Pulp Crazy – The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard

 

In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. Howard. The Cairn on the Headland first appeared in the January 1933 issue of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror. It can be classified as a Cthulhu Mythos type tale, but more steeped in Norse Mythology and Irish history than Lovecraft’s aliens. .

The Cairn on the Headland focuses on an American named James O’Brien. The story is set sometime in the 1920’s near Dublin, Ireland, O’Brien an archaeologist or possibly anthropologist is there under the pretense of a vacation, but in reality he was forced to come by a man named Ortali. For several years Ortali has been using an unfortunate incident in O’Brien’s past to blackmail him.

I would like to thank David Drage, AKA Ironmammoth for allowing me to use his reading of The Cairn on the Headland.

Links:

The Cairn on the Headland eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601721h.html

Robert E. Howard Del Rey Books on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/l9jnh7z

David Drage’s Website: http://ironmammoth.blogspot.co.uk/

David Drage’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ironmammoth

REH and the Battle of Clontarf Essays by Keith Taylor:

Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25555

Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 2: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25571

Here Was Ragnarok The Fall of the Gods! Part 3: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=25573

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

REH Forums: http://conan.com

Pulp Crazy – A Night in Malneant by Clark Ashton Smith

In this weeks episode I will be discussing A Night in Malnéant by Clark Ashton Smith. It’s a short story that was first published in June 1933, in a collection titled “The Double Shadow and Other Fantasties”, which Smith published himself. The story would later be reprinted in the September 1939 issue of Weird Tales. This is not part of any particular cycle within Smith’s body of work, it is a stand alone Weird Fantasy story. It deals with a nameless narrator who wanders into the gothic city of Malneant and spends an unusual mist shrouded night there as his past appears to catch up with him.

It’s a pretty interesting story and is wonderfully told. Thanks to the generosity of Will Hart, aka CtulhuWho1, I have included a recording of noted fantasy writer Fritz Leiber reading the story from the 3rd World Fantasy Convention on October 29, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, where Clark Ashton Smith was the theme. Will was in attendance for the reading and thanks to him it will last forever. Be sure to check out Will’s site and Flickr page for a ton of great audio and visual goodness when it comes to classic dark fantasy tales. His site is located at cthulhuwho1.com. I’ll put links to both his site and flickr page in the show notes.

 

Read A Night in Malneant eText: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/155/a-night-in-maln%C3%A9ant

 

CthulhuWho1: http://cthulhuwho1.com/

 

CthulhuWho1 Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cthulhuwho1/

 

Eldritch Dark, Clark Ashton Smith Fansite: http://www.eldritchdark.com/

 

The Double Shadow, Clark Ashton Smith Podcast: http://thedoubleshadow.com/

 

Clark Ashton Smith: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Ashton_Smith

 

Fritz Leiber: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Leiber

Pulp Crazy – The Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft

 

In this weeks episode I will be covering a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, The Evil Clergyman. The story was first published in the April 1939 issue of Weird Tales. The short story is actually an excerpt from a letter Lovecraft wrote.

It features a nameless narrator who seems to be investigating a room that once belonged to a well.. Evil Clergyman.

I’ve included an audio version of the story which I obtained from archive.org. I hope you enjoy it.

Links:

The Evil Clergyman eBook: http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

The Evil Clergyman eText: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/ec.aspx

The Evil Clergyman eText: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/theevilclergyman.htm

The Evil Clergyman @Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Evil_Clergyman

The Evil Clergyman @ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?41909

The Evil Clergyman Movie:

http://www.horrormoviediary.net/2012/10/hp-lovecrafts-evil-clergyman.html

http://reviews.boxofficebuz.com/review/h-p-lovecraft-s-the-evil-clergyman-movie-review

 

A recording of David Saunders presentation on pulp artist James Allen St. John from Pulpfest 2012. J. Allen St. John is well known for providing illustrations to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs when they appeared in pulp magazines.

