Teenager decides to escape his life in the slums by turning to the Syndicate and the life of organized prostitution. If you can’t guess, another one with an unsavory protagonist.
For the first time in billions of years, a new human is born. More importantly, he’s the first person in billions of years with the driving curiosity to leave his utopian city.
I really dig Ed Emsh’s style; at his best, his book and magazine covers are vibrant and dynamic. I’ll let these high(er)-res covers speak for themselves: an assortment from books (mostly Ace and Pyramid paperbacks), pulps, and digest magazines, from the early 1950s to late-1960s. I put them in rough chronological order.
Unlucky drifter agrees to tag along on a rich couple’s fishing excursion. A surplus of booze, too many guns, a rich drunkard and his unhappy wife make for an incendiary mix.
Three-time loser has finally struck gold—thirty-six pounds of it. But when it turns out to be radioactive, killing all who touch it, he takes desperate measures to strike it rich.
Mexicali saloon piano player is caught up in multi-layered intrigues and a dangerous drug ring, all because he slept with his boss’s wife and then accidentally killed the guy.
In memory of Ray Bradbury, author to some of my favorite books and stories over the years. He passed away on the 6th of June, 2012. He will be missed.
Scientists unleash ancient alien monstrosity from the briny deep; it proceeds to go about re-conquering our world via its psychic powers. A B-movie in book form.
Accident at a nuclear power plant threatens to doom most of the United States. Written well before atomic power or nuclear plants were common features (back in 1942).