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Richard A. Lupoff (1935–2020)

Author of Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon: The Black Tower

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About the Author

Richard Allen Lupoff was born on February 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the University of Miami. His main work was in science fiction and mystery, but he also wrote humor and satire, nonfiction and reviews. He also edited science-fantasy anthologies. He was best known for co-editing show more fanzine XERO, which won a Hugo Award in 1963, with his wife Pat Lupoff and Bhob Stewart. In his early career he worked as a technical writer. His first book was a biography published in 1965, Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure. In 1967, he began publishing fiction works, One Million Centuries was the first. Some of his other works include Sacred Locomotive Flies (1971), Sword of the Demon (1977), The Triune Man (1976), Space War Blues (1978), Into the Aether (1974), the Twin Planet series, Circumpolar! (1987), and the Sun's End series, Sun's End (1984), and Galaxy's End (1988). He sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms, using Addison E. Steele for Buck Rogers tie-ins, and Ova Hamlet for parodies of famous science fiction authors. Richard Lupoff died on October 22, 2020 in California. He was 85. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Richard A. Lupoff

Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon: The Black Tower (1988) — Author — 475 copies, 5 reviews
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure (1965) — Author — 210 copies, 5 reviews
All in Color for a Dime (1970) — Editor — 133 copies, 2 reviews
Space war blues (1978) 119 copies, 1 review
Buck Rogers: That Man on Beta (1979) — Author — 118 copies
Suns End (1984) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Sword of the Demon (1976) 114 copies
Circumpolar (1984) 109 copies, 1 review
Lovecraft's Book (1985) 99 copies
The Comic Book Killer (1988) — Author — 88 copies
The Comic-Book Book (1974) — Editor — 69 copies
Countersolar! (1987) 59 copies
One Million Centuries (1967) 56 copies, 3 reviews
The Crack in the Sky (1976) 54 copies
Sandworld (1976) 51 copies
The Triune Man (1976) 46 copies
Into the Aether (1974) — Author — 41 copies, 1 review
Galaxys End (1988) 41 copies
What If? Volume 2 (1981) — Editor — 29 copies
The Classic Car Killer (1992) 28 copies
What If? Volume 1 (1980) — Editor — 27 copies
Terrors (2005) 22 copies, 1 review
Sacred Locomotive Flies (1971) 22 copies
The Best of Xero (2004) — Editor — 21 copies
The Adventures of Professor Thintwhistle and His Incredible Aether Flyer (1997) — Author, Script Writer — 17 copies
The Bessie Blue Killer (1994) 16 copies
The Emerald Cat Killer (2010) 16 copies
Claremont Tales (2001) 14 copies, 1 review
The Sepia Siren Killer (1994) 14 copies, 1 review
Before...12:01...and After (1996) 14 copies, 1 review
The Radio Red Killer (1997) 14 copies
The Silver Chariot Killer (1996) 11 copies
Claremont Tales II (2002) 10 copies
The Cover Girl Killer (1995) 9 copies
The Ova Hamlet papers (1979) 5 copies
Dreams (2011) 3 copies
Upward Nobility (1979) 3 copies
The Universal Holmes (2007) 3 copies
Black Mist 3 copies
Visions (2009) 2 copies, 1 review
Musspelsheim {novelette} 2 copies, 1 review
Jubilee 2 copies
Writer Volume 1 (2013) 2 copies
Stroka Prospekt : a story (1982) 2 copies
Writer Volume 2 (2014) 2 copies
Rookie Cop (2015) 2 copies
12:01 PM 2 copies
12:03 P.m. 1 copy
Sand World 1 copy
Easy Living 1 copy
Dreamer's Dozen (2015) 1 copy
Zirkumpolar. 1 copy
Murders Galore (2015) 1 copy
Vorstoss in den Äther (1985) 1 copy
12:02 P.m. 1 copy
Writer Volume 3 (2016) 1 copy
Ancient Evil Returns (2018) 1 copy
What If? Volume 3 (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) — Contributor — 1,005 copies, 11 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1989) — Contributor — 998 copies, 3 reviews
Shadows Over Baker Street: New Tales of Terror! (2003) — Contributor — 725 copies, 21 reviews
The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contributor — 539 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contributor, some editions — 511 copies, 1 review
The Hastur Cycle (1993) — Author — 219 copies, 2 reviews
The New Lovecraft Circle (1996) — Contributor — 187 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales (2004) — Contributor — 167 copies, 2 reviews
Cthulhu’s Reign (2010) — Contributor — 153 copies, 6 reviews
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (1984) — Contributor — 151 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries (2006) — Contributor — 147 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 137 copies, 1 review
