Friday, June 5, 2015

Radiogram, SPERDVAC, and Books

It's always a pleasure receiving my copy of Radiogram, the Old-Time Radio magazine/newsletter; eleven issues are published each year, by the California-based OTR organization SPERDVAC (the Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy).  The June issue arrived with today's mail, and I look forward to reading it.

Radiogram is edited by Patrick Lucanio.  Dr. Lucanio's books include two written with Gary Coville: the 1998 book American Science Fiction Television Series of the 1950s (published by McFarland), and 2002's Smokin' Rockets: The Romance of Technology in American Film, Radio and Television, 1945-1962, also brought out by McFarland. (In 2009, by the way, Mr. Coville wrote a kind review of my book, in Radiogram.)

Dr. Lucanio is also the author of 1987's Them or Us: Archetypal Interpretations of Fifties Alien Invasion Film, published by Indiana University Press.

Here are the links for the above books:


The cost of a subscription to Radiogram is $15 per year.  Additional information about the publication can be found on the SPERDVAC website:

(Above image:  November/December 2014 issue of Radiogram)