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Welcome to The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK®, which features the weird fiction of E. Hoffmann Price. Wildside Press, in association with Mr. Price’s heirs, are dedicated to making the extensive body of work of this pulpsmith extraordinaire accessible once again to the public through our line of MEGAPACK® collections. Included in this volume are 18 more of Price Welcome to The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK®, which features the weird fiction of E. Hoffmann Price. Wildside Press, in association with Mr. Price’s heirs, are dedicated to making the extensive body of work of this pulpsmith extraordinaire accessible once again to the public through our line of MEGAPACK® collections. Included in this volume are 18 more of Price's classic stories from the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp magazines. Here are: SALADIN'S THRONE-RUG THE GIRL FROM SAMARCAND THE PEACOCK'S SHADOW THE LORD OF ILLUSION PALE HANDS TARBIS OF THE LAKE THE GARDEN OF EVIL THE WALKING DEAD TOMB DWELLER KEEPER OF THE GATEWAY PIT OF MADNESS SATAN'S DAUGHTER THE DESTROYING DEMON SPANISH VAMPIRE SELENE WALKS BY NIGHT THE OLD GODS EAT PRAYER TO SATAN WEB OF WIZARDRY If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!


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Welcome to The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK®, which features the weird fiction of E. Hoffmann Price. Wildside Press, in association with Mr. Price’s heirs, are dedicated to making the extensive body of work of this pulpsmith extraordinaire accessible once again to the public through our line of MEGAPACK® collections. Included in this volume are 18 more of Price Welcome to The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK®, which features the weird fiction of E. Hoffmann Price. Wildside Press, in association with Mr. Price’s heirs, are dedicated to making the extensive body of work of this pulpsmith extraordinaire accessible once again to the public through our line of MEGAPACK® collections. Included in this volume are 18 more of Price's classic stories from the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp magazines. Here are: SALADIN'S THRONE-RUG THE GIRL FROM SAMARCAND THE PEACOCK'S SHADOW THE LORD OF ILLUSION PALE HANDS TARBIS OF THE LAKE THE GARDEN OF EVIL THE WALKING DEAD TOMB DWELLER KEEPER OF THE GATEWAY PIT OF MADNESS SATAN'S DAUGHTER THE DESTROYING DEMON SPANISH VAMPIRE SELENE WALKS BY NIGHT THE OLD GODS EAT PRAYER TO SATAN WEB OF WIZARDRY If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

47 review for The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK®: E. Hoffmann Price: 18 Classic Fantasy and Horror Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gregory D.

    Edgar Hoffmann Price (July 3, 1898 – June 18, 1988) was a larger than life character, similar to those in his fixpction: A graduate of West Point, he served in World War (followed by military duty in Mexico and the Philippines) and was a champion fencer and boxer, a Buddhist, an amateur Orientalist, and a student of the Arabic language. He befriended, corresponded with, and personally met many authors of the pulp era including being the only person to actually MEET Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Edgar Hoffmann Price (July 3, 1898 – June 18, 1988) was a larger than life character, similar to those in his fixpction: A graduate of West Point, he served in World War (followed by military duty in Mexico and the Philippines) and was a champion fencer and boxer, a Buddhist, an amateur Orientalist, and a student of the Arabic language. He befriended, corresponded with, and personally met many authors of the pulp era including being the only person to actually MEET Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H.P. Lovecraft. He wrote hundreds of stories for many pulp magazines in varied genres like horror, detective, adventure, fantasy and science fiction. I only knew him previously for his collaboration with Lovecraft --"Beyond the Gate of the Silver Key" -- and his occult detective stories. The original, Price version of Silver Gate, called "Lord of Illusuons" is in this collection and the final form is probably 80% Lovecraft's words around Price's plot -- and much better for it. While a few of these stories are really fun, as a whole, the collection gets old -- Price's protagonists are all the same: flamboyant, tough, somewhat amoral, oversexed (like, REALLY oversexed) and American. The casual racism and sexism of the era is in full force, and while not of Lovecraft's decided bigotry, was reallly too much in a few stories, specifically towards blacks in general and American blacks in particular. I am not, by nature, someone wh feels terribky judgy about such things in 90 year old stories -- but if you find Howard, or Hammett or Chandler too much, you won't handle this. The collection loses a star for the racism and sexism beyond its contemporaries, it loses two more for recycling plot elements; one example -- every other story had dome variant of the mysterious woman who is not what she seems in a Middle-Eastern setting. I love the Yazidis, but they figure into lrobably 1/4 of the stories, almost always in the same way. What is good in here is good and fun, but there isn't enough of it. Price was extremely prolific, but there is a reason he isn'remembered like Howard, Smith, Lovecraft, Mundy, Chandler, etc.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Derek Davis

