A relaunch of the pulp magazine classic, “Startling Stories” edited by Douglas Draa. My prose piece Hazthrog’s Contempt is slated to be featured in this upcoming publication!

The original magazine ran from 1939 to 1955 and was published Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines.

The magazine saw literary titans such as Arthur C. Clarke and his story Against the Fall of Night, including the father of science fiction, Isaac Asimov

Check out the full contents below and make sure you follow on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Startling-Stories-340191649797654/

Startling Stories 1


Cradle of the Deep By Mike Chinn 
Invasion of the Deadly Brain from Alpha IX By Scott Emerson
Evidence in the Mirror By Herb Kauderer
Mothership By Stephen Persing
Payload By M. Stern
New Life By Mark Slade
Red Dragon By Shadrick Beechem
Snack time By Franklyn Searight
Amiri By Nicloe Kurtz
Sticks and Stones By John B. Rosenman
T. Gips and the Time Flies By Ahmed A. Khan
The Angry Planet By DJ Tyrer
The Blood Red Sky of Mars By Adrian Cole
The Heart of a Hitman By Rie Sheridan Rose
The Kidnapped Prince By Cynthia Ward
The Outpost, Outside By Larry Hinkle
The Vaults of Ban-Erach By Steve Dilks
Totality By Andre E. Harewood
Triplet Cross By Patrick S. Baker
Sea Bound-1 By Eddie D. Moore
Defiant, Deviant, Devoid of Soul By Russel Hemmell


Carrion Rush By Phil Emery
Hazthrog’s Contempt By Max Gold

I am very pleased to announce that my prose piece, “Cyber Things” will be published in the forthcoming issue of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.

The journal is edited and printed by Obadiah Baird. I’m very excited and humbled to have a piece released in this publication.

You can find more information at their site:


More details to come soon!

Fearfully Yrs,

M.I. Gold


The show is going well and as some of you have heard I am headed to New York to perform a few songs from the show. This is not the song I’ll be performing.


It is still a work in progress and I am making a lot of headway. I am not sure if this song will make it in the show in it’s current form, however I wanted to give everyone a little peek.

Title: The Ivory Towers [Working Title]

Music and Lyrics by: Maxwell I. Gold

Piano and Vocals: Peter Tender



M.I. Gold