Pulp Crazy – The Freshman by Philip José Farmer

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/138.mp3

In this week’s episode of Pulp Crazy, I celebrate what would have been Philip José Farmer’s 98th Birthday by discussing his tale of scholarship and sorcery at Miskatonic University.

“The Freshman” is Farmer’s contribution to H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos that follows an elderly frosh on his eventful first day at Miskatonic University. The short story was inspired by a dream Farmer had, where he was an elderly man rushing for a fraternity at a strange university.
Links:

Read “The Freshman” in Tales of the Wold Newton Universe: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Newton-Universe-Philip-Farmer/dp/1781163049

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

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com

WoldNewtonFamily.com: http://woldnewtonfamily.com

The Crossover Universe: http://www.crossoveruniverse.com/

The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (Starring Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/137.mp3

In honor of Robert E. Howard’s 110th Anniversary (Howard was born on January 22, 1906) I will be discussing “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula” starring Conan the Cimmerian.

It was originally published in the November 1935 issue of Weird Tales as “Shadows in Zamboula.” It is currently available in The Conquering Sword of Conan collection from Del Rey. It tells of Conan’s chaotic stay in the desert city of Zamboula.

Links:

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan Book 1): http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Conan-Cimmerian-Original-Adventures/dp/0345461517/

The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan Book 2): http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Crown-Conan-Cimmeria-Book/dp/0345461525/

The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan Book 3): http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Sword-Conan-Cimmeria-Book/dp/0345461533/

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

Robert E. Howard @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Pulp Crazy – The Dark Eidolon by Clark Ashton Smith

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/136.mp3

In this week’s episode, in honor of Clark Ashton Smith’s birthday (January 13, 1893), I’ll be discussing “The Dark Eidolon.” It first appeared in the January 1935 issue of Weird Tales, and is probably the Zothique story that carries the most name recognition.

It tells of Namirrha, a powerful sorcerer who returns to his home city in order to exact revenge on its ruler for a boyhood transgression.

Links:

Read “The Dark Eidolon” on the Eldritch Dark: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/212/the-dark-eidolon

Purchase The Dark Eidolon and Other Stores: http://www.amazon.com/Eidolon-Other-Fantasies-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143107380/

Purchase The Maze of the Enchanter:  http://www.amazon.com/Enchanter-Collected-Fantasies-Clark-Ashton/dp/1597800317/

Purchase Tales of Zothique (Necronomicon Press): http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Zothique-Clark-Ashton-Smith/dp/0940884712 | http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=Tales+of+Zothique

Clark Ashton Smith at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Ashton_Smith

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

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

Pulp Crazy – Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/135.mp3

In this week’s episode I’ll be discussing Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1) by Fritz Leiber. It’s a fantastic collection of three high quality, award nominated sword and sorcery novellas. The most prominent being Ill Met in Lankhmar, which won the 1971 Hugo and 1971 Nebula awards for Best Novella. It’s a sword and sorcery classic.

Links:

Purchase the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series on Audible: http://tinyurl.com/audiblefafhrdmouser

Purchase the  Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJDGH9E/

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fafhrd_and_the_Gray_Mouser

Fritz Leiber on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Leiber

Welcome to the Newhon Mythos: http://www.stormbringer.net/mouser.html

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?4281

Fritz Leiber interview from Norwescon 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUHrdLUqfcg