This panel featured pulp experts Nick Carr, Don Hutchison, Will Murray, Garyn Roberts and Ed Hulse. Many pulp characters were covered, but the coolest thing was hearing that Nick Carr and Don Hutchison were reading the pulps during this time period. Both of them gave their first hand experiences which were very interesting. The panel also discussed the Great Depression and its effect on the Hero Pulps. The heroes included: Nick Carter, Doc Savage, the Lone Eagle, G-8 and his Battle Aces, The Spider, Pete Rice and the Phantom Detective.
Christopher Paul Carey, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Arthur Sippo and John Allen Small discuss Philip Jose Farmer’s contributions to the Doc Savage mythos. Prior to the panel, Mike Croteau of Meteor House awards Matt Moring of Altus Press a Farmerphile award for his work on the new edition of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life.
John Allen Small and Win Scott Eckert read from a selection of their writings.
John reads his tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip Jose Farmer, “The Bright Heart of Eternity”. This is the complete piece and is copyright 2011 John Allen Small. John was kind enough to allow me to share this complete work. John also reads from his Avenger story which appears in the the third Moonstone Avenger Anthology, The Roaring Heart of the Crucible.
Win Scott Eckert reads from his new Pat Wildman novella, “The Scarlet Jaguar” and his upcoming Honey West / T.H.E. Cat crossover novel from Moonstone.
In this episode, “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell is discussed. It is the inspiration for Howard Hawks’ “The Thing From Another World” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing”. It originally appeared in the August 1938 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.