Windy City Pulp Stories No.17 by Tom Roberts (editor)


The gang magazines and the Red Circle line of pulps.

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Recognizing the gang magazines and the Red Circle line of pulps.

A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!


The Gang Pulps

  •  “The NEW Gangster Story,” by Joseph Lichtblau
  • “Underworld, Gangster, G-Men, Etc.,” by Harold Hersey
  • “Two Magazines Suspend Under Sumner Threat” (New York newspaper clipping)
  • “Gangsters Real and Fictional,” by George Hagenauer

Art Focus

  • “Tom Lovell: The Hersey Years” by Tom Roberts
  • “Steranko: Daydreams, Nightmares, and Other Obsessions”
  • (Interview) “Steranko Sounds Off!” by Tom Roberts

The Red Circle of Menace

  • “Have You a Little Sadism in Your Dome?” by Harry Adler
  • “Meet the Editor: Robert O. Erisman”
  • “An Interview with Abe Goodman” by Robert Weinberg
  • “A Short History and Checklist of Martin Goodman’s Pulp Publications” by Gene Christie


  • “Pineapples!” by Robert Leslie Bellem
  • “The Gargoyles of Madness” by Russell Grey

In Memoriam

  • “My Life In Science Fiction,” by David Kyle
  • “I Remember David A. Kyle,” by John L. Coker III
  • “David Kyle: A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams,” by John L. Coker III

Film Focus

  • “From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2017,” by Ed Hulse

First book publication

Trade paperback / 130 pages

Cover art by Tom Lovell


A Five Star review on Amazon.

“Another great collection as always.”

Additional information

Weight 7.7 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in