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October 23, 2020
 
Six new products from Radio Archives this week!
All new Digital Download products are discounted 50% the first week.

21th Anniversary Celebration!
21st Anniversary Celebration!
Radio Archives is celebrating 21 years of creating great products and we're commemorating this anniversary with lots of items in the Bargain Basement through the end of the year!
 
Super Bargain!
13 Books with 26 full length novels of Doc Savage, The Shadow, and The Spider.
These 13 Double Novel Pulp reprints retail for $172.35. These are brand new copies, direct from the publisher and are still in the original boxes from the printer in mint condition.
 
 Bargain Basement
They are going fast! Audio CD versions of our Old Time Radio sets at a 50% savings.
 
Of our 500 OTR sets, there are 159 different sets left in the Bargain Basement. Most of the inventory in the Bargain Basement has been sold. We'll offer the discounted OTR sets for one more week in the Bargain Basement. Next newsletter, we'll remove all ot the OTR sets and add some different products. Whatever few OTR sets are still left will be sold at the end of the year.
 
Important note: Some of the items have only a few copies and can sell out within minutes. No orders by mail will be accepted. The website has real-time inventory. If you see an item, you can buy it. If you buy the last copy, that item will immediately disappear from the website. Order from the website or reply to this newsletter with the items you want to buy.
 
We are down to the last 5 pulp reprints of The Shadow and The Spider for only $3.00 each. Quantities are very limited.
 
All discounted products are listed on the main page of the Bargain Basement for your convenience.
 
 
Old Time Radio
 
 
By 1950, CBS was looking to expand its radio network by raiding the talent pool at NBC. The Tiffany Network had already snagged Jack Benny and other big name stars away from NBC simply by offering better capital gains terms against the still-high postwar U.S. taxes. Hal Peary liked the deal CBS was offering; but Kraft Foods didn’t want to move the program away from NBC.
 
According to some sources, since Peary didn’t have an ownership stake in the show, he left the role, which had brought him much acclaim, hoping to translate his star power into another program. Although reports at the time were that Peary was bored with playing Gildy, the character he played in his new show, Honest Harold, was almost beat for beat Gildersleeve under a new name. It lasted one season.
 
One of the reasons why Kraft Foods wasn’t willing to move The Great Gildersleeve over to CBS was that they already had a replacement for Peary waiting in the wings. Actor Willard Waterman was cast in the role of Gildersleeve after Peary departed from the show. Waterman and Peary knew each other from their days working in Chicago and Waterman’s and Peary’s voices were quite similiar.
 
Yet while Waterman was able to effortlessly match Peary’s exact mannerisms and character tics when he assumed the role as Gildersleeve, Waterman refused to recreate Peary’s signature laugh on and off the air because he believed that belonged exclusively to Peary but it didn’t prove necessary to do so. While Peary’s NBC show faltered and died after one season, the actor taking over Gildy found success all his own with his own take on the character. Waterman would play Gildersleeve through the end of the show in 1957.
 
Tune in to find out just what sort of love and trouble Gildy gets into, in this collection of twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 31, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
 
6 hours - $8.99 MP3 / $17.98 Audio CDs
 
 
Audiobooks
The Phantom Comes Through
by Robert Wallace
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Blackmail is the sinister weapon of an arch-fiend who challenges the might of the Phantom Detective! Millions are at stake in a heinous game of death played with human pawns — and it’s up to Richard Curtis Van Loan to solve the grim mystery behind a grisly series of crimes!
 
Ned Pines was the man behind a publishing company that went under many names during its existence. This was due to Pines trying to maximize his market. Known at different times as Better, Standard, and Thrilling Publications, it’s the company’s tenure as Thrilling that saw the birth of one of Pulp’s greatest heroes - The Phantom Detective!
 
