Monday, October 2, 2023


"You get stories about vampire bats, vampire tarantulas, giant lizards, man-eating trees (by Robert Moore Williams, the veteran SF and Western pulpster), devil worshippers, virgin sacrifices, crazed chicken choppers (a truly weird but good story), mad doctors, evil Nazis (but I repeat myself), and a really good Korean War/Civil War story that reminded me of the great Haunted Tank comic book series. Add some fine essays and introductions by Mike Chomko, Stefan Dziemianowicz, and editors Deis and Doyle, and you’ve got one of the best volumes so far in the Men’s Adventure Library. I had a wonderful time reading Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants, and I give it a very high recommendation." 

Novelist James Reasoner reviews Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants. Click HERE to read his full comments on his Rough Edges site.

Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants is part of the Men's Adventure Library series, and is available now in softcover and as an expanded hardcover with bonus material. Buy it HERE.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

JD Doyle talks 1981 With the Houston CHRONICLE

(photo: Sara Fernandez)

"I had two things that people hardly ever have in their life: time and money," he said. "I decided I just needed to see more of the gay United States, so I set off on a trip. I started April 1, 1981." 

JD Doyle talks 1981—My Gay American Road Trip in the latest Chronicle; click HERE to read all about it.

Buy 1981—My Gay American Road Trip HERE.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023



Jules Burt, the dulcet-toned king of unboxing and review videos, confronts the new Men's Adventure Library collection Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants—and lives to tell the tale!

Order Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants HERE.

View more of Jules Burt's videos HERE.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Why Our Books' Cover Prices Are Going Up

This sucks. 

Our distributor is compelling us to adjust our wholesale pricing in a way that knocks most of our books out of profitability. This is not a change we welcome, and we have no say in the matter. We have to raise our prices, or our books lose their distribution. 

At the same time, despite our books’ cover prices going up, our per-book profits will actually be reduced. So we will actually earn less, even as our books cost our readers more

You read that right: We are being forced to raise our prices, yet somehow we’ll still earn less on each book sold. 

I think this is what they used to call “the new math.” 

This price increase will primarily affect readers who buy our books via Amazon. So if you’re a New Texture reader who prefers to buy from Amazon, the time to fill any gaps on your New Texture bookshelf is now; the cover prices on our books are about to go up.

Current prices should remain in effect until this time next month (October). After that, everything will cost a few dollars more, while we earn a few dollars less. You can order our books from Amazon by clicking their covers, running down the the right-hand column of this site.

As ever, thank you for your support.

Thursday, September 21, 2023


"Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg is worth its weight in gold..." 

Paperback Warrior goes upriver with our Robert Silverberg collection and comes back alive!

Read their review HERE

Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg is part of the Men's Adventure Library series, and is available as a 118-page softcover and as an expanded 142-page hardcover with bonus material. Buy it HERE.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023



"A must for any reader of classic horror and weird stuff." 

Gary Lovisi reviews (and browses) Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants.

Edited by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants is part of the Men's Adventure Library series, and is available now in softcover and as an expanded hardcover with bonus material. Buy it HERE.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

JD Doyle Interviewed on THIS WAY OUT

From the show:  

A veteran This Way Out contributor has added author to his list of credits. JD Doyle won awards for his work with the team that produced our long-running, monthly queer music feature, “Audiofile.” He earned just as much acclaim as curator of the Queer Music Heritage online collection. This Way Out’s Brian DeShazor welcomes him home to celebrate his latest endeavor, his book 1981—My Gay American Road Trip: A Slice of Our Pre-AIDS Culture

Click HERE to listen. (Running time: 18:09)

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

JD Doyle interviewed on Left of Str8 Show

From host Scott Fullerton:

"Today my guest is author and archivist JD Doyle, calling in from Houston, Texas. JD has created an amazing archive of LGBTQ songs, artists, and Houston notables that has been cataloged by the US Library of Congress because it is such an exhaustive history of our LGBTQ culture. Today our main topic is his new book, 1981: My Gay American Road Trip. You all know I love me a good road trip and this book has it all; over 140 pictures, 300 pages and 28 states. It's a great read and snapshot into the early pre-AIDS panic, with a powerful postscript about the effects of the deadly virus since then."

