Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Double-Action Gang Magazine, December 1937

I don't know much about the gang pulps and haven't read many stories from them, but this one has a nice cover and the first three authors in the table of contents are E. Hoffmann Price (misspelled on the cover), Norman Daniels, and G.T. Fleming-Roberts. With a line-up like that, I suspect this issue was worth reading.


Barry Traylor said...

Generally speaking E. Hoffmann Price seldom let the reader down. He might be better remembered today if he had written more for magazines like Weird Tales. He mentions this somewhere in that he wrote to put food o the table not what future generations might thin of him. I corresponded with Price in the last years of his life and I deeply regret losing his letters to me when I moved around 15 years ago.

James Reasoner said...

I agree, Price was a consistently good pulp author. My favorites of his are the adventure stories like the ones collected in FAR LANDS, OTHER DAYS, which is a great volume I wish someone would reprint in an affordable edition. I've never read the science fiction and fantasy novels Del Rey published when Price made his comeback in the Seventies. Most pulp writers would probably be shocked if they knew we were still reading and discussing them seventy or eighty years later. I think most of them figured they would be quickly forgotten.

RJR said...

Totanic! Everyone has seen it, but I never will!