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#1 PaulMc

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:46 PM

http://paizo.com/sto...o/planetStories

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#2 Mike_The_Barbarian

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:37 PM

Some of those look really nice, Paul. Thanks for the info, it's very much appreciated.. :lol:

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:08 AM

That is good stuff! :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 04:59 AM

Thanks for that link Paul. I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on some of those editions.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:36 PM

I'm sure some of you are already familiar with this publisher, but I thought I would throw a link up here to Planet Stories. I'm planning on getting a few of these.

Edit: GAH!! Can a Mod fix my title? It's supposed to be "Planet" not "Plant." :angry:

Edit 2: Yeah, I know it's been mentioned by deuce. My search fu was weak. :lol: But thanks!

Edited by Reaver, 31 October 2008 - 05:33 PM.
was: plant stories


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:00 PM

I'm sure some of you are already familiar with this publisher, but I thought I would throw a link up here to Planet Stories. I'm planning on getting a few of these.

Edit: GAH!! Can a Mod fix my title? It's supposed to be "Planet" not "Plant." :angry:

Edit 2: Yeah, I know it's been mentioned by deuce. My search fu was weak. :lol: But thanks!


Looking forward to seeing some of you guys and gals in print at planet Stories one day in the future.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:13 PM

I have to recommend this line for anyone who is looking to find excellent old school sword and sorcery and planet adventure stories.
Since they started publishing I've added a number of titles to my collection.
BTW, if you go to their forums, there is a thread for asking what titles and authors you would like to see added to their lists of future publications.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:22 PM

Yeah, I've been touting these too.

Very neat stuff - and I just swung by their page and they are doing a collection of Manly Wade Wellman's Silver John stories next year!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:12 PM

Al Harron has written a post that looks at the Planet Stories line-up here:


http://www.thecimmerian.com/?p=8928

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:39 PM

I've got the Kuttner and Kline volumes. Nice editions. :D
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 04:23 PM

An interview with Erik Mona of Paizo/Planet Stories:

http://www.blackgate...sher-erik-mona/

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 05:07 PM

Paizo are very important to me. I happen to like Kuttner/CL Moore,Brackett. Where else can i get their books in good looking trade paperbacks.


I want to try Merritt too and they have books of his when i cant find his books anywhere near me.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

News from Michael Moorcock is that a reprint of his Sojan the Swordsman juvenilia is coming from Planet Stories.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:16 AM

News from Michael Moorcock is that a reprint of his Sojan the Swordsman juvenilia is coming from Planet Stories.

And, so it is!

It was almost buried under the announcement of the Hok collection.

;)

http://paizo.com/pla...s/v5748btpy8ddk

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:31 AM

I'm very interested in reading the Lansdale story.
I've always thought that he has the style and technique to write excellent sword and sorcery stories.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:53 AM

Paizo's edition of Merrott's "Ship of Ishtar" uses the original Virgil Finlay illustrations from the old Bordon memorial edition (early 1940s?). The cover isn't as nice as the 1970s Stephen Fabian cover from the Avon edition. But that's just a teeny tiny complaint. The fact that the book has been brought back out is truly wonderful. I wish that more younger (and older) reader's appreciated A. Merritt. He is one of my favorites.
For me ,Paizo with their "Planet Stories Library" has become what Ace,Ballantine and DAW were 35 years ago.IMHO


Paizo are very important to me. I happen to like Kuttner/CL Moore,Brackett. Where else can i get their books in good looking trade paperbacks.


I want to try Merritt too and they have books of his when i cant find his books anywhere near me.


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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:48 AM

Paizo's edition of Merrott's "Ship of Ishtar" uses the original Virgil Finlay illustrations from the old Bordon memorial edition (early 1940s?). The cover isn't as nice as the 1970s Stephen Fabian cover from the Avon edition. But that's just a teeny tiny complaint. The fact that the book has been brought back out is truly wonderful. I wish that more younger (and older) reader's appreciated A. Merritt. He is one of my favorites.


Right on. B)


For me ,Paizo with their "Planet Stories Library" has become what Ace,Ballantine and DAW were 35 years ago.IMHO


Right on. B) Several other small publishers are also trying to fight the good fight as well. Pulp to the people! ;)

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

Very nice convers on that site, i got the Elak stories from there a while back, I'm curious about the Novel Anubis murders though, the plot sound realy original but is gygax a good writer?
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:36 PM

Very nice convers on that site, i got the Elak stories from there a while back, I'm curious about the Novel Anubis murders though, the plot sound realy original but is gygax a good writer?



I couldn't finish it.That could also be just a matter of taste. It (IMHO) read like D&D. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I found it colorless.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:07 PM


News from Michael Moorcock is that a reprint of his Sojan the Swordsman juvenilia is coming from Planet Stories.

And, so it is!

It was almost buried under the announcement of the Hok collection.

;)

http://paizo.com/pla...s/v5748btpy8ddk

Sharing a "double-feature" billing with a story from Lansdale.


So, I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes.

:)

I have the six Elric books from ACE, (kinda wish I had opted for the DAWs - they had cooler covers, IMO) but ACE never did the seventh, Elric at the End of Time. That one I do have. It's a miscellany collection.

I was flipping through it recently, and I had totally forgotten that it includes Sojan!

Just putting it out there - if anyone wants to compare versions between DAW and Planet Stories when the time comes. B)

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