperbacks by Richard Greene
Cozy Up with Kozy Books by Gary Lovisi
Philip Waylie Faces Death by Richard L. Kellogg
Favorite Vintage Paperback Covers by Larry Purkey
A Look at Venus Prime by Gary Lovisi

Editor: Gary Lovisi
5.5” x 8.5” 112 pages, full color throughout
$15 + postage for a single issue
$40 for three-issue subscription
From: Gryphon Books