Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Montage”

“An amazing weaving of diverse cinematic texts, which creates a web of living, breathing, heartfelt fiction.” – Atom Mudman Bezecny “Audacity always audacity…” – André Vathier The newest Doc Talos book is now available for pre-order! Montage is the first Doc Talos Double — a sophisticated take on the classic “Ace Double” format, where youContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Montage””

Dr. Arthur Sippo interviews Doc Talos author/creator R. Paul Sardanas

Last weekend author/critic Dr. Arthur Sippo interviewed me for his podcast ArtsReviews, and we had a great, far-ranging talk about pulp writing, the creation and evolution of the Doc Talos series, some of my own personal history from the 1960’s to the present, and more. A link to the interview is below…and here are someContinue reading “Dr. Arthur Sippo interviews Doc Talos author/creator R. Paul Sardanas”

Sneak Peek at the upcoming deluxe short story featuring Rickie Talos

R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon are putting the finishing touches on a special short story/mini graphic novel featuring the incomparable Rickie Talos (pastiche of Pat Savage). It’s a wild tale of 90-year old pulp colliding with modern virtual reality, for an intense story-and-art experience. Here’s the Foreword for the upcoming special book releaseContinue reading “Sneak Peek at the upcoming deluxe short story featuring Rickie Talos”

Review of Doc Talos “Fortress”

FORTRESS, by R. Paul Sardanas and Iason Ragnar Bellerophon — review by Grace Ximenez This book is going to be enormously challenging to review. And this is far from my first rodeo…I’ve been reviewing books and films for over two decades, and have even reviewed works in the Talos universe (having done a review ofContinue reading “Review of Doc Talos “Fortress””

Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fortress”

2022 has seen the release of two Doc Talos re-imaginings of classic pulps, Wolves (based on Brand of the Werewolf), and Fear (based on Fear Cay). Now available at a pre-release price is a pastiche novel based on one of the most iconic pulp tales of all time: Fortress. In the year 1938, a smallContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fortress””

Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fear”

Following Wolves, a Doc Talos adult-pulp re-imagining of the classic Doc Savage novel Brand of the Werewolf, comes the next in the series of daring pastiche novels, Fear. Based on the 1934 pulp classic Fear Cay, the new book will be releasing on November 21st! Pre-orders for Fear are now being accepted at a significantContinue reading “Pre-release sale for Doc Talos “Fear””

The months ahead: New and upcoming in the Doc Talos library of tales

Heading into the final months of 2022 and looking forward into 2023, there is a dazzling array of books, stories and art that is both here and coming. The busy year of 2022 has seen the release of four books: Rickie, the anthology of tales featuring the Talos pastiche of Pat Savage…Wolves, a re-imagining ofContinue reading “The months ahead: New and upcoming in the Doc Talos library of tales”

Review of the Rickie Talos anthology

(Grace Ximenez hosted a noir/story/roleplay/film site for almost a decade, and headlined three pulp-peril short-story collections called The Grace X Anthologies. She is the author of the Doc Talos fan fiction story “Esperanza”, and was the primary inspiration for the character “Grace X” in The Talos Chronicle.) Rickie, by R. Paul Sardanas, Atom Mudman Bezecny,Continue reading “Review of the Rickie Talos anthology”

The Conseil du Mal discusses Philip José Farmer’s “Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life” – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final installment of the Conseil du Mal (Council of Evil) discussion of this classic of pulp/heroic mythography. The Council is made up of three contemporary pulp authors: Atom Mudman Bezecny, editor of Odd Tales of Wonder publications and author of the multi-book Hero Saga…R. Paul Sardanas, author of over thirtyContinue reading “The Conseil du Mal discusses Philip José Farmer’s “Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life” – Part 3″

The Conseil du Mal discusses Philip José Farmer’s “Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life” – Part 2

What follows is a review/discussion by three diverse authors…all enthusiastic creators and readers of pulp adventure. The three of us met in 2021 and immediately enjoyed one another’s company and writings to the degree that we joined in the tradition of author circles like the 1930’s Kalem Club (a literary group whose last names allContinue reading “The Conseil du Mal discusses Philip José Farmer’s “Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life” – Part 2″