Taking a cue from the success of Street & Smith’s The Shadow magazine, the first such magazine to feature a hero as its title and lead feature, Pines imagined that following suit might prove lucrative for his own endeavor. Putting this intent into action, Thrilling Publications released the first issue of The Phantom Detective magazine in February 1933, just a scant thirty or so days before Street & Smith delivered another soon to be legend - Doc Savage - in his own magazine. Keeping up with both his predecessor and the hero that followed him by a month, The Phantom Detective ran in his own magazine for 170 issues, just behind the other two characters’ achievements. Pines’ masked sleuth also set a record the other two did not, his magazine being published for a total of twenty years!
 
Pines didn’t simply keep the Phantom Detective in the pulps, however. He endeavored to turn the character into a comic book hero as well, although this did not prove as successful as its original mostly prose medium.
 
The Phantom Comes Through was originally published in the January 1940 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 MP3 / $19.98 Audio CDs
 
 
July 1939
Read by Mark Finfrock
 
 
Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction’s best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, and Alfred Bester. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s listeners as audiobooks.
 
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A Complete Book-Length Scientifiction Novel
Giants From Eternity
by Manly Wade Wellman
Five geniuses from the past are summoned back to life to face and defy the challenge of the future, applying their wizardry to combat the strangest menace that has ever gripped the earth!
 
Robot A-1 — Unusual Story
by Oscar J. Friend
 
The World Without Name — Unusual Story
by Edwin K. Sloat
 
Thrills In Science — Special Feature
by Mort Weisinger
 
Life Battery — Unusual Story
by Eando Binder
 
Meet The Author: A Self-Portrait
by Manly Wade Wellman
 
7 hours - $13.99 MP3 / $27.98 Audio CDs
 
 
 
Audiobooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Comes Through - January 1940
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
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Featuring the World’s Greatest Sleuth in
A Full Book-Length Novel
The Phantom Comes Through
by Robert Wallace
Blackmail is the sinister weapon of an arch-fiend who challenges the might of the Phantom Detective! Millions are at stake in a heinous game of death played with human pawns — and it’s up to Richard Curtis Van Loan to solve the grim mystery behind a grisly series of crimes!
 
Doom’s Last Word — Gripping Short Story
by John L. Benton
Johnny Mayne, gunman, sets the stage for a double doublecross
 
Murder-Go-Round — Gripping Short Story
by Donald Bayne Hobart
Mugs Kelly’s yen for fresh air leads him to a carnival of crime!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.
 
$3.99
 

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1939, the pulp magazine publisher of Jungle Stories, and many others, added its own entry into the sci-fi field, Planet Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars. Planet Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
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A New Writer’s Gripping Novel of Future Cave-Men
The Dead-Star Rover
by Robert Abernathy
Only savage engines roamed that arid world, charging one another with snarling guns. And two puny machine-less humans like Torcred and Ladna should die quickly beneath those grinding treads. That they suddenly could instead become the most dangerous things alive must surely be some dead god’s joke.
 
McDowell Returns with Another Flaming Out-World Novel!
Sword Of Fire
by Emmett McDowell
Jupiter Jones, naked and helpless in the slime of that vile world, cursed the space warp that had flung him down among its groveling mutants. For their rising excited whispers proclaimed him a knight in shining armor — the bright weapon in his hand their only hope against the vicious octopods who enslaved them!
 
Tubemonkey — Thrilling Story
by Jerome Bixby
Radiations had shorted his brilliant pilot’s brain, left him an aimless, childish hulk. Yet Rhiannon had his moments — when he needed them.
 
Flight From Time — Thrilling Story
by Alfred Coppel
The meteor-smashed clock at first meant nothing. Malenson had all the time in the cosmos. Too late, he discovered there can be such a thing as too much time.
 
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes — Thrilling Story
by John and Dorothy de Courcy
It was one thing to heave an unwanted girl out into the great black grave of space. But tough old pirate Captain Brace balked at making his own soul walk the plank with her!
 
The Green Dream — Thrilling Story
by Bryce Walton
Owen Baarslag had brought terror to the swamp people. Joha, the little Venusian maid, was determined that he should not leave without it.
 
