CAVE OF A THOUSAND TALES: THE LIFE & TIMES OF HUGH B. CAVE by Milt Thomas. Sauk City, WI; Arkham House; 2004. 1st edition hardcover. Pulp writer Hugh B. Cave began his incredibly prolific writing career in 1925, when he was 15, as a writer of western tales. Soon after he moved to detective, horror, and adventure fiction, then finally to general fiction, selling more than 1300 short stories and novelettes to over 200 magazines. He also wrote 45 books, including short story collections, genre novels, and histories of several Caribbean islands. As a foreign correspondent during WWII, Cave travelled the South Pacific Islands reporting on Japanese military activity. These travels fulfilled a childhood ambition and gave him experiences which resulted in scores of adventure stories after the war for many high-paying slick magazines like Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. He comes alive through many taped interviews with Milt Thomas, revealing a life almost as exciting as one of his fictional adventures. Plus a 42-page bibliography and a 12-page photo section. Issued in 1st hardcover edition of 2500 copies. Fine in fine dj. Art by Keith Minnion.