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Robots in American Popular Culture

Robots in American Popular Culture

Steve Carper takes a comprehensive look at Robots in American Popular Culture in his new book from McFarland.

“They are the invincible warriors of steel, silky-skinned enticers, stealers of jobs and lovable sidekicks. Legions of robots and androids star in the dream factories of Hollywood and leer on pulp magazine covers, instantly recognizable icons of American popular culture.

“This book examines society’s introduction to robots and androids such as Robby and Rosie, Elektro and Sparko, Data, WALL-E, C-3PO and the Terminator, particularly before and after World War II when the power of technology exploded. Learn how robots evolved with the times and then eventually caught up with and surpassed them.”

Steve Carper is a regular contributor to The Digest Enthusiast and author of an ongoing column about robots on BlackGate.com.

Robots in American Popular Culture can be purchased directly from McFarland and select bookstores. Be sure to visit Steve’s companion site for the book: robotsinamericanpopularculture.com

Opening Lines: The Double Take

Manhunt No. 7 July 1953

“This was a morning for weeping at funerals, for sticking pins in your own wax image, for leaping into empty graves and pulling the sod in after you.”

“The Double Take” by Richard S. Prather Manhunt Detective Story Magazine July 1953

Five-Star Reviews

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

Our thanks to Geographer, Steve Alcorn, and Justin Marriott for their recent reviews and ratings for The Digest Enthusiast No. 10. At the moment, it’s the #1 New Release in its category.

Excerpts from their five-star reviews on amazon:
“Another great issue”
“I always look forward to each new issue of The Digest Enthusiast, and it never disappoints.”
“Best issue yet!” (UK site)

TDE10 is now available from Mike Chomko Books and will soon be in stock from Bud’s Art Books.

News, Fiction, and More

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 pgs 66 & 67

Rounding out the content of the tenth issue of The Digest Enthusiast:

Fantasy fiction from Robert Snashall and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art by Carolyn Cosgriff.

News updates from the newsstand giants and the digital darlings of today’s genre fiction digests, straight from their editors and publishers.

In-depth reviews of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May/June 2019 and Broadswords & Blasters No. 9.

Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, art by Brian Buniak, a poem by Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 June 2019
5.5” x 8.5”
160 pages
$8.99 Print
$2.99 Kindle

Marilyn’s Creature

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 pgs 108 & 109

Tom Brinkmann reveals The Creature from the Black Lagoon with The Seven Year Itch in the new issue of The Digest Enthusiast.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 June 2019
5.5” x 8.5”
160 pages, with over 100 digest magazine cover images
$8.99 Print
$2.99 Kindle

Bronze Books

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 pgs 98 & 99

Steve Carper reports on the one, the only, Bronze Books and trailblazers Luke Roberts and Jesse Lee Carter in the latest issue of The Digest Enthusiast.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 June 2019
5.5” x 8.5”
160 pages, with over 100 digest magazine cover images
$8.99 Print
$2.99 Kindle

Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 pgs 78 & 79

Charlie Chan’s media empire, with special emphasis on Renown Publications’ digest magazine, featured in The Digest Enthusiast No. 10.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 June 2019
5.5” x 8.5”
160 pages, with over 100 digest magazine cover images
$8.99 Print
$2.99 Kindle

Sol (Amazing) Cohen

Vince Nowell, Sr. dissects Sol Cohen’s tactics to save Amazing Stories during the 1960s in the new issue of The Digest Enthusiast.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 pgs 70 & 71

Editor and publisher of the Paperback Fanatic line of zines, Justin Marriott, gave the issue a 5-Star rating on Amazon UK.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10

The Digest Enthusiast No. 10 June 2019
5.5” x 8.5”
160 pages, with over 100 digest magazine cover images
$8.99 Print
$2.99 Kindle