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The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey

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The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey

by Nadis, Fred

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ISBN 10
039916054X
ISBN 13
9780399160547
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New York City: Tarcher/Penguin, 2013. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo., 289pp. Beautiful Unread First Edition. Square, tight and clean throughout with little or no wear. Equally attractive unclipped dust-wrapper, ($28.95), is fresh and bright with no creases, tears or chipping. A very pretty collectable copy.

Synopsis

The rollicking true story of the legendary writer and editor who ruled over America’s fantasy and supernatural pulp journals in the mid-twentieth century, and shaped today’s UFO and sci-fi cultures: Ray Palmer.  Meet Ray Palmer. A hustler, a trickster, and a visionary. The hunchbacked Palmer, who stood at just over four feet tall, was nevertheless an indomitable force, the ruler of his own bizarre sector of the universe. Armed with only his typewriter, Palmer changed the world as we know it –  jumpstarting the flying saucer craze; frightening hundreds of thousands of Americans with “true” stories of evil denizens of inner earth; and reporting on cover-ups involving extraterrestrials, the paranormal, and secret government agencies. As editor for the ground-breaking sci-fi magazine Amazing Stories and creator of publications such as Other Worlds, Imagination, Fate, Mystic, Search, Flying Saucers, Hidden World, and Space Age, Palmer pushed the limits and broke new ground in science fiction publishing in the 1940s and 1950s—and was reviled for it by purists who called him “the man who killed science fiction.” In the first-ever biography devoted to the figure who molded modern geek culture, pulp scholar Fred Nadis paints a vivid portrait of Palmer—a brilliant, charming, and wildly willful iconoclast who helped ignite the UFO craze, convinced Americans of hidden worlds and government cover ups, and championed the occult and paranormal. Palmer overcame serious physical handicaps to become the most significant editor during the “golden age” of pulp magazines; he rebelled in his own inimitable way against the bland suburban vision of the American Dream; he concocted new literary genres; and he molded our current conspiracy culture decades before The X-Files claimed that the truth was out there.

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book dealer
Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
005587
Title
The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey
Author
Nadis, Fred
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
039916054X
ISBN 13
9780399160547
Publisher
Tarcher/Penguin
Place of Publication
New York City
Date Published
2013
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror;

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