Buy 1981: My Gay American Road Trip from Amazon HERE.

Friday, August 11, 2023

"The most fun I've had with a book for ages"


"I want to talk to you about one of the most enjoyable books I've read for ages..."

Cheers to CriminOlly for his video review of The Men's Adventure Library's The Naked and the Deadly, by Lawrence Block

Buy The Naked and the Deadly from Amazon HERE.

Buy the signed, limited edition of the expanded hardcover at

Watch more CriminOlly on YouTube HERE.

Saturday, August 5, 2023


This summer, The Men's Adventure Library gets weird.

The new collection—the 18th in the acclaimed series—is Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants: When Men's Adventure Magazines Got Weird. Edited, as ever, by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, with special contributions from PulpFest's Mike Chomko and writer/editor Stefan Dziemianowicz, the book's focus is on weird fiction as it appeared in vintage men's adventure magazines of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

The men's adventure magazines (aka MAMs) of the 1950s, '60s and '70s left no male fantasy or interest unexplored. Among the mags' war stories, exotic adventure yarns, accounts of clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical queens hungry for companionship were stories that added an extra dose of weird to the equation, emphasizing supernatural encounters, monstrous cryptids, demonic death cults, killer robots, vampirism, and, naturally, atomic werewolves and man-eating plants. Authors include HP Lovecraft, Theodore Sturgeon, Manly Wade Wellman, Gardner Fox, and many more.

Action-packed, larger than life, and illustrated by top talents in the field, including iconic Famous Monsters cover artist Basil Gogos and Mad/EC horror comics' Jack Davis!

The book is available in softcover and expanded hardcover editions from New Texture. Both editions are fully illustrated, with context and commentary supplied by the editors.

Purchase the book from Amazon here.

Thursday, July 6, 2023



1981. Rich with promise and possibility, the post-Stonewall era saw queer Americans standing up for themselves and each other like never before. With the rise of gay newspapers, bars, clubs, and businesses in cities all over the US, it was a time of hedonism, activism, pride, and community. A scene ripe for exploration and documentation, and journalist JD Doyle hit the road to do just that, traveling through 27 states to create a playful, intimate, profusely illustrated, one-of-a-kind record of gay life, love, lust, and liberation in the heady days before the devastating crisis that would change everything. 

This is the trip he took.

The premier release to emerge from the partnership of QMH Press and New Texture, JD Doyle's eagerly awaited memoir and travelogue, 1981—My Gay American Road Trip, is now available in full color, fully illustrated hardcover and trade softcover editions. Get it from Amazon HERE.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

QMH Press Joins New Texture

We are pleased and deeply proud to ring in Pride Month with the announcement of a civil partnership between JD Doyle's newly minted QMH Press and New Texture for the release of JD's first book, 1981—My Gay American Road Trip. The book will be the imprints' first joint release, appearing in hardcover and softcover editions from QMH and NT later this month.  

JD Doyle, an American LGBT music/history archivist and radio producer, was formerly Editor of Our Own Community Press, a gay newspaper based out of Norfolk, Virginia. Doyle later produced the radio programs Queer Music Heritage on the station KPFT, and OutRadio, heard online. His currently active works include the Texas Obituary Project and the Houston LGBT History website, all part of his 501(c)(3) non-profit, the JD Doyle Archives. Those archives also contain one of the largest collections of queer music in the country. In 2019, the United States Library of Congress selected the archives for digital inclusion in their collection of LGBT history. 

Doyle believes that history exists to be shared, not hoarded, and strives to make his collection accessible to all. 

