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Welcome to the bookstore for Doc Talos publications! The Doc Talos series offers a mature-audience pastiche of the classic pulp hero Doc Savage. These are paperback editions, filled with hundreds of full-color painted illustrations by Iason Ragnar Bellerophon. All books are also available as PDF downloads.

Born from a love of classic pulp adventure, these books strive to elevate that form of storytelling for adult readers, bringing a new dimension of emotional and intellectual depth to the landscape of New Pulp.

To order any books, please email a list of the titles and formats you are interested in to: taloschronicle@gmail.com We can answer any questions you might have, then process your order via PayPal, check or money order.

For those who would like a reading sample, please feel free to download the first sixty pages of Abyss, the first book of The Talos Chronicle, in PDF format. It’s available for free HERE.

ABYSS by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon. 267 pages, paperback — Book dimensions: 6 x 9 – EXPLICIT CONTENT – FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 1 of the Talos Chronicle

In Victorian London, Dr. James Wilder is drawn into a secret society that engages in powerful rituals of sex and death.

The Gnostic Archons have mastered techniques that result in extended life, and the cult’s leader, the charismatic “archdemoness” Ruha, has further plans of her own to create a dominant figure within the Gnostic cult: a Primal Man. Ruha’s daughter, a sophisticated albino outlaw named Grace X, opposes these designs, and the two women become locked in a bloody conflict for control of the Archons. Caught in the midst of this secret war, Dr. Wilder is ravaged, body and soul.

Successful in her revolution to overthrow the Archons, Grace leads an expedition to the sanctuary of the Archon cult, in Central Africa. Instead of ushering these ancient powers into the Age of Reason, disaster overtakes the expedition, which is consumed in a frenzied orgy of death and transformation. By the story’s end, Wilder will become Talos, an embodiment of violent lust that will soon cast its shadow across London, and history.

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10

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ALLEYS by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon. 153 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT – FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 2 of the Talos Chronicle

Spiraling between Victorian London and primitive Central Africa, Alleys tells the story of Dr. James Talos Sr. in his final descent from enlightened, idealistic physician to becoming Jack the Ripper.

Now the husband of Ruha, leader of the Gnostic Archon cult, Talos’ reason is overwhelmed in a storm of violent sexual psychosis. He preys on the prostitutes of Whitechapel as part of a ritual he barely understands, in order to nurture occult qualities in his and Ruha’s son, the nascent Primal Man.

The narrative volleys from moments of cool reason to hallucinogenic episodes of searing madness. Talos perpetrates each of Jack’s murders clinging to the hope that he can subvert an atavistic evil – he runs a gantlet that includes experiences of revelation, flashes of strange and violent beauty, and uncontrolled brutal lust. It is an unforgettable plunge into the soul’s darkest corners, and lays bare secrets that haunt the world to this day.

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF Download $10

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TOWERS by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon. 181 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 3 of the Talos Chronicle

The 1939 New York World’s Fair becomes the focal point of terrible wonders as Dr. James Talos and Lord John Grersoun become enmeshed in plots by the prime Archons to manipulate the destinies of both men.

Doc Talos is the target of Saklas, the Archon Demiurge…the “World’s Fair Ogre”. A mystery unfolds as a strange figure from the past returns, and events move toward a shocking burst of violence during the Fair’s opening Gala. Lord Grersoun and his wife Lady Helen are simultaneously being seduced by the Gnostic Archdemoness Ruha, culminating in an orgy of sex and murder inside Salvador Dali’s World’s Fair surrealist house, the Dream of Venus.

Opening Day of the World’s Fair will end in death…but for whom?

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10

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SAVAGES by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, 249 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 4 of the Talos Chronicle

Set in the late 1960’s, Doc Talos and Lord Grersoun are pitted against one another in a deadly encounter across Central Africa and Scotland, with both antagonists provoked into a condition of sexual insanity. Once-heroic figures, they are deep in a state called the blood-phase, which vaults them into uncontrolled arousal connected to violence and murder.

