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Wildside Press MEGAPACKs for Under a Buck!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | Posted by Bob Byrne

Pic_MegpackPrice1The Black Gate staff loves the pulps. Science fiction, fantasy, weird menace, horror, hardboiled, adventure, westerns — the list goes on. So much that was long out of print has come back through the efforts of imprints like Mysterious Press, Altus Press, Black Dog, Crippin & Landru, Fedogan & Bremer, Haffner Press, and more.

Coupled with the advent of ebooks, it’s a veritable gold mine for pulp fans. John Betancourt, founder of Wildside Press, has a line of ebooks under the MEGAPACK moniker. Covering all genres, they offer a plethora of pulp stories. Yes, many of the books are a mix of the wheat and the chaff, but there’s plenty of good reading to be had. At an affordable price. How affordable? Below is a list of MEGAPACKS selling for either 55 or 99 cents at Amazon. I’m not sure if that’s the regular price (I’ve paid a bit more in the past).

This is NOT a comprehensive list. I simply got tired of typing entries (and the word, ‘MEGAPACK’). But this gives you a feel for how many different collections there are. In multiple genres, as well. Look for an author, or field, you like and spend less than a buck  a volume to pick up some stories (and even novels). I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that is more than worth your money!

E Hoffman Price’s Two-Fisted Detectives (19)

The Weird Fiction MEGAPACK (25)

The Talbot Mundy MEGAPACK (28)

The Second Science Fiction MEGAPACK (25)

The William Hope Hodgson MEGPACK (35)

 

The E. Hoffman Price Exotic Adventure MEGAPACK (11)

The E Hoffman Price Spicy Adventure MEGAPACK (14)

Hoffman Price’s Fables of Ismeddin MEGAPACK (19)

E Hoffman Price’s War & Western Action MEGAPACK (19)

Pic_Megapack2ndAdventureThe Pulp Fiction MEGAPACK (25)

The Second Adventure MEGAPACK (23)

The Doctor Satan MEGAPACK (7)

The 8th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK – Weird Tales (25)

The 11th Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK – E Hoffman Price (18)

E. Hoffman Price’s Pierre d’Artois: Occult Detective & Associates MEGAPACK (20)

The Pulp Hero MEGAPACK (7)

The Occult Detective MEGAPACK (29)

The Pulp Crime MEGAPACK (25)

The Second Pulp Crime MEGAPACK (25)

The Science Fiction Crime & Detective MEGAPACK (26)

The Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK (40)

The Second Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK

Weirdbook Annual #2: The Third Cthulhu Mythos MEGAPACK (23)

The Fritz Lieber MEGAPACK (10)

The Lost World MEGAPACK (22)

The H. Beam Piper MEGAPACK (33)

The Second Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK (13)

The Classic Zanthodon MEGAPACK (5)

The 37th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK: John W. Campbell Jr. Vol 1 (9)

The 38th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK: Chester S. Grier

The 39th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK (12)

The Arsene Lupin MEGAPACK (11)

The Space Opera MEGAPACK (20)

The Space Opera Novella MEGAPACK (6)

Pic_MegapackTimeTravel1The 4th Macabre MEGAPACK (20)

The Macabre MEGAPACK (25)

The Time Travel MEGAPACK (26)

The William Hope Hodgson MEGPACK (35)

The Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK (15)

The First Murray Leinster MEGAPACK (25)

The Third Murray Leinster MEGAPACK (15)

The Fourth Murray Leinster MEGAPACK (13)

The H. Bedford-Jones Pulp MEGAPACK (20)

The Harold Lamb MEGAPACK (18)

The First Kothar the Barbarian MEGPACK (3)

The Second Kothar the Barbarian MEGAPACK (2)

The Adventure MEGAPACK (25)

The Robert Silverberg Science Fiction MEGAPACK (23)

The Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGAPACK: Frank Belknap Long Vol 2

The Noir Novel MEGAPACK (4)

