‘Amazing! Astonishing! Weird!!’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD! Book Review By Ron FortierAMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD! The Complete Pulp Covers Vol. 2 By Todd Frye Self-Published Mail@ToddFrye.Org Also available at Amazon. Having come to pulp fandom via the comic book route, we’ve always had a strong appreciation for the art of the pulps. From their being filled with beautifully rendered pen and ink illustrations to their dazzling, colorful covers. One of the real tragedies we learned long ago was how undervalued these covers were at the time they were created. It was not unusual for paintings to be trashed seconds after an issue had been published. Thus over the years the actual number […]

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‘The Nano Factor’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Nano Factor Book Review By Ron FortierTHE NANON FACTOR By Wayne Carey A Leo Book 341 pgs So this fellow named Carey sends us a copy of his first book, “The Nanon Factor,” to read and review. Upon starting the novel, we realize it features animals that have had their intelligence heightened by injections nano-molecules. A dog named Sam and a cat named Sophia are communicating telepathically and this reviewer is about to put the novel down and run for the hills. We’ve never been “animal” people. Not that we have anything against the furry four legged creatures, but hey, not all of us had pets […]

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‘Nightscape’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Nighscape Book Review By Ron FortierNIGHTSCAPE Edited by David W. Edwards Part One – by Derrick Ferguson & David W.Edwards Part Two – by Arlen M.Todd Imperiad Entertainment 299 pages What we have here is a title with two different pulp actioners; both edited by David W.Edwards. Thus will give you or take on each separately. Kicking of this volume is “The Thousand-Eyed Fear” by Editor Edwards and popular pulp writer, Derrick Ferguson. It’s a deliriously delicious pulp romp evocative of some the best classic tales of the early 30s. Set in World War One, the story follows a Doc Savage clone named Lt. Nolin […]

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‘Cut Me In’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Cut Me In Book Review By Ron FortierCUT ME IN By Ed McBain Hard Case Crime 237 pages As a high school student in the early 1960s, we discovered the paperback crime fiction of writer Ed McBain and instantly became enamored of his enormous talent. He was and remains to this very day our favorite author. “Cut Me In,” is one of his early works but before we get into the review here’s a little background. Ed McBain (Octorber 15,1926 – July 6, 2005) is was one of the pen names of author and screenwriter Salavtore Albert Lombino who legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. […]

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‘Need More Road’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Need More Road Book Reivew By Ron FortierNEED MORE ROAD By Stephen Jared Soltice Publishin 202 pages Stephen Jared is one of the more promising voices in New Pulp fiction working today and his past titles have shown a real flare for both heroic adventure and tightly plotted noir crime thrilles. Whereas with “Need More Road,” he sets out on a much more ambitions journey to create a poignant character study of a lonely man living in quiet desperation. Sadly, even his talent can’t save the book’s rambling second half. The tale is set in the post World War II years. Eddie Howard is a fifty year […]

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