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Publication: The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

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  • Publication: The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask StoriesPublication Record # 387387
  • Editor: Otto Penzler
  • Date: 2010-09-10
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-45543-7 [0-307-45543-2]
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books
  • Price:
    $25.00?$: US dollar
  • Pages: xix+1116
  • Format:
    tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
  • Cover: The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Rafael DeSoto
  • Notes:
    • Publication date from
    • Contains fifty-two stories (including one short-story collection), and one novel (the original serialization of The Maltese Falcon from the pages of Black Mask magazine.
    • Only authors with a background in speculative fiction are listed, a complete listing of stories and authors can be found on
    • Cover art is reprinted from the February 1942 issue of Black Mask, and is flipped.
    • The Lester Dent story is original to this volume.
    • All stories are printed in facsimile from their original pulp appearences, including the original illustrations.
    • Each story has a one or two page introduction by Otto Penzler that talks about the author and puts the story into the historical perspective of detective fiction and/or the magazine.
    • Almost all the stories have the original artwork, but none is credited and most is unsigned.
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Anthology Title: The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories • anthology by Otto Penzler

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