Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Pulp Super-Fan throws ThePulp.Net over Pulp Adventures #24

Michael R. Brown reviews stacks and stacks of pulp-themed books in his column "The Pulp Super-Fan," which appears regularly (and often!) on ThePulp.Net website. He's been an ardent reviewer of the Bold Venture line-up, and of Pulp Adventures magazine in particular.

Read the full review here.

Pulp Adventures returned in late 2014 as a quarterly fiction magazine -- featuring new and classic pulp fiction -- with a smattering of author biographies accompanying stories. Bold Venture Press has released eleven issues since then, and each "quarterly safari through the pulp jungle" becomes more ambitious than the previous one.

Find out more about Pulp Adventures magazine here.

Publishers Weekly gives "Twilight Patrol" #1 thumbs up

Bold Venture Press unveiled The Twilight Patrol #1: Drones of the Ravaging Wind by Stuart Hopen, and it immediately scored a positive review from Publishers Weekly.

"... this spry pastiche of the hero pulp magazines that dominated newsstands in the first half of the 20th century calls to mind an era when genres were malleable and writers readily manipulated their tropes to craft entertaining popular fiction hybrids."

So far so good, but the review gets better!

"Its series character, Hollister Congrieve, is a Spad-flying Air Force captain cut from the same cloth as pulp aviation aces G-8 and Dusty Ayres and dyed in the heroic hues that colored the exploits of Doc Savage, Secret Service Operator 5, and their ilk."

We won't spoil the full review, but everyone at the Bold Venture bullpen loved this closing line:

"Readers nostalgic for the flash and dazzle of pulp derring-do will find this adventure tale a fitting homage."

Find out more about The Twilight Patrol at the Bold Venture website.

Dreamer's Dozen reviewed by Publishers Weekly

"Fans of Hugo-winner Lupoff (Claremont Tales) will welcome this collection of 12 short stories, many of them pastiches (in a variety of genres) written with obvious affection for the originals."

Read the complete review here.

Once you've digested the review, learn more about this charming collection of hardboiled mystery, whacky science fiction, and Saturday Evening Post-style drama at the Bold Venture Press website.

Cancelled In Red reviewed by Publishers Weekly

"First published in 1939, this reissue marks the debut of NYPD Insp. Luke Bradley. A formulaic whodunit set in the stamp collecting world, it includes an unlikable murder victim, a plethora of suspects, an engaging amateur attempting to aid the police, and a budding romance."

Read the full review here.

See all the Inspector Luke Bradley novels by Hugh Pentecost at the Bold Venture Press website.