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BLAST OFF! Space Toy Book
Blast Off!! chronicles the golden era of space
toys, an age of imagination unbound by the more mundane realities of space travel
ushered in by Sputnik and the Space Age.
By Jack Hagerty and Jon Rogers.
It's here and it is everything we hoped for. For information on how to order the
SPACESHIP HANDBOOK click on the THE HANDBOOK INFORMATION
STARMAN Series By Michael D. Cooper-
JOURNEY TO THE TENTH PLANET - Third in a series of 23
A new series of space action adventures in the tradition of the series books of
Tom Corbett and Rick Brant.
Starman # 3, is finished and may be ordered now.
Go to the JOURNEY TO THE TENTH PLANET page
for an update on the book and the introduction page
for the background on the series. For further updates go to the STARMAN website
: http://www.starmanseries.com . Don't
miss out on this new series of space opera adventures.
Ib Melchior Man of Imagination
By Robert Skotak
Midnight Marquee Press, Inc
IF one of your all time favorite SF movies of 1964
was ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS, or you remember the MAN IN SPACE television
show with fond memories then you can thank Mr. Melchior. Now, thanks to Robert
Skotak's book IB MELCHIOR MAN OF IMAGINATION, you will have another reason
to thank Ib Mechior because his early work in SF began with TOM CORBETT SPACE
I was interested in the chapter dedicated to the Tom Corbett Space Cadet show,
but found that the book is a wealth of information about one of the early pioneers
of TV and movie SF. From Mr. Mechior's work on Tom Corbett to scripting
some of the best SF TV and movies of the 1960's, Robert Skotak's book will enlighten
you to Mr. Mechior's career as well as provide leads for future research into
early SF TV series.
I now understand why I enjoyed both the Crusoe movie and the Man into Space TV
series. The man behind the work is truly a fellow cadet who has given us "a sense
of wonder" and deserves the title of Man of Imagination. Thanks Robert for the
research into a career that has touched and delighted many of us as we grew up.
This is a valuable resource for SF movie and TV fans and is recommended reading
for all cadets.
IB MELCHIOR MAN OF IMAGINATION can be ordered from Amazon.com
IT CAME FROM BOB'S BASEMENT Publication
date December 7,2000
From John Michlig.
As many of you who are in or around the book business know, publicity budgets
are tiny for books that aren't written by Stephen King, J.K Rowling, or accused
felons. Quite simply, it's largely up to the authors themselves to shake as
many trees possible in order to make sure awareness is high.
The purpose of this message is to solicit suggestions, create opportunities,
and begin "viral marketing" in advance of the release of IT CAME FROM BOB'S
BASEMENT. For all of us who have been fortunate enough to see Bob's priceless
collection and hear his equally priceless anecdotes, this is a no-brainer. The
job now is to make sure everyone else in the country A) knows about http://www.amazon.com,
and B) takes this book home!
For those of you who have web sites or friends who run sites: feel free to take
whatever graphics you need from my site (http://www.fullyarticulated.com/BobsBasement.html).
If it's a banner you prefer, let me know and I'll get one to you.
The book is already listed on Amazon.com
If you enjoy the book as much as we think you will, please take the time to
submit a review once you've read it. It really is incredible just how effective
Amazon reviews can be.
Please don't hesitate to contact me or Bob if you have questions or a brain-sparkler
you'd like to share, and thanks in advance for helping to make the book a success!
From The Publisher:
IT CAME FROM BOB'S BASEMENT is a colorful journey through the vivid
and campy world of fantastic cinema and a true tribute to a man who has dedicated
his life to the preservation of incredible movie artifacts -- from the original
King Kong's metallic skeleton to the life-size Alien Queen. Including insider
stories from the sets of favorites like The She Creature, It Conquered the World,
and Plan Nine from Outer Space, Bob Burns brings fellow fantasy buffs up-close
with props and artwork from the greatest (and most outrageous) sci-fi films
of all time. A story told with genuinely irresistible enthusiasm, Bob's Basement
honors the beloved cult classics that have shaped movie history.
Frankie Thomas (Tom Corbett)
This is the tenth Sherlock Holmes book by the Polaris Unit's Command cadet. Copies
of Frankie's books have been published in Germany, Israel, Russia and England.
This new Sherlock Holmes book, Sherlock Holmes and the Panamanian Girls,
is now available from:
Jan (Roger Manning) Merlin
Jan Merlin is best known to Cadets of the Solar Guard as Roger Manning
on the Tom Corbett Space Cadet Show. Jan is also an author with several books
published. Jan has a new ordering page for his books, http://www.xlibris.com/JanMerlin.html
. Jan Merlin has his novel about the film Industry, SHOOTING MONTEZUMA, available
in hard back and a new trade paperback edition. Books are available on the Internet
MONTEZUMA.html . Jan's GUNBEARER Part Two is also available .
by Eugene W. Metcalf
Ray Gun is produced by fellow Cadet Gene Metcalf. A colorful, hard bound
book on toy rayguns. Gene's website www.toyraygun.com
is a rich resource for ray gun fans. Highly recommended. You can order through
his website, the link takes you to the Barnes and Noble bookseller's site. The
Barnes and Noble price is $15.96 (almost $4 off the published cost) plus shipping.
CHESLEY BONESTELL SPACE ART CHRONOLOGY
From Melvin Schuetz:
I'm pleased to announce the publication of my new book, that traces the history
of Bonestell space art in books and magazines from 1944 to 1998. It is the definitive
reference guide to where his space art appeared. The vast majority of the information
in this book has never been published before.
The book is now available and may be previewed and ordered on the Internet at:
Anyone who remembers the 1950's Collier magazine's "Space Program" issues,
know what a great space artist Chesley Bonestell was. However, this is a book
that lists publications and media where Bonestell's work has appeared and does
not contain any paintings by Chesley Bonestell. It is not an art book, but a complete
reference book to Chesley Bonestell's work. A reference guide for researchers
and fans who need to locate books, magazines etc which contain Bonestell's work.
A very valuable tool.
It appears that DuMont's Capt Video Book is a no show. Many fans have tried
to order the book, but no one has received a copy yet. Anyone know if this is
a real book??
Comments & suggestions may be sent to the
Solar Guard Academy