Perfect Murders

9780803233591: Paperback
Release Date: 1st May 2010

Dimensions: 135 x 203

Number of Pages: 376

Series Bison Frontiers of Imagination

UNP - Bison Books

Perfect Murders

Written by
Horace L. Gold
Introduced by
E. J. Gold
Paperback / £16.99

Perhaps best known for editing the popular post–World War II magazines Galaxy Science Fiction and Beyond Fantasy Fiction, Horace L. Gold also wrote comic-book scripts for DC Comics and penned numerous pulp adventures and science-fiction stories. Perfect Murders, a collection of seven of these stories, captures the timeless emotions evoked by pulp and science fiction for the twenty-first century. Though the main character is always called Gilroy, his identity shifts from story to story: the horserace handicapper fighting for his dame, the private eye sussing out the murderer, or the hard-boiled journalist exposing the mad scientist. And though Gold uses the traditional genres—time travel, Armageddon, science gone awry, murder, extraterrestrials—Perfect Murders is nothing less than a horrific, page-turning, fictional thrill ride engineered by one of the leading science-fiction writers and editors of the mid-twentieth century. The Bison Books edition is introduced by Gold’s son, E. J. Gold, offering a new perspective on these classic stories.

Introduction by E. J. Gold

At the Post

I Know Suicide

Love in the Dark

A Matter of Form

The Old Die Rich

Perfect Murder

Problem in Murder

Horace L. Gold (1914–96) wrote for DC Comics during the early 1940s until he was drafted. After his discharge, he brought a fresh, more nuanced approach to the science-fiction genre as editor of Galaxy Science Fiction. During the post–World War II science-fiction boom, Gold was known for introducing new writers, hiring illustration pioneers, and publishing a beautiful, high-quality magazine. E. J. Gold is an artist, writer, and jazz musician who collaborated with his father, Horace L. Gold, on several novels in the 1960s and whose science-fiction stories and articles have appeared in several magazines, including Omni Magazine.