Bill, this appears to be an arm of Sinister Cinema, a source of public domain old movies that has been around for years. I would guess that the books themselves have also fallen into the public domain. While I haven't bought any of these books (most of which seem to be old Ace double titles), they are listed on Amazon.I have bought VHS tapes and DVDs from Sinister Cinema before and found them an honest business.Stan
Many of the titles are novellas from pulps and digests like AMAZING STORIES and IMAGINATION, and were never published in book form. Pretty clever packaging, to make them look like the old Ace Doubles.
They are using the original covers from a lot of Ace Doubles, plus covers from AMAZING STORIES and other SF magazines from the 1950s-60s. Works being published include stuff by Poul Anderson and others I seriously doubt are in public domain. Many of these were books during that era, and I cannot believe everything they're doing is PD. -Andrew I. Porter
Hi.They are indeed all in the public domain. We have done thorough research in this regard. Hope you all enjoy the books. They are a true labor of love and there will be many, many more editions coming in future months. Thanks.Sincerely,Greg Luce,Owner and Founder, Armchair Fiction
Thanks for posting. Glad to hear this news!
Have just heard from one of the authors concerned, and this publisher is in serious copyright violation. Expect many agents, authors and artists to get involved, as well as professional publishers. And then there's law enforcement...
It's too bad things get posted that are completely false. We are in violation of no one's copyrights.Sincerely,Greg Luce,Owner and Founder,Armchair Fiction
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