James Allen St. John @PulpArtists.com: http://pulpartists.com/StJohn.html

David Saunder’s Website: http://pulpartists.com/

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Pulp Crazy – Savage Shadow by Philip Jose Farmer

In this weeks episode I will be discussing a short story by Philip Jose Farmer that I have recently finished reading. The story is called Savage Shadow and as you can guess from the title it fits into the body of work known as his pulp period. It was originally published in 1977 in the pages of Weird Heroes #8, a new pulp series of books put together by Byron Preiss Visual Productions and published by Pyramid/Jove/HBJ. It was later reprinted in Pearls From Peoria in 2006, a hardcover collection of Farmer’s writing edited by Paul Spiteri and published by Subterranean Press. In addition to the Savage Shadow, an article written by Farmer titled The Grant-Robeson Papers is included in both books and serves as a Foreword to Savage ShadowSavage Shadow was to be the first in a series of stories that Farmer dubbed The Grant-Robeson Papers. To boil it down to the most basic premise, in Savage Shadow Farmer writes under the name Maxwell Grant (the Street & Smith house name Walter Gibson and others wrote under when writing the Shadow pulps). The star of Savage Shadow is an aspiring young pulp writer named Kenneth Robeson, which is the Street & Smith house name Lester Dent and other wrote under when writing the Doc Savage pulps. Be sure to watch the videocast or look at the Show Notes for a little visual aide Cheat Sheet that I made for clarification.

Savage Shadow Cheat Sheet: http://pulpcrazy.com/63chart.png

Buy Pearls From Peoria From These Amazon Sellers: http://tinyurl.com/l3ex34l

Pearls From Peoria Table of Contents: http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/pearls_from_peoria

Purchase Weird Heroes Volume 8 From These Amazon Sellers: http://tinyurl.com/p94cvop

Weird Heroes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_Heroes

Jimmie Dale AKA The Gray Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dale

Charles Berlin Deviant Art: http://berlinsart.deviantart.com/

Charles Berlin Blog: http://ctryptoons.blogspot.com/

http://pjfarmer.com

http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm

Pulpfest 2012 – Barsoom and Beyond

A panel presentation from Pulpfest 2012 on Mars in the pulps with a focus on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury and Otis Adelbert Kline. Panelists are Ed Hulse, Henry Franke, Stephen Haffner, Garyn Roberts and Will Murray.

Ed Hulse: http://muraniapress.com/
Henry Franke: http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/
Stephen Haffner: http://www.haffnerpress.com/
Garyn Roberts: http://tinyurl.com/klcnebt
Will Murray: http://www.adventuresinbronze.com/

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Pulp Crazy – The Scarlet Jaguar by Win Scott Eckert

In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Scarlet Jaguar, an original Pat Wildman adventure by Win Scott Eckert. The Scarlet Jaguar was originally published by Meteor House Press in a limited edition signed paperback and debuted at Pulpfest 2013. It has made headlines recently due to it winning 2 of the 2013 New Pulp Awards. It won the award for best novella and the award for best cover art by Mark Sparacio. Recently Meteor House has put it out via eBook and is now available on Amazon for $3.99.  I will be discussing the Scarlet Jaguar and giving a brief overview of The Evil In Pemberely House (the first Pat Wildman adventure co-written by Philip Jose Farmer and Win Scott Eckert) as well as the character of Pat Wildman herself.

Buy The Scarlet Jaguar on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Jaguar-Win-Scott-Eckert-ebook/dp/B00JZ6VOPK

Pre-Order The Evil In Pemberely House Paperback from Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

Win Scott Eckert’s Blog: http://www.winscotteckert.com/

Mark Sparacio’s Website: http://www.marksparacio.com/

Official Philip Jose Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com/

Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com/

Pulpfest 2012 – Guest of Honor, Mike Resnick

A recording of Mike Resnick’s guest of honor speech from Pulpfest 2012. The award winning science fiction writer covers a wide variety of topics and gives a great presentation. One of the best public speakers I have seen. A must listen.

Website: http://mikeresnick.com/

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Resnick/e/B000AP85HK

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Resnick

ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Mike_Resnick

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