Lately, it seems like we’ve been getting a lot of reprints from the general fiction pulps
Adventure – Talbot Mundy, Arthur O. Friel, Marion Polk Angellotti, Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, H.D. Couzens, Harold Lamb, Captain Dingle, Hugh Pendexter, Gordon MacCreagh, Arthur Howden-Smith etc.
Blue Book – H. Bedford-Jones
Short Stories – James B. Hendryx, L. Patrick Greene
Argosy – George F. Worts, Theodore Roscoe, Arthur Leo Zagat
As you can see, we’ve had a lot of reprints from Adventure but less from the others. Today, Altus Press is working on changing that in part – with a series of reprints from Argosy magazine. The painful part of collecting Argosy is all the serials – you never get all the issues of a serial that you want to read. And more than half of any given issue is serials, which means it takes a long time to collect Argosy before you can read them. I have a few in a box waiting for gaps to be filled. So this is great news – you can read the stories without waiting ages.
The first set of reprints has stories by Lester Dent (better known as the man behind Doc Savage), W. Wirt, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, Charles Alden Seltzer, George F. Worts, Fred MacIsaac, Philip Ketchum, Victor Rousseau and Theodore Roscoe. A great selection covering the sword and planet, westerns, humor, crime, lost world and science fiction genres – it showcases how much variety there was in Argosy fiction. Enjoy.
Releasing from Altus Press today. So head over there and check it out. I’m going to get these as soon as I can.