The Witches MEGAPACK Weirdbook Annual #1

The Rafael Sabatini MEGAPACK (20)

The Adventure Novella MEGAPACK (8)

The Hardboiled Mystery MEGAPACK (4)

First Golden Age of Mystery & Crime MEGAPACK (26)

The Noir Mystery MEGAPACK (25)

The Second Fritz Leiber MEGAPACK (14)

The Lady Sleuths MEGAPACK (20)

The Arthur Conan Doyle MEGAPACK (65)

The Library Fuzz MEGAPACK (20)

The Golden Age of Weird Fiction MEGPACK – Vol 6: Clark Ashton Smith (17)

The Andre Norton MEGAPACK (15)

The Harry Harrison MEGAPACK (12)

Pic_MegapackRobotThe Fourth Time Travel MEGAPACK (21)

The Alien MEGAPACK (25)

The E.E. Doc Smith Science Fiction MEGPACK (11)

The Fredric Brown MEGAPACK (33)

The First Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK – Winston K. Marks (12)

The Robot MEGAPACK (19)

The Zane Grey MEGAPACK (42)

The Victorian Rogues MEGAPACK (28)

The Jungle Story MEGAPACK (12)

The First Sexton Blake MEGAPACK (23)

The Sea-Story MEGAPACK (30)

The Third Mystery MEGAPACK (26)

The Detective O’Malley MEGAPACK (21)

The Fantomas MEGAPACK (5)

The Carolyn Wells Mystery MEGPACK (17)

The Fletcher Flora Mystery MEGPACK (20)

The Second Fletcher Flora Mystery MEGAPACK (20)

The Detective MEGAPACK (28)

The Weird Fiction MEGAPACK (25)

The First Science Fiction MEGAPACK (6)

The Eighth Science Fiction MEGAPACK (25)

The Ninth Science Fiction MEGAPACK

The Thirteenth Science Fiction MEGAPACK (26)

The Steampunk MEGAPACK  (26)

pic_MegapackWesternThe Western MEGAPACK

The Guy de Maupassant MEGAPACK (144)

The King Arthur MEGAPACK (19)

The E. Nesbit MEGAPACK (26)

The Frances Hogdson Burnett MEGAPACK (40)

The Tom Corbett, Space Cadet MEGAPACK (10)

The E.F. Benson MEGAACK (36)

The Third Time Travel MEGAPACK (18)

The Fourth Time Travel MEGAPACK (21)

The Stephen Wasylyk Mystery MEGAPACK (20)

The Third Girl Detective MEGAPACK (9)

The B.M. Bower MEGAPACK (42)

The Lawrence Watt-Evans Fantasy MEGAPACK (24)

I’m not kidding you – there were still pages of MEGAPACKS to search through. Go check it out!


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Bob Byrne organized Black Gate’s Monday morning, star-studded series, Hither Came Conan.

Bob Byrne’s ‘A (Black) Gat in the Hand’ was a regular Monday morning hardboiled pulp column from May through December, 2018.

His ‘The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes’ column ran every Monday morning at Black Gate  from March, 2014 through March, 2017 (still making an occasional return appearance!).

He also organized Black Gate’s award-nominated ‘Discovering Robert E. Howard’ series and helped start up the occasional RPG series, ‘Modular.’

He is a member of the Praed Street Irregulars, founded www.SolarPons.com (the only website dedicated to the ‘Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street’) and blogs about Holmes and other mystery matters at Almost Holmes.

He has contributed stories to The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Parts III, IV,  and VI.

And he is in a new anthology of new Solar Pons stories, out now.

1 Comment »

  1. I bought a Kindle (first time ever) a few months ago simply because of these MEGAPACK bundles. They’re so cheap! It’s difficult to track some of these great older stories and authors and to get them at such prices.

    My only complaint is that the typos in a few of these can be quite bad. Overall though, the quality of most of them have been great.

    Comment by James McGlothlin - April 30, 2019 5:29 pm


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