Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds

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US Pulp magazine, an attempt to breathe fresh life into the more traditional air-War pulp, Battle Birds, the volume number of which was continued, beginning with volume 5 #4 and ending with volume 8 #3. In this final incarnation it saw 12 issues, July 1934-July 1935; published by Popular Publications; edited by Rogers Terrill. Each issue contained a genuine Near-Future sf novel by Robert Sidney Bowen Jr in which Dusty and his sidekicks fought off the menace of the Black Invaders, led by an Asian warlord bent on world domination. Five of the stories were reprinted as paperbacks in 1966 (for details see Robert Sidney Bowen). [MA/MJE]


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