More links from around the web.
Everett Raymond Kinstler, who passed away on May 26, remembered his illustration work in an interview, courtesy The Comics Journal.
A real life story that was the inspiration for Burroughs’ Tarzan? Read on in ERBZine, the biggest online web fanzine for Tarzan.
Sam Moskowitz article on Virgil Finlay in Worlds of Tomorrow, November 1965. Covers his life and career. Scroll down a bit or search for “SAM MOSKOWITZ”,
Reviews of Lawrence Block’s short story collections One Night Stands And Lost Weekends, and Enough Rope including stories from the crime digests of the 1950s
A nice review of a new collection of early science fiction from the pulps and digests all written by women, courtesy the New York Review of Books. The collection is The future is female, compiled by Lisa Yaszek.
The anthology dispels the commonly held belief that women didn’t participate much in science fiction before the Seventies and argues that a category of fiction often thought to be socially retrograde, technologically fetishistic, and poorly written is in fact rich in style and humanity.
I have almost all the hardboiled crime digests and just about the best thing about them are the covers. Violence and risque scenes often were shown. The big exception as far as literary quality was MANHUNT. It lasted 114 issues during the fifties and sixties and was quite excellent as far as hardboiled fiction during the fifties.
I stress hardboiled because ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY MAGAZINE and ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE were also quite good but did not specialize in hardboiled fiction. They are still being published today.