Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rediscovered: Jeopardy! Pulls Another Hammett Clew

Before I forget to mention it, yet another entry in the ongoing saga of the quiz show Jeopardy! riffling through Hammett’s life and work for clews. He’s not as much of a constant as the Periodic Table of Elements or … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Some John Hancockery from Brackett and Hamilton

To give him a different sort of wrap for his multi-part series on the Centennial of Leigh Brackett, I sent Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes some images from a copy of the program book for the 1964 World Science Fiction Convention — … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Lovecraft and Race

Race Williams, that is. Terry Zobeck just updated me on his Pilgrim’s Progress through the Lovecraft reading list I gave him, and it turns out that my blurb for Them That Lives By Their Guns by Carroll John Daly sold … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Life of Donald Sidney-Fryer

Mere months after putting the wraps to Hobgoblin Apollo, Donald Sidney-Fryer has placed his autobio with Hippocampus Press and they’re offering it at half-off — I think that is the presale price.  The sample cover is an early draft version, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Life and Death for the Boxers

Boxing is in the air I’m breathing this weekend. Need to drop in for a birthday party for my pal Floyd Salas, who is hitting 85 years on the Mean Streets — and some of the streets he went up and down were unquestionably … Continue reading

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Hammett: Into the Ring

You haven’t heard the last of Nathan Ward on These Mean Streets — but you knew that. And make that Edgar Nominee Nathan Ward. Yeah, Nathan’s The Lost Detective  — his bio of Hammett — just made the cut for the Edgar … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Podcast from Arkham Country

No doubt I shoulda/woulda done a post yesterday for the anniversary of Hammett’s death in 1961, but I got a request close to the last minute to join a podcast about August Derleth and the Cthulhu Mythos for The Lovecraft eZine. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: A Lovecraft Initiate Reading List

When Terry Zobeck told me he’d picked up a Complete Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, I quickly mocked up a reading list to sell him on The Old Gent — a list of thirteen stories and one dream fragment. I could … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Predictive Fate of Young Belknapius

Image above: Frank Belknap Long, left, and H.P. Lovecraft clowning around for the camera. Terry Zobeck just told me that he picked up a Complete Stories of Lovecraft on January 3, after seeing all the references to HPL here on … Continue reading

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FLIVVER: The Robert E. Howard WORD FOR 2015

Our Occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno was surfing the web, checking on info on old time boxing, and stumbled across a great little article on cars and F. Scott Fitzgerald — with a nice section on flivvers. As Brian says, … Continue reading

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