Author: Chuck Welch

Horror in Gold

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.

All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.

Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?

From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.

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The Desert Demons

The skies over California explode with blood-red energies that resemble demon cyclones, but behave like intelligent life.

Nothing can stand in their terrible path. Men, machines, even buildings are devoured by the all-destroying Desert Demons. What are they? What do they want?

Far away in his Fortress of Solitude, Doc Savage receives the summons to danger. Radioing his small band of fighting specialists, the mighty bronze man orders them to rush to Los Angeles, prepared to combat the otherworldly menace.

But this time it’s different. This time it’s personal…

For one of their own has fallen victim to the unstoppable, unearthly things.

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The Forgotten Realm

Based on an unpublished outline by his creator, this incredible tale begins in the wild moors of Scotland and draws Doc Savage to the Forgotten Realm. No one know who — or what — the strange being who calls himself “X Man” truly is. He was found wandering the ruins of a crumbling Roman fort, dressed in a toga, speaking classical Latin — and clutching a handful of unearthly black seeds. Declared insane, the X Man patiently tends his weird plants until the day, impelled by a nameless terror, he flees Wyndmoor Asylum to unleash a cyclone of violence that is destined to suck the mighty Man of Bronze into the blackest, most unbelievable mystery of his entire career. For far from Scotland lies a domain of death unknown to the world and called by the ancient Latin name of Novum Eboracum — New York

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The Whistling Wraith

Based on an outline by his creator, the mystery begins when a visiting Balkan king vanishes, whisked away by the Whistling Wraith. Called to Washington, Doc Savage confronts the impossible — a mad monarch who vanished centuries ago. Unstoppable and untouchable, the demon stands ready to plunge his uncanny sword into the vitals of all who seek to unravel the most baffling enigma ever to confront the brilliant Man of Bronze!

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Flight into Fear

Originally published from 1933-49 and reprinted by Bantam Books, Doc Savage is back in a new series of adventures. Based on an unpublished manuscript by his creator and the sequel to The Red Spider, this gripping tale pits a ruthless, unstoppable assassin against Doc Savage, plunging him into a Flight into Fear. An ultra secret State Department mission — code-named Moonwinx — propels Doc Savage from the terror-laden streets of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic Sea… and into the frozen heart of cold war Russia. Marked for death by the Kremlin and bound for a confrontation with a nemesis more vile and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of Bronze battles an executioner known only as the Red Widow, a master of disguise and mistress of pain — and a soul-devouring human spider ready to strike and destroy without warning…

Flight into Fear was the working title for the Doc Savage novel published as: King Joe Cay

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The Frightened Fish

The ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life at a Massachusetts fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to a small New England island bristling with gunmen, on a perilous submarine journey through the Panama Canal, and to the ravage coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and now wants to plunge humanity into a new Armageddon. Trained by the same teacher, both possessed of the same genius, Doc Savage and this man have fought before. And now, as the world is about to lurch into another global war, Doc Savage must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet…

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White Eyes

New York’s news hawks work overtime in a flurry of flashbulb explosions as they clamor for the scoop on the insidious wave of bodies turning up around the city, all struck dead, eyes turned an unseeing white — the Blind Death! As police riot guns and gangland tommy guns turn the winter snows of Manhattan scarlet, Doc Savage, man of mystery, giant of bronze, discovers that the mysterious plague is the result of an audacious scheme to unite all of New York’s criminal elements against him. Their evil goal — to seize the fabled Mayan wealth of the Man of Bronze.

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Python Isle

The world thought aviator Tom Franklin was dead. Years before, he had set out on a pioneering transpacific flight alone — and vanished. When he returned, as if from the dead, he and a mysterious woman flew a battered plane that had been repaired with plates of pure gold. Desperately seeking the help of Doc Savage, the mighty Man of Bronze, Franklin and his curvaceous charge fall into the clutches of the diamond smuggler Blackbird Hinton and his cutthroat crew — but not before the bronze adventurer hears of their difficulty. There ensues a quest as dangerous as any in recorded history. One that will embroil the compassionate yet hard-fisted Doc Savage and his men in a raging battle for control of one of history’s most closely guarded mysteries. The lost secret of Python Isle!

From an interview with Will Murray:

How detailed are the outlines Lester Dent left behind?
They varied. The first one, “Python Isle,” was the only complete outline that was completely rejected and never used. It was I think 10, 12 pages long, in chapters, so that was a joy to work with. In fact, that was the first novel I ever wrote. Sometimes the premises are as short as a page or even a paragraph. I think I have one that’s just a paragraph long, but it’s a good paragraph. It’s an interesting paragraph. It’s a provocative thing, and then I’d have to build from that.

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