Saturday, June 23, 2012
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Thrilling Western, September 1942 (British Edition)
Steve Myall, owner of the great Western Fiction Review blog, sent me this cover scan from the British edition of the September 1942 THRILLING WESTERN. It's a surprisingly gory, violent cover (check out the knife impaling the guy's hands). Inside, there's a Walt Slade novel by Leslie Scott, writing as Bradford Scott, novelettes by Johnston McCulley, Syl MacDowell, and Orlando Rigoni, and a short story by Mark Hammer. (I used to see Orlando Rigoni paperbacks around and think that was an odd name for a Western writer. As far as I recall, I've never read anything by him.) As usual, the British edition drops some of the stories from the American version, in this case short stories by James P. Olsen, Stephen Payne, and Bayson Bickhorn (another odd name). Either edition looks like a decent Western pulp, worth reading. Thanks for the scan, Steve!