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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Thursday, January 8, 2015


ECHOES was the hobby magazine for pulp enthusiasts. Albert Tonic called fanzines “An historical journal of limited distribution.” But ECHOES originally had a print run of 1000 copies, and a subscription circulation of over 250, with many other copies sold through dealers. It was the longest running pulp hobby magazine, beginning in June 1982 and running through December 2004, with 100 issues as a magazine, and 57 issues as a newsletter. There have been two anniversary issues also. ECHOES REVISITED in 2002, and ECHOES 30 in 2012. The image shown here is issue #32 by Ron Wilber. Many back issues are still available from Tom & Ginger.

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