Let The Ants Try — Thrilling Story
by James MacCreigh
Dr. Salva Gordy looked at the radioactive smear that had been Detroit. Then he looked down at the boiling ant-hill. Why not, he thought excitedly, why not?...
 
The Vizigraph — Feature
by The Readers
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.
 
$3.99
 
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Action Stories! True to their name, these stories took readers to some of the most exotic places all over the world, and featured enough action to satisfy any avid reader. In later years, the magazine relied heavily on western stories, but even to the end the stories ranged from south seas islands to African jungles. The series of Action Stories began in the early years of the pulps, with the first issue being published in September 1921. Fiction House was the publisher, the same publishing house that brought readers Jungle Stories and Ten Detective Aces. The series finally ended with the summer 1950 issue, after an amazing run of 224 issues and 29 years. That longevity spoke to the quality of the action tales found within those pulp pages. Action Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
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Great Range Novel
Bride Of The Hang-tree Hellion
by Frank Carl Young
Out of the murky past rode the yellow-eyed gunman, Kee Nugent — with the dread secret that would stampede Tall Bear Range into a powder-smoke inferno, pit friend against friend in blood-grudge showdown... winner to hang!
 
Vengeance Guns In Silver Town — Gunsmoke Novelet
by William Heuman
They found young Rob Campbell with a .44 slug in the back of his head... and suddenly, from Texas, from Wyoming, from Frisco, three more hard-case, quick-trigger Campbells were coming — hell-fire in their holsters!
 
Don’t You Die For Me! — Gunsmoke Novelet
by Joseph Chadwick
John Sands watched the gun-wolves crowding a slim, defiant girl off her dead husband’s spread, and tried to shrug... he had a range-full of his own troubles. But somehow the shrug turned into a lightning draw!
 
Sinaloa Stage — Thrilling Short Story
by Karl Kasky
Easy pickin’s, Reardon argued — a fat strong box, no shotgun guard, a clear getaway — but old Whip Lyons was too wise an owlhoot to take the bait!
 
Fancy Draw — Thrilling Short Story
by Marvin J. Jones
If the game is bullets wild, and you fill your hand with Sam Colt’s Aces, just make damned sure of one thing: Call the right man!
 
Cat’s-Paw Killer — Thrilling Short Story
by Carl Kent
He sat, hand on his gun — staring at the crowded bar, the laughing couples on the dance floor — waiting, like a trapped rat, for someone, anyone, to draw and start blazing!
 
Marshal Of Wheel-Gap — Thrilling Short Story
by W.V. Athanas
No one was surprised when a slick-bolstered bad-hat ran the gunless Marshal out of Art’s Saloon... but then someone shouted: “He’s comin’ back!”
 
Heir To A .44 — Thrilling Short Story
by Bill Chambers
For a pint-sized younker, Tuck Belmont could shore give a gallon o’ six-gun back-chat!
 
Golden Saddle Western Classic
Crazy-Moon Guns
by Bennett Foster
They were hammering up a gallows in back of the jusgado — and Henderson sat grimly in his cell, listening, wondering if he’d live long enough to hang...
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

 

Comments From Our Customers!
 
Doug Higley writes:
21st Anniversary Pulp Reprint Bargain Pack
Blown away! These books are Spectacular! What a huge bargain...digging right in to read my favorite adventures...been a long time! Thank You!
 
Mike Decker writes:
Just wanted to let you know how surprised and delighted I am at the selection of "Starling Stories" Audiobooks you've been offering lately. Great Galaxies! These things have been proliferating like Tribbles, but I couldn't be happier. Keep 'em coming! Back in my old pulp collecting days Startling and Planet Stories were my two favorite sci-fi pulps. It's been a real rocket blast to revisit these great stories. As always the production quality is light years ahead of other sci-fi audiobooks I've listened to. I can't wait to see and hear what's coming from RadioArchives in the future! Any issue you can offer with stories by Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, E.E. Smith, Jack Williamson or Ray Bradbury will be greatly appreciated.
 
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