    What an odd slop-together. Roughly a third of the stories are from the golden age of Weird Tales and show a fine ability to sew together style and plot. The rest are from something called Spicy Mystery Stories – very soft, giggle-worthy porn wrapped in mystery or supernatural blankets. "The Lord of Illusion," an early draft of a Cthulhu story later rewritten by Lovecraft, becomes almost a philosophical treatise that goes far beyond the usual snot-drooling monsters of that mythos. "Saladin's Thro What an odd slop-together. Roughly a third of the stories are from the golden age of Weird Tales and show a fine ability to sew together style and plot. The rest are from something called Spicy Mystery Stories – very soft, giggle-worthy porn wrapped in mystery or supernatural blankets. "The Lord of Illusion," an early draft of a Cthulhu story later rewritten by Lovecraft, becomes almost a philosophical treatise that goes far beyond the usual snot-drooling monsters of that mythos. "Saladin's Throne Rug" follows twists and turns of character to a truly horrific ending. As so often with the pulpers, the need to churn out words at breakneck speed creates a kind of smelly verbal stew. Price's knowledge of religions and Mideastern artwork (especially rugs!) is staggering, but too often throw away on a shoddy story (the Spicy entries) with plot tossed together on the run. Other Price Megpacks, covering his detective stories, etc., are either out of in the works and sound like better bets.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Albert

    Your story deserves a lot of audience, you can publish it on NovelStar Mobile App.

  4. 4 out of 5

    MBybee

    Once you get past the two (2!!) stories with way too many details about carpets, the rest are ok. Not great, but not bad.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Russell Shaddox

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Adams

  7. 5 out of 5

    Walt O'Hara

  8. 4 out of 5

    Svein Erik

  9. 4 out of 5

    pamela j buckland

  10. 5 out of 5

    Don Berry

  11. 4 out of 5

    Peter Caldwell

  12. 4 out of 5

    OTIS

  13. 5 out of 5

    Matthew W Seniff

  14. 4 out of 5

    DAVID A SMITH

  15. 4 out of 5

    Virgil T. Sharp

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hermit Hank

  17. 5 out of 5

    Fred

  18. 4 out of 5

    Geoffrey Dick

  19. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Keech Ballard

  21. 5 out of 5

    Steve Goulding

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cyber

  23. 5 out of 5

    George Roney

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joe

  25. 4 out of 5

    jerry r lee

  26. 5 out of 5

    Geoff Covey

  27. 5 out of 5

    Travis D Rodgers

  28. 5 out of 5

    Toofan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Clare

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mike Hurst

  31. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Palermo

  32. 4 out of 5

    Mirta

  33. 4 out of 5

    Dave

  34. 5 out of 5

    Phil Collins

  35. 4 out of 5

    michael f bocchinfuso

  36. 4 out of 5

    Dan Solberg

  37. 4 out of 5

    VIVIAN R JONES

  38. 5 out of 5

    Gidget

  39. 4 out of 5

    Lou Columbus

  40. 4 out of 5

    Mike

  41. 5 out of 5

    Joe Duquette

  42. 4 out of 5

    Toddball

  43. 4 out of 5

    Viljem Tadel

  44. 5 out of 5

    Reg Aubry

  45. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Ragan

  46. 5 out of 5

    J. S.

  47. 5 out of 5

    christopher schenck

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