It's gonna be a busy weekend, but I have some good things planned for the blog as well.
We have a special surprise guest blogger tomorrow for Photo Finish Friday, with some really intriguing photos to share.
Then sometime over the weekend I'll be putting up the next installment of Whatever Happened To..., our series on pulp magazines that came and went without so much as causing a ripple in the big ocean of pulp fiction magazines. What's interesting and ironic is that although some of these magazines were discontinued for lack of sales at the time, interest in them has intensified over the years due to their rarity, their fascinating histories and their sometimes really oddball themes.
Some of you might recall one of the earlier installments of Whatever Happened To, in which the magazine OCEAN was featured.
I have been on a book buying binge this past week, and one of the books I ordered was THE OCEAN: The 100th anniversary collection, edited by John Locke. I can't wait to get this and start reading the stories. And I expect that the collection will be prefaced by one of John's great introductions. I recently acquired his book GANG PULP, and I was very impressed by his introduction in that book.
I also hope to put up at least one more installment of ADVENTURE covers in celebration of that magazine's 100th anniversary.
That's all for now. I have to get back to watching the Dodgers lose their fourth game in a row. Or is the fifth? I've lost count.
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL
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