A Season in Carcosa (2012) — Contributor — 126 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Contributor — 120 copies, 1 review
The Dunwich Cycle (1995) — Contributor — 116 copies, 2 reviews
Made in Goatswood (1995) — Contributor — 115 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #5 (1976) — Contributor — 108 copies, 1 review
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (2012) — Contributor — 108 copies, 4 reviews
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Contributor — 106 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contributor — 102 copies, 1 review
Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth (2000) — Contributor — 99 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of New Jules Verne Adventures (2005) — Contributor — 99 copies, 1 review
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 5 (1975) — Contributor — 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 93 copies, 3 reviews
My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective (2003) — Contributor — 90 copies, 1 review
The Resurrected Holmes: New Cases from the Notes of John H. Watson, M.D. (1996) — Contributor — 89 copies, 1 review
Black Mist (1997) — Contributor — 86 copies
Hardboiled Cthulhu: Two-Fisted Tales of Tentacled Terror (2006) — Contributor — 84 copies, 4 reviews
Warriors of Blood and Dream (1995) — Contributor — 80 copies
Wheel of Fortune (1995) — Contributor — 79 copies
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture (1998) — Author — 72 copies, 3 reviews
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Contributor — 71 copies, 1 review
The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (2013) — Contributor — 70 copies, 2 reviews
Alternate Tyrants (1997) — Contributor — 59 copies, 1 review
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories (2004) — Contributor — 57 copies, 1 review
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years (2010) — Contributor — 56 copies, 2 reviews
Investigations of Avram Davidson (1999) — Editor, some editions — 55 copies, 3 reviews
New Dimensions IV (1974) — Author — 54 copies
Strange Gods (1974) — Contributor — 42 copies, 1 review
The Silver Gryphon (2003) — Author — 42 copies
Chrysalis (1977) — Contributor — 39 copies, 1 review
Horrors Beyond (2007) — Contributor — 39 copies, 2 reviews
Walls of Fear (1990) — Contributor — 34 copies
Chrysalis 2 (1978) — Contributor — 31 copies
Spirits of Christmas (1989) — Contributor — 31 copies
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies, 2 reviews
Berserkers (1973) — Contributor — 27 copies
And the Gods Laughed (1987) — Introduction, some editions — 27 copies
Welcome to Reality: The Nightmares of Philip K. Dick (1991) — Contributor — 24 copies
Future Corruption (Anthology 12-in-1) (1975) — Contributor — 23 copies
Horrors Beyond 2: Stories of Strange Creations (2007) — Contributor — 22 copies, 1 review
Worlds of Cthulhu (2012) — Contributor — 20 copies, 1 review
Best Science Fiction of the Year: 1, Part Two (1978) — Contributor — 19 copies
Tales Out Of Dunwich (2004) — Contributor — 19 copies, 1 review
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction June 1974, Vol. 46, No. 6 (1974) — Contributor, some editions — 16 copies
Return of Skull Face (1977) — Author, some editions — 15 copies
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction (2009) — Contributor — 14 copies
Away from the here and now : stories in pseudo-science (1947) — Introduction, some editions — 7 copies
Beyond Reality (1979) — Contributor — 6 copies
Amazing Stories Vol. 45, No. 5 [January 1972] (1972) — Author — 4 copies
Amazing Stories Vol. 50, No. 4 [March 1977] (1977) — Author — 4 copies
Pair O' Jacks (2011) — Introduction — 1 copy
Prince Pax (2013) — Introduction, some editions — 1 copy

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I disliked the first book so much I am not continuing the series.
 
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jezebellydancer | 2 other reviews | Jun 11, 2024 |
It seems each book in the series is written by a different author with Farmer overseeing the vision.

I gave up on this about a third of the way through. The writing was probably trying to mimic the style of H. Ryder Haggard and Robert E. Howard, but it feels old fashioned and stilted. I loved the Riverworld series by Farmer, but this didn't compare. It took awhile to get the characters to "the Dungeon" and by then I didn't care about them or wanted to see how things turned out.

Add to this the fact that there are six books in the series ... This was not something I want to send my time reading.… (more)
 
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