Pulp Crazy – Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/129.mp3

In this week’s episode I’m going to be discussing “Pigeons from Hell” by Robert E. Howard. It first appeared in the May 1938 issue of Weird Tales, being published after Howard’s death in 1936.

I read this in The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard published by Del Rey. Like all of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard series, I can’t recommend The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard enough. Howard’s widely known for his Conan, Solomon Kane, and Kull stories, but he was one hell of a writer, period. This collection of his horror tales isn’t to be missed. Besides the wonderful stories within, there’s some amazing interior artwork by Greg Staples.

“Pigeons from Hell” is a short story set in the southern United States, and seems to take place around the time it was published, the mid 1930’s.

Links:

Purchase The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howardhttp://amzn.to/1P6Kj3M

Read “Pigeons from Hell” at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600721.txt

Greg Staples website: http://www.gregstaples.co.uk/

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

The Robert E. Howard Forums: http://conan.com

“Pigeons from Hell” on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeons_from_Hell

Pulp Crazy – The Horror of Frank Schildiner

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/128.mp3

In this week’s episode Chuck Loridans and I talk to Frank Schildiner about his latest work, THE QUEST OF FRANKENSTEIN from Black Coat Press. We also discuss Frank’s collection of weird fiction FIRST SEAS AND OTHER TALES from Pro Se Productions. There’s also some interesting conversations about classic horror films in honor of Halloween.

B Roll featuring discussion of Masked Mexican Wrestler movies: http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/128broll.mp3

Links:

Frank Schildiner on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GUlams

About Gouroull, The French Frankenstein: http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/hallucinations.htm

Chuck’s original Children of the Night Timeline: http://www.pjfarmer.com/secret/contributors/Children-of-the-Night1.htm

The Quest of Frankenstein on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GUj4CZ

The Quest of Frankenstein via Black Coat Press: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/questfrankenstein.htm

First Seas and Other Tales on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RoXNa0

First Seas and Other Tales on Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-seas-and-other-tales-frank-schildiner/1120432765?ean=9781502537058

Airship 27 Flight Log: http://www.airship27.com/flight-log/

Pulp Crazy: The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/127.mp3

 

Win Scott Eckert and Chuck Loridans join me in discussing the Pat Wildman series and Win’s wider body of fiction from Meteor House, Blackcoat Press, and Moonstone Books.

The Adventures of Pat Wildman Series

The Evil in Pemberely House: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

The Scarlet Jaguar:  http://meteorhousepress.com/the-scarlet-jaguar/

The Official Adventures of Pat Wildman Website: http://pemberleyhouse.blogspot.com/

Wold Newton 101

Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/

What Makes a Wold Newton Universe Tale?:http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/

What is the Wold Newton Family?:http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm

 

Chuck’s “Daughters of Greystoke” article:http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Articles2.htm#TarzansDaughters

 

The Wold Newton Origins Series 

Is He in Hell? – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-philip-jose-farmer-1-protean-dimensions/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0615370055

The Wild Huntsman – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-jose-farmer-3/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0983746117 | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

Wold Newton Side-Ways Stories

Nadine’s Invitation:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen7.pdf |http://allpulp.blogspot.com/2010/12/this-tale-in-wold-newton-origins-cycle.html |http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen07.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-7-Femmes-Fatales/dp/1935558447

Marguerite’s Tears:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen08.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-8-Agents-Provocateurs/dp/1612270506/

Violet’s Lament:http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen09.htm |http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-La-Vie-Noir/dp/1612271456/
The Pat Wildman Series by Win Scott Eckert:

Win Scott Eckert Bibliography with additional links to purchase: http://www.winscotteckert.com/p/bibliography.html

Meteor House: http://meteorhouse.com

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com

Black Coat Press: http://blackcoatpress.com

Moonstone Books:  http://www.moonstonebooks.com/shop/default.aspx

Chuck Loridans: http://www.nwlaartgallery.com/Chuck%20Loridans.htm

Pulp Crazy – The Charnel God by Clark Ashton Smith

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/126.mp3

 

In this week’s episode I discuss “The Charnel God” by Clark Ashton Smith. This short story is set in Smith’s Zothique Cycle, as well as the larger Cthulhu Mythos.

“The Charnel God” deals with Phariom, a nobleman who visits the city of Zul-Bha-Sair. This is a strange city where the citizens give their dead over to their local deity, Mordiggian, to feed upon without hesitation. Phariom’s love, Elaith falls into a death-like state after suffering a seizure while in the city. She’s pronounced dead by the local physician and the priests of the Charnel God collect her body. The story follows Phariom as he attempts to rescue her from Mordiggian’s temple.

Links:

Read “The Charnel God” at the Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/22/the-charnel-god

“The Charnel God” at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?62562

The Eldritch Dark Website: http://www.eldritchdark.com/
The Double Shadow – A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast: http://thedoubleshadow.com/

Zothique on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zothique

 

 

Pulp Crazy – Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/125.mp3

In this weeks episode, I’m going to be discussing “Is He In Hell?” by Win Scott Eckert. This Wold Newton Universe short story first appeared in Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 6: Grand Guignol published by Black Coat Press in December 2009. It was later revised and expanded for the definitive release in The Worlds of Philip José Farmer: Protean Dimensions, published by Meteor House in June 2010. I’ll be discussing the latter as it’s the definitive edition of the story and contains more elements tying it to Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe.

“Is He in Hell?” stars the Scarlet Pimpernel. It’s set in November 1795 and takes place largely in France and Belgium.

The story focuses on Sir Percy Blakeny, the Scarlet Pimpernel as he attempts to save the Baron de Musard from the guillotine. But…things aren’t what they seem on the surface. This is a fast paced action and espionage story, but there are definitely some elements of weird fiction present as well.

Links:
Wold Newton 101:

Wold Newton Primer: http://www.thepulp.net/pulp-info/pulp-articles/wold-newton/

What Makes a Wold Newton Universe Tale?: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/10/excerpt-read-the-introduction-from-tales-of-the-wold-newton-universe-edited-by-win-scott-eckert-and-christopher-paul-carey/

What is the Wold Newton Family?: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Pulp.htm

The Wold Newton Origins Series by Win Scott Eckert:

Core Stories:

Is He in Hell? – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-philip-jose-farmer-1-protean-dimensions/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0615370055

The Wild Huntsman – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-jose-farmer-3/ | http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Philip-Jose-Farmer/dp/0983746117 | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

Tie-ins:

Nadine’s Invitation: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen7.pdf | http://allpulp.blogspot.com/2010/12/this-tale-in-wold-newton-origins-cycle.html | http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen07.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-7-Femmes-Fatales/dp/1935558447

Marguerite’s Tears: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen08.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-8-Agents-Provocateurs/dp/1612270506/

Violet’s Lament: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/talesshadowmen09.htm | http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Shadowmen-La-Vie-Noir/dp/1612271456/
The Pat Wildman Series by Win Scott Eckert:

The Evil in Pembrely House (paperback) (co-authored with Farmer) -http://meteorhousepress.com/the-evil-in-pemberley-house/

The Scarlet Jaguar (ebook and new hardcover up for preorder) – http://meteorhousepress.com/the-scarlet-jaguar/
Win Scott Eckert’s website: http://www.winscotteckert.com/

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com/

The Official Philip José Farmer Website: http://pjfarmer.com/