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on 20 March 2013
Lots of stories and novels from the earlier days of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy writing for sale in eBook form on Amazon are freely available at Project Gutenberg and other public domain book websites. Many wily sellers simply get them from there first and take advantage of other people's work to make some easy money off unwary buyers. It would be nice if the publishers of books like this one would join the create-and-share-for-free volunteers, but I will sometimes make an exception and buy an eBook of public domain stories so long as it is low-priced and contains a few that I can't find elsewhere. I can understand some present-day readers not getting the magic of such old stuff, but for me and many others it is golden. Early authors of these genres - from the Gothic writers of the 1700's to the Victorians and beyond - paved the way for many authors who would follow in their footsteps. Those eras are gone forever, but important as they were in the history of all fantasy literature, the gems and lesser gems that were born of them can live on so long as somebody in each subsequent generation sees their value and promotes them. Hopefully the free literature sites and cheaper eBooks like this one will engender more and more new fans as time goes by, so that such imaginative, influential and entertaining work is never forgotten. eBook makers who claim to love what they're selling should, however, show it by giving away what they have usually gotten at no cost to themselves thanks to the effort and time of others.
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Welcome to the world of the pulps with this selection of pulp tales. Pulp fiction, apart from selling cheaper than other fiction due to the original cheapness of the paper and inks used also managed to circumvent some things, thus you have endless pneumatically built women whose clothing seems to fall off. Although their golden days are long past we still hanker over these tales, and there are always newer stories that are still being written.

Pulp fiction, whatever its specific genre otherwise is always fun. These authors were paid by the word and had to churn out masses of stories to keep making money, and thus similarities do occur. And although there are really bad as well as great stories, most of them followed certain themes. This collection here by a number of different authors is relatively good, although I am sure I am not the only person who can think of other stories by these authors that would have been much worthier of inclusion. There is a fantasy adventure tale here, and a few sci-fi and mad scientist type stories, but on the whole this is mainly full of crime tales. Even when it may seem like a horror tale you may find that it is a crime story instead. Indeed a couple of these could be seen as more adult versions of Scooby-Doo mysteries.

With tales that take in nude women, S&M which leads to torture and heinous crimes this is quite a fun read. There is an active table of contents so that you can find any particular tales. At the front of this book it does detail what publication each of these tales first appeared in. I should point out that there are some typos here and there, but not really anything to spoil your reading pleasure.
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on 11 May 2015
I have read a few of the MegaPacks series and really like them...this is my favourite so far...it's got a good mix of strange stories which are well written...early on in the book there are stories containing brutal scenes of violence which are quite shocking but as the book continues the stories are more intriguing and adventurous rather than shocking...overall very good indeed.
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on 22 May 2013
This book is exactly what it says it is. Stories at the beginning and for most of the way through are fun pulp but the book runs out of steam for me towards the end and the tales become less interesting. Overall a good read and well worth the cover price.
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on 30 July 2014
If you love sensational stories give this a go its a great selection of pulp reading material.
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on 17 October 2014
It's a bit crap, but I didn't hate it. It's pulp fiction for a reason.
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on 2 October 2016
as described thank you
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on 24 April 2013
As a long time reader of all sorts of Science Fiction - I rate this series as some of the best. A good assortment most enjoyable.
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on 30 April 2013
I know it said that the stories would be un - p.c - this I could deal with. If fact that was the most entertaining bit about the stories. I NEVER put a book down until I have finished it - but this I had to.
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