Action Stories was one of many pulp magazines published by Fiction House, also known for their air pulps (Air Stories, Wings, Aces, George Bruce's Air Novels), western pulps (Lariat Stories, Frontier Stories, Civil War Stories), sports pulps (Fight Stories, Baseball Stories, Football Action), detective pulps (Detective Classics, Detective Book Magazine, Bull's-Eye Detective), science fiction pulps (Planet Stories) and general adventure pulps (True Adventures, Jungle Stories, Sheena). Action Stories published its first issue in September 1921. During its 30-year run, it contained a mixture of subjects, including sports fiction, war stories, adventures in exotic locations, a few science fiction tales, and a good smattering of western adventures. If a story couldn't find a place in any of the other Fiction House pulps, there was always room for it in Action Stories. Not to say these were second-tier stories, each was top-notch quality, which explains why the magazine survived for an amazing 224 issues. The final issue was published in the fall of 1950. Action Stories now returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Ghost-Brand Maverick — A Rangeland Novelet
by Jay Karth
The Devil held the dice when Flane rode to block the ghost-brand killer’s final grim tally.
Exiles Of The Dawn World — A Novel of 1,000,000 B.C.
by Nelson S. Bond
The startling story of a modern Adam and Eve hurled back to the steaming birth of the World.
Boothill Bait — A Western Short Story
by Tom J. Hopkins
He wanted to die. But Death lurked always in his long-barreled Colts for somebody else.
The Devil’s Sink-Hole — A Novel of the South Seas
by Albert Richard Wetjen
It needed a brave man or a suicidal fool to tame Anea — and Stinger Seave was both.
The Rider Of Lost Range — A Swift-Action Range Story
by Bart Cassidy
When yuh set a Texican against his trail-pard, bury yore own snake-sign plenty deep.
Murder Sands — A Tale of the Foreign Legion
by John Starr
Mike Donlin broke the Legion law. And a desert devil swore he’d pay with his life.
Tejano! — The Story of a Texas Gunman
by Harry F. Olmsted
Old Pizen Pete’s blood code still blazed in the heart of the last of his tejano clan.
Fate Fans A .45 — A Novelet of Old Mexico
by Walt Coburn
Death triggers clicked when Jack Badger crossed the sullen Rio to that knife-twisters’ paradise.