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Weird Heroes Volume 2 (Weird Heroes #2)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
SIX NEW HEROES IN ONE EXCITING BOOK!

DOC PHOENIX, THE MAN WHO ENTERS THE MIND
Amazing and Fantastic editor Ted White delivers DR. RAYMOND PHOENIX, logical successor to the epic style adventures of Clark Savage Jr.--DOC PHOENIX, the original new hero with the flavor of the old pulps!

CORDWAINER BIRD, ELLISON'S MEDIA HERO
The sensational Harlan Ellison introduces a media hero to
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
An OK collection of short stories. As in the first volume the gem is the Greatheart Silver story by Philip Jose Farmer. Recommended
Travis
May 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Volume two in this series offers a stronger line up of stories and heroes as it tries to create pulp heroes for a modern audience.

Doc Phoniex: Doc Savage clone that has the ability to enter people's dreams to help them. This had a nice mix of action and weird science. Reads like a good 70's sci-fi or super hero TV show

Greatheart Silver: Farmer got all the silliness out of his system and gives us a much more straightforward adventure.

Viva: story of an LA prostitute that eventually becomes a kind
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Fraser Sherman
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pulp-adventure
Some really good stories in this anthology, such as Steve Englehart's "Viva," about a jaded prostitute who discovers how much she wants to live when people try to kill her; "Doc Phoenix," about a scientist who can enter people's dreams; and "SPV 166," an oddball story by Elliot Maggin about three special police agents working out of a high-tech subway car. The weakest story is Harlan Ellison's "New York Review of Bird," a rather clunky attempt to turn his pseudonym Cordwainer Bird into a charact ...more
David Allen
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Like the first book, this attempt to create a pulp series for the '70s was nobly intended, sharply laid out and cleverly packaged, but ultimately not that memorable. Steve Englehart's Viva may be the best realized.
Duane
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
These are awesome collections of original fiction, spearheaded by Preiss. Dunno why they didn't reach much of an audience but I enjoy the hell out of them, especially Goulart's Gypsy adventures. Recommended.
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Byron Preiss was the president of Byron Preiss Visual Publications and Ibooks, and was recognized as a pioneer in digital publishing. He was among the first publishers to release CD-ROM's and electronic books.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Preiss graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and earned a master's degree in communications from Stanford University. He produced The Words of Gandhi,
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Weird Heroes (8 books)
  • Weird Heroes Volume 1
  • Weird Heroes Vol. 3:  Quest of the Gypsy
  • Weird Heroes: Nightshade
  • Weird Heroes, Volume 5: Doc Phoenix: The Oz Encounter (Weird Heroes, #5)
  • Weird Heroes Volume 6
  • Eye of the Vulture (Weird Heroes Volume 7)
  • Weird Heroes Volume 8

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