Pulp Adventures #16

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ARTHUR J. BURKS: Burks began writing in 1920. After being stationed in the Caribbean and inspired by the native voodoo rituals, Burks began to write stories of the supernatural that he sold to the magazine Weird Tales.

In 1928 he resigned from the Marine Corps and began writing full-time. He became one of the "million-word-a-year" men in the pulps by virtue of his tremendous output. He wrote in the neighborhood of 800 stories for the pulps. He was well known for being able to take any household object that someone would suggest to him on a dare, and instantly generate a plot based around it. His byline was commonplace on pulp covers. He wrote primarily in the genres of aviation, detective, adventure and weird menace. Throughout the '60s, he wrote many works on metaphysics and the paranormal. In his later years, he lectured on paranormal activities and gave readings. -- Wikipedia

JOHNSTON McCULLEY (1883-1958) was the author of hundreds of stories, fifty novels, numerous screenplays for film and television, and the creator of the character Zorro.

Aside from Zorro, McCulley created many other pulp characters, including Black Star, The Spider, The Mongoose, and Thubway Tham. Many of McCulley's characters-The Green Ghost, The Thunderbolt, and The Crimson Clown-were inspirations for the masked heroes that have appeared in popular culture from McCulley's time to the present day. -- from Wikipedia

Pulp Adventures #16

Authored by Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, L. H. Hayum
Illustrated by Ed Coutts
Cover design or artwork by Norman Saunders
Edited by Rich Harvey, Audrey Parente

Arthur J. Burks, one of the great science-fiction authors, paints a vast canvas, creating a lurid, thrilling vision of the devastation and rebirth of the earth's greatest nation! A science fiction epic reprinted with its amazing sequel for the first time!

In "Survival," David Haslup leads his people in flight from an invading army - deep into the bowels of the earth, carving out an interior world of supermen and super-science! Centuries later, in "Exodus," David Haslup's descendant, 39 generations later, leads his people in battle to reclaim the surface world -- a world their generation has never seen!

In "Thubway Tham's Four Queens," the creator of Zorro recounts a tale of high stakes poker and low-life players. Can the notorious but lovable pickpocket prove that anyone can be a high-stakes poker player? Or will Tham's desire for easy money once again prove his undoing?

Also: "The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch, and "63,571" by L. H. Hayum. Cover by Norman Saunders.

Publication Date:
1505924804 / 9781505924800
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Science Fiction / General

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