Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Tales of Terror From Outer Space, Monstruos, Who Slew Auntie Roo?



Tales of Terror from Outer Space ed R. Chetwynd-Hayes
I, Mars by Ray Bradbury
Eight O'Clock in the Morning by Ray Nelson
Girl from Mars Robert Bloch
Heresies of the Huge God by Brian W. Aldiss
The Head Hunters by Ralph Williams
The Animators by Sydney J. Bounds
The Night of the Seventh Finger by Robert Presslie
No More for Mary by Charles Birkin
Invasion of Privacy by Bob Shaw
The Ruum by Arthur Porges
The First Days of May by Claude Veillot
Specialist by Robert Sheckley
No Morning After by Arthur C. Clarke
Shipwreck by R. Chetwynd-Hayes 


Who Slew Auntie Roo?
A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Orphans, No Place on Earth, Cocaine Wars


Orphans by Ed Naha


No Place on Earth by Louis Charbonneau
In the 23rd Century, science’s triumph in prolonging life comes at a terrible cost. Widespread famine and overpopulation spurred the creation of the Leader Party, a Malthusian-inspired dictatorship that controls the world with a ceaseless grip. Though a mysterious rebel group, The Underground, works to dismantle the police state, they’ve been dealt a potentially fatal blow—a traitor has infiltrated their ranks. Now, the success of a crucial operation, and perhaps the entire resistance, lies in the hands of one captured rebel, Petr Clayborne.

Raised by the state after his father was executed for treason, Petr never loved the Leader Party. But unlike his dad, he didn’t see any point in opposing it. That all changed when he found out he and his wife Alda would soon have a son of their own. Under the Population Code, unsanctioned birth is a crime punishable by death—for the parents…and the child.

Captain Kurt Hartog, the Population Control Corps’ most ruthless leader, will stop at nothing to crush The Underground. His brutal interrogation threatens Petr’s sanity, and his life. But Petr guards the rebellion’s most powerful secret. For the sake of humanity, for the sake of his son, he must be willing to do anything to protect it. 


Cocaine Wars

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Ghost Super-Detective, Planet Stories, The Toff and Old Harry


The Ghost Super-Detective, January 1940


Planet Stories, May 1954


The Toff and Old Harry by John Creasey
The Hon. Richard Rollison, alias "The Toff", decides to find gangland leader "Old Harry". But things start to look black for Rollison when rumours start that he is actually "Old Harry". 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Crocodile, Sin Wheeler Lust Dealer, Psycho Ward


Crocodile (1979)
A giant crocodile is killing and frightening people living nearby rivers. Two men, whose wives and daughter have been killed by the crocodile, decide to chase and eliminate it. 



Sin Wheeler, Lust Dealer by Mack Burman
Shady ethics and shameless lust partners


Psycho Ward by Shane Douglas
The young doctor’s methods were startling when his patient was a beautiful woman with strange impulses...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Private Detective, Swamp Hoyden, Day the World Ended


Private Detective (Canada), March 1944


Swamp Hoyden by Jack Woodford and John B. Thompson
Men chased her, charmed her, cheated her... but she outfoxed them all
She was no better than she had to be


Day the World Ended (1955)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Sex Couch, 2000 Years On, Strange Stories


Sex Couch by Stan Mulash


2,000 Years on by Vargo Statten
Jeremy Clyde is a young scientist who discovers that Time is a circle, and that deep within the human brain is a memory 'hangover' of future and past events. He carries out an experiment on himself and succeeds in mentally projecting his body 2,000 years into the future. Here he learns that his arrival in 3950 has been anticipated, and incredibly, he is appointed as the nominal ruler of the four inhabited inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. But he discovers he is only a puppet for a ruthless governing system being secretly maintained by malign Jovians. Clyde joins forces with his counterparts on the three other planets and battles to throw off the alien yoke... 


Strange Stories, April 1939

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: The Golden Grotto, Always Another Bed, Radio News


The Shadow: The Golden Grotto


Always Another Bed by Dean McCoy
Once a week they traded partners
Have 'New Morals' become big business? Bart Kimberly thought they had when he offered his wife's bedroom charms for political favors and to soften business competition - and put his own virility up for grabs at the weekly suburban sex roulette. Carol Kimberly agreed when she went along with her husband's plans. Bob and Shirley Adams bought the package when they set up their love trading post in the explosive money-and-morals sweepstakes where first-come-first-loved laid the ground rules for group-grope promiscuity.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Terror Tales, The Violent Ones, The Possessors


Terror Tales, January-February 1937


The Violent Ones by Howard Hunt
It was a red fury that drove Paul Cameron to Paris, into a maelstrom of intrigue and violence. In the center of that whirlpool he found a flaming nightclub singer, a fortune in illegal gold—and quick death on every side. Here is a novel that carries you with breathless speed into an exciting adventure that will leave you breathless by story’s end. 


The Possessors by John Christopher
When the storm rages and the avalanche cuts off power and phone lines, no one in the chalet is particularly bothered. There are kerosene lamps, a well-stocked bar and food supplies more than adequate to last them till the road to Nidenhaut can be opened up. They’re on holiday after all, and once the weather clears they can carry on skiing.

They do not know, then, that deep within the Swiss Alps, something alien has stirred: an invasion so sly it can only be detected by principled reasoning.

The Possessors had a long memory … For aeons which were now uncountable their life had been bound up with the evanescent lives of the Possessed. Without them, they could not act or think, but through them they were the masters of this cold world. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Trash Menace Gallery: Scratch Fever, The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, Death in Slow Motion


Nolan: Scratch Fever by Max Allan Collins
Return of a femme fatale. Beautiful, homicidal Julie has one lethal solution for every problem. And now Nolan and his sometime sidekick Jon have gotten on Julie's "problem" list. If a pair of out-of-town hitmen can't do the job, Julie will do it herself. 

The Fabulous World of Jules Verne


The Avenger 18: Death in Slow Motion by Kenneth Robeson (Paul Ernst)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

K.W. Jeter

K.W. Jeter is best known for coining the term Steampunk, and being compared favorably, or unfavorably, to Philip K. Dick.

His career began with a couple of novels for Laser Books: Seeklight (1975) and The Dreamfields (1976).




His steampunk works began with an H.G. Wells continuation Morlock Night (1979), and continued with his Infernal Devices series beginning in 1987.



His cyberpunk novels include Dr. Adder (1984), The Glass Hammer (1985), Death Arms (1987), Farewell Horizontal (1989), Madlands (1991), and Noir (1998)











His horror novels began with Soul Eater (1983), and continued with Dark Seeker (1987), Mantis (1987), In the Land of the Dead (1989), The Night Man (1990), Wolf Flow (1992), and Kingdom of Shadows (2011).










Jeter also wrote media tie-ins through much of the 90s for franchises such as Blade Runner, Alien Nation, Star Trek, and Star Wars.  His most recent series is his self-published Kim Oh hit-woman books, some in ebook, some not.

Jeter has been releasing his back catalog in ebook, though it's a bit hard to navigate on Amazon with the stock photo covers and multiple short stories mixed in.  The links above are to the Kindle versions - sadly, most of his horror hasn't been reprinted.

Monday, February 12, 2018