Tag Archives: Brian Leno

Rediscovered: The Self-Driving Car in 1963

I pretty much knew doing the little article on David (Kavin’s World) Mason for the new Bill Breiding zine would rekindle my interest in researching that largely forgotten San Francisco writer. Stumbling across my file of info from the early … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Max Z

While I don’t proselytize for it every day, I am a big fan of the Max Brooks novel World War Z — not so much for the movie they named after it. Brian Leno nabbed me a couple of Brooks … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Zombiemeister

Autograph Hound Super-Sunday once again, and do we have anything super to offer? I think so. Yesterday we pinned the label of neat-nik on Kevin Cook, preferring as he does nice clean signatures you can actually read. I think Autograph … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Lighting Up with Lester Dent

You know Brian Leno. The guy’s got a competitive edge. He’s already duked it out mano a mano with Kevin Cook a few times with samples from their autograph collections, notably the Cornell Woolrich face-off back in August. When Kevin … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: Top Ten, Baby

Brian Leno keeps his thumb on the pulse, and just popped in the news that Robert E. Howard’s landmark Cthulhu Mythos yarn “The Black Stone” made the cut for Library of America’s ten most read stories of the year — … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Reliquaries of the Weird

The other day Brian Leno mentioned that he’d heard good things about the novel Relic by Preston & Child — but even more specifically, he got the major tip-off from me. Brian notes, “You told me about this book over … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: A Relic, with Squiggles

Autograph Hound Saturday yet again, and our resident Autograph Hound Brian Leno jumps into the ongoing discussion about indecipherable squiggly signatures:  Most of the signatures in my collection are probably pre-1975. I still read the authors I enjoyed in my … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Brigitte Helm

And if you’ve seen Metropolis, you probably have put the words “hot” and “robot” together in your mind. For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday Brian Leno returns to those halcyon years of German silent cinema with some comments on: Brigitte Helm had … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Metropolis Mama

From Faust to Metropolis, Brian Leno keeps this Autograph Hound Super-Sunday hopping. Yeah, he’s got a Thea von Harbou John Hancock, but he’d really like to have the loot needed to pop for a copy of the novel currently available … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: A Faustian and Toulouse-Lautrec-ian Yvette

For Autograph Hound Super-Sunday, another Halloween Edition, I see that Brian Leno has been digging around in the corner of the crypt where he secrets his silent German movie stuff. Tell us about it, Herr Leno: Yvette Guilbert may be a … Continue reading

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