Hot on the heels of their highly successful limited edition of The Complete Oriental Stories, Girasol Collectables is going to publish all the issues of Magic Carpet in a similar, limited edition hardcover. As most folks know, know, the title changed name from Oriental Stories to Magic Carpet Magazine, and lasted another 5 issues, put out quarterly, before being cancelled altogether. Included are a couple of Robert E. Howard stories, and the only pulp appearance of Howard’s Red Sonya, who is featured the frontispiece illustration for the limited edition in an attempt at a more faithful rendition of the character — without the offending chain mail bikini.
Girasol will be ready to ship the Magic Carpet companion volume in mid to late April. Pre-orders are being accepted and will make available for those those who purchased the Oriental Stories limited edition, their matching Limited Edition numbers at a pre-release special price. Complete details can be found at Girasol’s website.