Now Radio Archives is delving into the pages of this celebrated magazine in an effort to present some of the best feature fiction Argosy presented during its near-century of publication. Overseeing this production is one of the great scholars of the pulp era, novelist Robert Weinberg. “Radio Archives is issuing the best of the pulps in audio and eBook format,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with them, bringing back some of the greatest action fiction ever published for modern fans!” $2.99.
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories.These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This eBook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular of the shudder pulps. It began in 1932 under the title Dime Mystery Book Magazine. Dime Mystery Book Magazinemade its debut in December of that year, offering readers "a $2.00 mystery book for only ten cents!" After eight issues the title was changed to Dime Mystery Magazine, a title it kept until the end of 1949. In late 1933, weird menace began to creep into the series, and it is today best remembered for that type of story. But for the first few issues, the magazines each featured a single novel-length story that were more standard murder mysteries, albeit a bit more grisly. The editors claimed these to be "The best detective fiction your money can buy!" This eBook contains a classic story from the pages of Dime Mystery Book Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
The Western was coming of age in 1950. It was no longer strictly a ride-’em-cowboy treatise with a shoot-out per page and a carcass per paragraph. It was becoming a realistic, living story of the true drama of frontier America... a credible, vital, true-to-life re-creation of the past, told in terms of the fight for human decency against insurmountable odds in a savage environment. The Pecos Kid was born from Popular Publications in the July 1950 magazine, and was hardly a regulation Western character. Dramatic clashes did not always break forth in gunfire, but resulted rather in human conflicts that split families up into warring factions, pitted cousin against cousin. Of course, these Western stories still had their sweeping movement, their dramatic impact, their stirring conflicts, and a helping of good lively, he-man brawls. The lusty, hell-for-leather characters of the Old West were still present, with their tough, vigorous ways and their crisp, salty talk. After five issues under its own title, The Pecos Kid Western merged with 10 Story Western Magazine in mid-1951. The Pecos Kid series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
Summoned to solve the mystery, Doc Savage and his intrepid men follow a trail of terror that winds through the continental United States like a constricting serpent of senseless destruction.
Wally Werner writes:
First of all, thanks for making all of the CDs that you do – it is very fun to listen to old-time radio as well as the new audiobook productions of pulp novels.
Joe Ferrell Jr. writes:
I love the audiobooks.