Pulp Crazy – The Chain by H. Warner Munn

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/087.mp3

The supernatural and horror themed episodes for October comes to a close with this weeks short story. The Chain by H. Warner Munn. It first appeared in the April 1928 issue of Weird Tales.

This is a story firmly set in the horror genre, but without any real supernatural elements. It’s actually somewhat realistic and is a tale of torture (both mental and physical).. It deals with a man being trapped in his cousin’s castle, and the unique brand of tortures the cousin inflicts on him.

Links:

The Chain at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?57463

H. Warner Munn at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Warner_Munn

H. Warner Munn Interview with Jessica Amanda Salmonson: https://web.archive.org/web/20130628075234/http://www.violetbooks.com/Munn.html

Wilum Pugmire talks H. Warner Munn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ-YOjDQFek

H. Warner Munn and Philip Jose Famer Photo: http://www.pjfarmer.com/photoal.htm

H. Warner Munn at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1802

Christopher Paul Carey Website: http://cpcarey.com (Thanks to Chris for the H. Warner Munn reference materials)

Pulp Crazy – The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/086.mp3

The supernatural theme continues this week with The Tale of Satampra Zeiros by Clark Ashton Smith. It first appeared in the November 1931 issue of Weird Tales. It’s the first published entry of Smith’s Hyperborean Cycle.

Links:

eText: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/208/the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros

 

eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Weird-Tales-Collection-Trilogus-ebook/dp/B004JKNQ5I/

 

Audio File read by Jeffrey Gilleland@ The Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/spoken-word/36/the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros

 

Audio MP3(read by Jeffrey Gilleland: http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/Tale.mp3

 

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

 

Hyperborea:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperborean_cycle

 

The Double Shadow Episode: http://thedoubleshadow.com/episode-21-the-tale-of-satampra-zeiros/

 

The Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/

 

The Double Shadow Podcast: http://thedoubleshadow.com/

Pulp Crazy – The Picture in the House by H.P. Lovecraft

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/085.mp3

 

This week’s story is The Picture In the House by H.P. Lovecraft. According to Wikipedia the story was written on December 12, 1920. The story was first published in the July 1919 issue of The National Amateur, this issue was actually published in the Summer of 1921. This is one of Lovecraft’s earlier stories from his amateur press days.

The story is narrated by a genealogist who is conducting research on the Miskatonic Valley. He’s traveling by bicycle and takes refuge in an old house in the woods as a storm is brewing. He finds the house is inhabited and the owner is a unique individual. To put it mildly.

According to Wikipedia, this story includes the first mention of the Miskatonic Valley and Arkham. This puts the story within Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

A Librivox audio recording of the story is included.

Links:

Free Lovecraft eBook: http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

 

The Picture in the House eText: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/ph.aspx

 

The Picture in the House Audio Reading: https://librivox.org/horror-story-collection-002/

 

The Picture in the House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_in_the_House

 

H.P. Lovecraft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft

 

Regnum Congo: http://books.google.com/books?id=HcwWAAAAQAAJ

 

Filippo Pigafetta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Pigafetta

 

Lovecraft E-Zine: http://lovecraftzine.com/

 

 

 

 

Pulp Crazy – Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/084.mp3

In this weeks episode I discuss Dig Me No Grave by Robert E. Howard. This Cthulhu Mythos tale starring Conrad and Kirowan was first published in the February 1937 issue of Weird Tales.

Links:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/mu5ccds

eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304031h.html

Conrad & Kirowan eTexts: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304041h.html

Audio Book/Podcast: http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=45432

Comic Book Adaptation: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/dig-me-no-grave.html

Conrad and Kirowan on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kirowan

Pulp Crazy – The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/083.mp3

 

October is here, and Pulp Crazy begins its run of Weird Tales themed episodes in honor of Halloween. In this weeks episode I discuss The Loved Dead by C.M. Eddy. The short story is credited to C.M. Eddy, however H.P. Lovecraft revised it. The Loved Dead is legendary due to the public outcry in 1924 over a reference to necrophilia in the story, which is very tame by today’s standards.

Links:

The Loved Dead at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Loved_Dead

C.M. Eddy at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?11242