The battle with the secret society of Gnostic Archons comes to a head when Ruha, one of the cult’s co-leaders, murders the Demiurge Saklas, and intends for either Talos or Grersoun – whichever one survives – to take his place.

Savages is a roaring engine of pulp blood and thunder, re-imagining the Sixties sexually-explicit adventure writings of Philip José Farmer. Fifty years after that seminal storytelling, it brings a psychological edge and new boldness to a classic of adult fiction.

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10

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PASSAGES by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, 142 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 5 of the Talos Chronicle

This memoir of the adult life of James Talos Jr. spans over fifty years in the form of stream-of-consciousness thought. It keys on two events: his ultimately-deadly encounter with the beautiful and vicious gangster Maria the Saint in the 1920’s, and the aftermath of the war with the Gnostic Archons in the 1970’s.

His relationship with the woman he thinks is his cousin, Rickie Talos, is also explored in powerful depth. Forty years of their sexual affair is laid bare, plunging deep into the intense passions and violent obsessions that drive them both.

That violence, and both the shadows and realities of death, come full circle from the events that shaped Doc’s father into Jack the Ripper, through his own journey to become a man embodying peace and hope.

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MADONNAS by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon. 234 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

Volume 6 of the Talos Chronicle

In the not-distant future, Doc Talos, in his arctic retreat, prepares to conduct a bold and dangerous experiment: the revivification of the murdered prime Archon, Ruha.

Using virtual reality techniques, he first interacts with the women in his history. Not just Ruha, but Mona, the woman he almost married, and his half-sister Grace, who had been slaughtered by Jack the Ripper over 150 years before. Reality and fantasy blur, until Talos’ own sanity slips toward collapse.

The experiment precipitates a catastrophe, and all contact with Doc in his retreat is lost. Rickie Talos and Lord John Grersoun travel to the arctic to find out what’s happened, and they too are swallowed up in a cyber-psychotic ordeal of sex and death.

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ESOTERICA is a collection of short stories, art, features and photos. It includes tales featuring Doc’s aides, Rickie Talos stories, a collection of short stories set during WWII, art gallery features by Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, and a photo pictorial of Rickie Talos. — EXPLICIT CONTENT — ADULTS ONLY

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10

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Wraparound cover for the complete single-volume Talos Chronicle

Views of The Talos Chronicle Omnibus (other paperbacks shown for size comparison only)

Combined for the first time in a single volume! All six books of The Talos Chronicle (text-only without color illustrations). Includes WWII and post-pulp era short stories.

THE TALOS CHRONICLE OMNIBUS by R. Paul Sardanas, 793 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

PAPERBACK: $29.00 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10.00

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Wraparound cover for The Art of the Talos Chronicle

Art lovers special edition! All of the full page painted illustrations for The Talos Chronicle in one volume, on special 80# highest quality print stock. 375 color plates, no text.

THE ART OF THE TALOS CHRONICLE by Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, 375 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

PAPERBACK: $60 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10

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RICKIE by R. Paul Sardanas & 4 Archon Agents, 248 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

Despite appearing in forty original Doc Savage pulps, Pat Savage rarely got to truly shine. Rickie takes its own independent path, expanding and deepening the vitality and mystique in a new pastiche of this beloved character.

Rickie will take the reader along with Patricia Talos from her early life as a teenager (and avid pulp reader) in Canada, to her arrival in 1930’s New York, to her career as a businesswoman and aviatrix, to her place as the Primal Woman within the secret society that shadows and shapes the lives of the Talos family.

Across the tapestry of Rickie’s life, the reader will experience her growth and evolution as a woman of strength and remarkable heart. There are tributes to Lester Dent and the “Kenneth Robesons”, a visit to behind-the-scenes Hollywood where Rickie was almost cast in the sequel to The Man of Bronze film. You’ll visit a Harlem nightclub in the 1930’s (where the truth about the “real” King Kong is revealed), experience the end of the pulp era in a 1950 tale, and celebrate New Year’s Eve with Rickie, Doc and the gang in the Fifties. You’ll see Rickie’s role as a WASP pilot in WWII. You’ll burst into the era of modern tech and beyond.

