THE MAN FROM SADISTO

 
Full Name: Trevor Anderson
Series Name: Man From SADISTO
Codename: 0008
Nationality: American
Organization: SADISTO
Occupation Agent

Creator: Clyde Allison
Time Span: 1965 - 1968
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Trevor Anderson is an agent with SADISTO.
       This ominous sounding agency, one that lives up to the shudders its name suggests, is a part of the American Intelligence community that all of government is unwilling to admit exists. Run by the man known as the General, it resides in a luxurious underground headquarters located just outside the nation's capital. In that multi-level facility, filled with everything a well-run covert department needs, and most of what any lascivious playboy of the 60’s could only dream, the dozens of agents with the code numbers of 0-0-0-x train and party and work and relax.
       One of the very best of these agents is Anderson, a man whose skills and talents and lusts and desires have made him more than earn the number 8, indicating a position high up in the echelon of the organization. Decidedly in his early to mid 30’s, he is in exceptionally good physical condition which not only gives him the ability to use his considerable sexual abilities to work miracles in the field but keeps him constantly desiring more escapades, both dangerous and erotic.
       SADISTO stood for “Security and Administration Division of the Institute for Special Tactical Operations”. Their agents faced many different enemies but the most common seemed to be those from KRUNCH, or “Kriminality, Revenge, Underhanded tricks, Nastiness, Cruelty, and Hi-Jacking”.
       
       As the 60’s spy craze was hitting full force, with Dr. No and Goldfinger earning fantastic box office receipts in the cinema and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. just starting with I Spy close behind, the urge to capitalize on that phenomenon was irresistible. Many, many book series were started, including Nick Carter, Killmaster. 20+ series came out in 1964 with even more in 1965.
       With comics and mainstream publishing eager to get a piece of the pie, it is not surprising that those who put out less than standard fare would also want to share in the excitement. Two series that came out in 1965 which fit this description is The Man from O.R.G.Y. by Ted Mark and this series. The two series were similar in content if not a bit separate in degree. Both were about male agents who would rather make love than war.
       On the surface, the Man from SADISTO seems like pure smut while the Man from O.R.G.Y. was just soft-core porn, more for titillation than anything else. A closer analysis today shows they were far closer than might have been thought back then, though Trevor Anderson’s escapades were a tad more rambunctious and certainly far more often. While Mark put a lot of sex and/or sexy scenes in and around his character’s adventures, Allison put a modest amount of adventure in between bouts of heavy non-life threatening activities.
       Another thing which kept the Man from SADISTO out of the normal bookstores was the publishing houses which produced them. The O.R.G.Y. books were released largely by Lancer, a publisher which loved wild and exciting books but which also had a regular stable of normal books such as science-fiction, romance, gothic, and mystery. Often they brushed the edges of what might have gotten them banned in many places but they kept for the most part on the safe side.
       This is not true with the creators of the SADISTO books. They were releasing books with different imprints, largely to keep the authorities guessing. The same group, Greenleaf, released books under the Ember label as well as Leisure, Candid, and Nightstand. These books were never meant to see the inside of a library, just a bedroom.
       According to excellent and entertaining bibliographer and writer, Lynn Munroe, the author of the SADISTO books, William Henley Knoles, using the pseudonym of Clyde Allison, had been working for a Scott Meredith in the Meredith Agency reading and, usually rejecting, manuscripts that were submitted along with a fee of $50 for processing. He quickly came to the conclusion that he could write as well or better than most of the submissions. When the head of Greenleaf, Earl Kemp, approached Meredith with the need for authors to fill the ravenous appetites of his readers, Knoles, along with many of his co-workers, joined in. He would go on to write more than 60 novels over the next few years, churning out at least one every two months. What made his books so interesting, though, was that he inserted humor and satire along with grunts and groans, making his stories a lot more fun than the average slock.

BOOKS

Number of Books:20
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1968

1 Our Man From Sadisto Our Man From Sadisto
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1965

Introduced, Trevor Anderson shows why he is the best agent for SADISTO, a man capable of killing dozens while loving 200+ women in one night.

2 Our Girl From Mephisto Our Girl From Mephisto
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1965

Trevor Anderson, Agent 0008, has to team up with a luscious female Russian agent to go up against the evil TATU (Teen-Age Terrorists Union).

3 Nautipuss Nautipuss
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1965

Trevor Anderson goes up against the beautiful and extremely dangerous Captain Demo, a temptress who rules the submarine the Nautipuss as she works to control the world.

4 Go-Go Sadisto Go-Go Sadisto
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

Some member of the Olympic team is poisoning America's water supply with botulism and it is Agent 0008, Trevor Anderson, who must uncover the culprit.

5 The Desdamona Affair The Desdamona Affair
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

SADISTO is broke and Trevor Anderson will soon be out of work unless he can track down the beautiful but sadistic jet setter, D. Eva de Struxion and get the secret from her for science's most stunning breakthrough.

6 Gamefinger Gamefinger
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

The billionaire named Gamefinger is hosting his own Roman Games of sexual Olympics. The power hungry mogel is planning to use his television satellite system to rain destruction down on the world.

7 Sadisto Royale Sadisto Royale
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

Augustus Cromwell is a film producer who has a version of virtual reality he calls Sensovision but it has a malevolent purpose that Trevor Anderson must uncover and destroy.

