Welcome to the home of the Doc Talos stories!


The Talos Chronicle book series is an adult-audience pastiche of the iconic pulp character Doc Savage.

The six core books of the Talos Chronicle span an arc from 1880’s Victorian London to the not-so-distant future of 2058. Along the way you will experience the 1939 World’s Fair, globe-spanning travels from America to England to Africa, and the intense passion and violence of the “bloody pulps” re-imagined for mature readers. All books are authored by award-winning creator R. Paul Sardanas, and the saga is filled with hundreds of powerful, visionary paintings by Iason Ragnar Bellerophon.

Enjoy browsing the site! You will find author/artist biographies, samples from the books, fan fiction, videos, news of Doc Talos works in progress, and the Forbidden Pulp blog, filled with not only Doc Talos history and background, but also extensive explorations of the exploits of Doc Savage in the pulps, comics, and more.

The six-volume Doc Talos Chronicle by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon – Available in our Bookstore


Wolves, Bodies and Fortress, adult-pulp re-imaginings of the classic Doc Savage novels “Brand of the Werewolf”, “Fear Cay”, and “Fortress of Solitude”


A special anthology book featuring Rickie Talos, the Doc Talos doppelganger for none other than the glorious Pat Savage. A total of 23 short stories, vignettes and novellas, including the authorial talents of R. Paul Sardanas, Atom Mudman Bezecny, Andre Vathier, D. B. Brodie and Joe S. Stuart. Aviatrix, adventuress, businesswoman, Archon Primal Woman…Rickie is dynamic, brilliant, passionate and unforgettable.

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