Rickie has a total of 23 tales, told chronologically from the 20th to the 21st centuries. In addition to a Foreword exploring the long history of Pat Savage stories and pastiches, there are tales by Doc Talos creator R. Paul Sardanas, and by superb authors Atom Mudman Bezecny, D. B. Brodie, Joe S. Stuart, and André Vathier. Almost 90 black and white digital art illustrations bring these unforgettable characters and stories to life.

PAPERBACK: $21 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $9.00

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WOLVES by R. Paul Sardanas & Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, 203 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

The year is 1934…Alec Talos, younger brother of Doc’s deceased father, lives in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, and his estate is under siege by a vicious group calling themselves the “Werewolf Gang”. Looking to recruit assistance, Alec, his daughter Rickie, and a Native American couple, Jeremiah Travels-by-Water and Miriam Small Cloud, go south to Seattle, and run afoul not only of gang members, but the gang’s secret leaders, the Gnostic Archons.

In a burst of shocking violence, Alec is killed, and Rickie calls on her famous cousin Doc Talos, for aid. At the snowbound Canadian Talos estate, these forces clash in a conflict underscored by occult manipulations that will shadow the Talos family for decades to come.

PAPERBACK: $30 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $10.00

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FEAR by R. Paul Sardanas & Iason Ragnar Bellerophon, 157 pages, paperback. Book dimensions: 6 x 9 — EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

A bizarre gang called the Dead Sun Mob involve Doc Talos, his five aides, and his cousin Rickie in a violent struggle over what may or may not be the Fountain of Youth.

A woman born in 1874 who looks a fraction of her age, a drug kingpin who can murder by intimate touch, and an anarchistic outlaw who bears a strange resemblance to a fictional jungle lord unleash a death-erotic nightmare. Beginning in Depression-era Miami and New York, the conflict will reach its deadly climax at the mysterious Terror Cay in the Caribbean.

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WE ARE CONNECTED BY INVISIBLE LINKS by André Vathier and R. Paul Sardanas with archival photo illustrations and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon artwork, 82 pages, paperback. EXPLICIT CONTENT — FOR ADULTS ONLY

A tale from the late 19th, early 20th century takes Thomas Davies, possible bastard grandson of the Gnostic Archon Demiurge, from London to Gabon in West Africa. As a member of the French Foreign Legion, Thomas encounters the apelike Folk, the almost-legendary Fon warrior women, and survives the slaughter of his legionnaire comrades to come face to face with powerful, primal mysteries.

PAPERBACK: $16 plus shipping — PDF DOWNLOAD: $7.00

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Special Art Edition Paperbacks

The special art editions of the Talos Chronicle are identical to the clear text editions listed above, but are composed entirely of full color scans of the raw paintings and paint-spattered texts that comprise the original manuscript of the books. It is like reading a secret document, exhumed from a dark and mysterious past. While they provide the richest views of Iason Bellerophon’s art, the text in them can be challenging to read. So for every purchase of an Art Edition, we are happy to provide a clear PDF download of the book’s text at no additional charge. Here is a sample of how the pages look compared to the standard clear text editions:

Standard Edition sample page

Special Art Edition sample page

All art editions are $30 each in paperback, $10 for PDF download. The art editions all have wraparound covers with different painted art than the standard editions.

Wraparound cover art for Abyss art edition

Wraparound cover art for Alleys art edition

Wraparound cover art for Towers art edition

Wraparound cover art for Savages art edition

Wraparound cover art for Passages art edition

Wraparound cover art for Madonnas art edition

To order any books, please email a list of the titles and formats you are interested in to: taloschronicle@gmail.com. We can answer any questions you might have, then process your order via PayPal, check or money order. Please feel free to drop us a line to inquire about discounts when purchasing multiple books, or the availability of samples for reviewers. Thanks for shopping the Doc Talos bookstore!

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