Roy DIllon, professional con-man, is dying. His estranged mother Lilly arrives in time to save him, but their poisonous past—and Lilly’s feud with Roy’s girlfriend—make for a rocky future.
A collection of a dozen short stories and novelettes by satirical mastermind Robert Sheckley, from his work in the middle 1950s for Galaxy and F&SF.
Will Barrent finds himself shipped to a prison planet with a byzantine social structure promoting the worship of evil, and the use of murder and drugs as tools to gain status and prestige.
From the teeth of the hydra come the children of the damned: I don’t think it’s any huge secret I …
You might have noticed I haven’t been posting as much SF recently; soon enough, I’ll have something to make up …
Someone is knocking off cops in the 87th Precinct, and if there’s one thing the detectives won’t stand for, it’s murder of their own—with the investigators wearing a target on their backs.
Down on his luck everyman, on the way to the hospital to meet up with his pregnant wife, is abducted by a gun-toting maniac and forced to ride along with him across the city. Tense dread ensues.
Based on a vintage Howard story fragment, Solomon Kane investigates a nefarious baron, his creepy castle built on the foundations of devil-worship, and an all too intelligent wolf.
A collection of Frank R. Paul’s work for the 1940s, focusing on his colorful visions from the “Life On” and “City On” series for pulp magazines in the early 1940s.
Crash-landing on the surface of a desolate ice planet, the motley crew of one kidnapper and his abductees find themselves embroiled in the local city-state’s bid for revolution.
A collection of one short novel and four novellas/novelets, showcasing some of C.L. Moore’s best solo science fiction offerings from the late ’40s and early ’50s.