8 0008 Meets Gnatman 0008 Meets Gnatman
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

0008, Trevor Anderson, is headed to Gotham City to stop the unleasing of a horrific device called the Gravity Bomb. He will need the help of crime fighters Gnatman and Robina.

9 For Your Sighs Only For Your Sighs Only
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

Trevor Anderson is sent to find a huge Iranian treasure. Accompanying him is the beautiful cave expert Lithica Stone and the woman called the Girl with the Golden Loins, the lethal Fu Chink Chu.

10 The Lost Bomb The Lost Bomb
aka The Lust Bomb
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

The Nazi war criminal, Wolfgang von Krieghund has a deadly weapon called the Lust Bomb, an erotic device he is planning to use to take over the world unless Trevor Anderson can stop him.

11 The Merciless Mermaids The Merciless Mermaids
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

The evil doctor J.W. Wells has on his side extremely deadly though beautiful mermaids helping in his diabolical plans but Trevor Anderson has some talents of his own.

12 Mondo Sadisto Mondo Sadisto
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

The question facing 0008, Trevor Anderson, is whether the gorgeous and incredibly sexy Hollywood producer, Cin Scopes, is really making a documentary about 0008 or up to some other scheme. Anderson, as he ponders that question, also has to take on a new breed of piranhas.

13 0008 Meets Modesta Blaze 0008 Meets Modesta Blaze
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

Trevor Anderson, agent 0008, must join with the incredibly beautiful and resourceful Modesta Blaze and her interesting assistant, Oddjib, going up against a fat evil doer with the name of J.P. Greensleeves.

14 The Sex-Ray The Sex-Ray
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

Yamahata is a colonel in the KRUNCH organization and she has a ray gun that causes victims to lose all inhibitions and enhances the sex drive. She is going to use little green girls in flying saucers to wreck havoc unless Trevor Anderson can stop her.

15 Roburta The Conqueress Roburta The Conqueress
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

The latest super-villian with a plan to take over the world is a Scot who is as insane as he is powerful and he has the use of a nuclear dirigible from which to carry out his scheme unless 0008 can stop him.

16 From Rapture With Love From Rapture With Love
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1966

It is Trevor Anderson, agent 0008, up against Psychedelia Schmidt, an evil woman who is intent on dumping LSD into America's water supply.

17 The Ice Maiden The Ice Maiden
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1967

It is the task of 0008 to recruits three new 000 agents. The selection includes the luscious Jade, an African sexpot named Nubiana, and an American identified as Surfer Suzy from San Diego.

18 The Sin Funnel The Sin Funnel
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1967

Trevor Anderson goes up against KRUNCH once more and this time it is over their time machine. 0008 is sent to Clarksville, the location of the The Time Funnel (a spoof of the tv show The Time Tunnel) which sends him to somewhen else.

19 Platypussy Platypussy
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1968

Agent 0008, Trevor Anderson, is send Down Under to investigate the activities of Dada Port Douglas.

20 The Desert Damsels The Desert Damsels
Written by Clyde Allison
Copyright: 1968

In his last recorded adventure, Trevor Anderson is sent to investigate strange activities in a desert, one of which involves the death of the writer 'Clyde Allison', killed by a giant vampire bat.

MY COMMENTS

       For several years I refused to seriously consider including the Man from SADISTO in this collection. I also steadfastly held back the Lady from L.U.S.T. Neither was "worthy" of being included. After several comments from people, I relented on the latter and knew, eventually, I would on the former. I demurred for a while, though, because I will not write about a series I did not read and the cheapest I ever saw one of the SADISTO books for sale was over $100. For soft porn? Of course, it was not valuable because of its value as literature but because of its rareness but it did not matter why it was so expensive, what mattered was I could not get it because it was so pricey.
       Recently, however, I found online four volumes in the series available as ebooks for a low, low price. I cannot vouch for any legality; it may or may not be. I bought them and read them and now I was able to speak honestly about the series.
       These are not good spy novels and that will come as no surprise to anyone. They are, however, pretty good send-ups of the spy genre, taking all the cliches that we have each seen over and over and make fun of it. All while making sure that the reader in the mid-60's was keeping his pruriency plenty interested. And he did so at a rate of one every month or two while doing other things as well. The fact that he apparently hated doing them is another plus on his side.
       Would I recommend these to anyone? No. Well, one at least. Just to see what they are like.

GRADE

My Grade: D

Your Average Grade:   A+

YOUR OPINIONS
Roybert A+ 8/16/2015 6:21:31 AM

I was the person who originally scanned the ebooks. I placed them online at pirate bay to freely circulate them, so that folks could read some of these rare novels. Someone took them my copies and started to sell them. Anyways, the four novels that I scanned are not the best of the Clyde Allison 0008 novels, they were just the first 4 that I got my hands on. The novels are not great spy fiction, but they are good parody and a few of them are extremely funny and very creative. William Knoles aka Clyde Allison also wrote some other humorous spy novels. The best of them in my opinion was "Gorgonzola, Won't You Please Come Home?" published by Lancer books under the pen name Clyde Ames. William Knoles was a very interesting person and a very good and prolific writer. There are a couple of good accounts of his life on line, check them out.


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