His work has been honored by numerous awards, such as the Legacy Award from the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce (2023); Trailblazer Award from Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (2021); a Proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner during LGBT History Month (October 2022) naming it “JD Doyle Day;” from the Houston LGBTQ Political Caucus, given the Lifetime Achievement Award (2019) and Kristen Capps Social Conscience Award (2021); Legacy Community Health Mint Julep Award (2023); Male Grand Marshal for the 2014 Houston Pride Parade; and the Alan Bérubé Prize, from the Committee on LGBT History (2012). 

“We are delighted to welcome JD and QMH Press to the New Texture family,” said New Texture ringmaster Wyatt Doyle (no relation). “New Texture's dedication to presenting and preserving personal and cultural histories that too often fall under the mainstream radar suggest NT and QMH Press will prove well matched. JD's passionate, engaged, decades-long commitment to queer art and history (and their documentation and preservation), mirrors NT's own efforts to document left-of-the-dial lives, lifestyles, and cultural trends that might otherwise be lost to history.” 

JD Doyle added, “After more than twenty years documenting as much online history content as I can, it is a new adventure to release my first book, and this time get a more personal story out into the world—of course bringing our history along with it.”

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Bob Deis and Wyatt Doyle on Suit Up! Podcast

Bob Deis and Wyatt Doyle, co-editors of the Men's Adventure Library series, recently appeared on Terrance Layhew's Suit Up! Podcast to talk about Lawrence Block, The Naked and the Deadly, the rise and fall of men's adventure magazines, and how the sausage is made at the Men's Adventure Library.

The podcast is offered in video and audio-only options. Both can be accessed via the show's website, here: 

Monday, May 22, 2023


The focus and subject matter of mid-century men’s adventure magazines (MAMs) were wide-ranging, and versatile storytellers able to confidently navigate genres, approaches, and authorial voices found regular, lucrative work in their pages. Among those talented writers was a notable newcomer: Lawrence Block—though his initial pieces would see print under various pseudonyms. 

Not the Lawrence Block you know, who is among the most widely read, respected, and celebrated writers of crime and mystery fiction in the world. Internationally read and internationally honored, upon whom The Mystery Writers of America bestowed the title of Grand Master. A storyteller with over 65 years of professional experience in damn near every mode of written expression, whose essays, magazine columns, and non-fiction books focused on the art, craft, and business of writing have endured to inform generations. 

Not that Lawrence Block. 

Not yet…

The Men's Adventure Library announces the release of one of the most anticipated books in the series: The Naked and the Deadly: Lawrence Block in Men's Adventure Magazines. Collecting Block's early work for MAMs, with stories ranging from dramatic non-fiction to hard-boiled crime, detective stories, and international intrigue, The Naked and the Deadly is at once a look at a legendary writer's earliest work and swift development as well as a representative selection of the types of stories that made MAMs famous -- and infamous.

In this latest release from The Men’s Adventure Library, series editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle restore the early work of Lawrence Block for their new collection, reissuing these long lost early stories in their original, unexpurgated versions for the first time since their original publication, and presented with the full cooperation of the Author. 

To welcome Block to the Men’s Adventure Library, The Naked and the Deadly will be issued in four distinct, handsome editions: 

1. An expanded 396-page, 6” x 9” color hardcover that adds over 60 pages to the contents of the paperback and ebook editions. Includes dozens of supplementary color and monochrome illustrations, further context and background by the Editors, and an entire additional 8,000-word story by Block that is exclusive to the hardcover. Get it here:

2. A 12-story, 444-page, 4.370” x 7.000” collectible mass market paperback edition, created to honor Block’s many successes in paperbacks. Get it here:

3. A 12-story ebook, duplicating the contents of the mass market paperback. Get it here:

4. A strictly limited, 200-copy edition of the expanded hardcover that includes a custom bookplate signed by Lawrence Block and the Editors, tipped-in by hand. Available exclusively at while copies remain. Get it here:

All editions include a scene-setting preface by the Editors and a brand new introduction written for this collection by Block.

This is the summer to get Naked!

Below is an early review video from Paperback Parade's Gary Lovisi that offers a peek inside both print editions: