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The Man from Mars The Rollicking True Story Of The Legendary Writer And Editor Who Ruled Over America S Fantasy And Supernatural Pulp Journals In The Mid Twentieth Century, And Shaped Today S UFO And Sci Fi Cultures Ray Palmer Meet Ray Palmer A Hustler, A Trickster, And A Visionary The Hunchbacked Palmer, Who Stood At Just Over Four Feet Tall, Was Nevertheless An Indomitable Force, The Ruler Of His Own Bizarre Sector Of The Universe Armed With Only His Typewriter, The Palmer Changed The World As We Know It Jumpstarting The Flying Saucer Craze Frightening Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans With True Stories Of Evil Denizens Of Inner Earth And Reporting On Cover Ups Involving Extraterrestrials, The Paranormal, And Secret Government Agencies As Editor For The Ground Breaking Sci Fi Magazine Amazing Stories And Creator Of Publications Such As Other Worlds, Imagination, Fate, Mystic, Search, Flying Saucers, Hidden World, And Space Age, Palmer Pushed The Limits And Broke New Ground In Science Fiction Publishing In The 1940s And 1950s And Was Reviled For It By Purists Who Called Him The Man Who Killed Science Fiction In The First Ever Biography Devoted To The Figure Who Molded Modern Geek Culture, Pulp Scholar Fred Nadis Paints A Vivid Portrait Of Palmer A Brilliant, Charming, And Wildly Willful Iconoclast Who Helped Ignite The UFO Craze, Convinced Americans Of Hidden Worlds And Government Cover Ups, And Championed The Occult And Paranormal Palmer Overcame Serious Physical Handicaps To Become The Most Significant Editor During The Golden Age Of Pulp Magazines He Rebelled In His Own Inimitable Way Against The Bland Suburban Vision Of The American Dream He Concocted New Literary Genres And He Molded Our Current Conspiracy Culture Decades Before The X Files Claimed That The Truth Was Out There.

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!!> Reading ➵ The Man from Mars  ➭ Author Fred Nadis – Girlnailart.us
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • The Man from Mars
  • Fred Nadis
  • English
  • 06 April 2017
  • 039916054X

10 thoughts on “The Man from Mars

  1. says:

    One of the better biographies I ve read in recent years, it s actually the first biography I ve ever read about someone I actually knew and met, albeit just in passing The Man from Mars details the life and publishing career of early science fiction writer, editor and fan Raymond Palmer He was a somewhat divisive figure in early ...

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    Lesenotizen noch nicht die Review War Hugo Gernsback als Herausgeber der AMAZING STORIES der Father of Science Fiction Gernsback h tte noch von Scientification gesprochen , so wurde Ray Palmer 1937 in der Nachfolge zum Son of SF , nachdem er sich als Pulp Autor und vor allem als Begr nder des organized fandom verdient gemacht hatte.Palmer, 1910 geboren, wurde als 7 J hriger von einem Lkw erfa t und war f r den Rest seines Lebens verkr ppelt Sp ter wettete er, der an Selbstheilungskr fte Lesenotizen noch nicht die Review War Hugo Gernsback als Herausgeber der AMAZING STORIES der Father of Science Fiction Gernsback h tte noch von Scientification gesprochen , so wurde Ray Palmer 1937 in der Nachfolge zum Son of SF , nachdem er sich als Pulp Autor und vor allem als Begr nder des organized fandom verdient gemacht hatte.Palmer, 1910 geboren, wurde als 7 J hriger von einem Lkw erfa t und war f r den Rest seines Lebens verkr ppelt Sp ter wettete er, der an Selbstheilungskr fte glaubte, mit einem Arzt um 5 dass er entgegen dessen Prognose nicht sterben...

  3. says:

    This is a biography of one of the legendary figures in the history of science fiction fandom, who went on to become a professional editor and publisher of both fiction and pseudo scientific fact and speculation In the 40s he was known for promoting the Shaver mysteries in Amazing Stories, and later in his own magazines, is credited for coining the phrase flying saucer, and is responsible for promoting all manner of out there theories and fringe ideas It s a fascinating story, and the bo This is a biography of one of the legendary figures in the history of science fiction fandom, who went on to become a professional editor and publisher of both fiction and pseudo scientific fact and speculation In the 40s he was known for promoting the Shaver mysteries in Amazing Stories, and later in his own magazines, is credited for coining the phrase flying saucer, and is responsible for promoting all manner of out there theories and fringe ideas It s a fascinating story, and the book reserves judgment on just how much of the ideas he published he actually believed He always challenged his readers to question, which strikes me as a very good thing The book includes many interesting photographs and reproductions of magazine an...

  4. says:

    Great and engaging bio on Ray Palmer, former editor of Amazing Stories, Fate, and a multitude of other pubs The mid point of this book almost lost me as it became as much a bio of Richard Shaver as it was of Palmer suitable given their intertwined publishing ventures interests , but it got back on track and kept me reading A bit meandering toward the end, but so was Palmer, so it s...

  5. says:

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway.A very interesting way of portrayal of a novel with its format.

  6. says:

    It wasOK Palmer is a difficult subject to write about exactly because he has so many contradictions He can be dismissed a hoaxster or a true believer but that requires throwing out too much evidence Nadis reaches this conclusion in the last couple of pages of the book, which are by far the best.The rest fo the book never rises above summarizing the admittedly vast research Nadis did But there s the rub, again A lot of the book depends on Palmer s accounts, but we can t always trus It wasOK Palmer is a difficult subject to write about exactly because he has so many contradictions He can be dismissed a hoaxster or a true believer but that requires throwing out too much evidence Nadis reaches this conclusion in the last couple of pages of the book, which are by far the best.The rest fo the book never rises above summarizing the admittedly vast research Nadis did But there s the rub, again A lot of the book depends on Palmer s accounts, but we can t always trust his accounts All the childhood stuff is tainted by Palmer s weird reconstructions of his history and interviewing his children doesn t really get around this problem More generally, the book is poorly sourced, which makes it frustrating at times.There s also the problem of contextualization Nadis only does this in the most general ways The Great Depression was hard, the post War years...

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    I guess it s not too strange that, while I tend to dislike biographies, the ones I m most drawn to are ones about outsiders, about those on the fringes, and or those who aren t afraid to upend the standard conventions of the time I can t remember when I first heard of Ray Palmer, science fiction publishing forefather, or of The Man From Mars which tells his tale, but it s a solid workmanlike reading about a man who deservesacclaim than he got.The book is very straightforward, taking us fr I guess it s not too strange that, while I tend to dislike biographies, the ones I m most drawn to are ones about outsiders, about those on the fringes, and or those who aren t afraid to upend the standard conventions of the time I can t remember when I first heard of Ray Palmer, science fiction publishing forefather, or of The Man From Mars which tells his tale, but it s a solid workmanlike reading about a man who deservesacclaim than he got.The book is very straightforward, taking us from Ray Palmer s childhood throughout his professional activity, from publishing weird tales and pu...

  8. says:

    Ray Palmer overcame severe injury and a lack of formal education to be a shaping force in the history of science fiction publishing Author Nadis takes us from the origin of pulp magazines focused on crime, romance, and sex, through the rise of scientifically minded readers who didn t mind some sex and adventure, but als...

  9. says:

    Great subject matter, but the treatment is uneven I knew a fair amount about Palmer, Shaver, and company before reading this but definitely found some wonders new to mesuch as the idea that Palmer and Shaver may have wished to create Shaverite Utopian communities The image of Palmer s son and Shaver working the backwoods of Wisconsin to collect rock books is like a Norman Rockwell painting from an alternate universe I was also unaware of Palmer s latter day right wing fixations, which soun Great subject matter, but the treatment is uneven I knew a fair amount about Palmer, Shaver, and company before reading this but definitely found some wonders new to mesuch as the idea that Palmer and Shaver may have wished to create Shaverite Utopian communities The image of Palmer s son and Shaver working the backwoods of Wisconsin to collect rock books is like a Norman Rockwell painting from an alternate universe I was also unaware of Palmer s latter day right wing fixations, which sound remarkably like the preaching of some...

  10. says:

    Can t put it any better than the reviewer Rich Meyer Palmer s life was always a challenge and was surely shaped by his back accident and operations as a child Most interesting is the drive he had in life to be successful and prove doctors wrong From his Wisconsin youth to bringing sci fi UFO occult stories to life from Chicago publishing was a feat The turbulent pulp and paperback market caused him and a co publisher to venture into selling a skin mag and a series of they say poorly writ Can t put it any better than the reviewer Rich Meyer Palmer s life was always a challenge and was surely shaped by his back accident and operations as a child Most interesting is the drive he had in life to be successful and prove doctors wrong From his Wisconsin youth to bringing sci fi UFO occult stories to life from Chicago publishing was a feat The turbulent pulp and paperback market caused him and a co publisher to venture into selling a skin mag and a series of they say poorly written but successful pornographic paperbacks that resulted in historic acquittal I never had an inkling of that or of the la...

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