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 amazon.com 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)