In this episode I discuss Catherine Lucille Moore’s groundbreaking sword & sorcery heroine, Jirel of Joiry. The character originally appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine, her first appearance being in the October 1934 issue. I believe she is one of the major inspirations for Red Sonja, the She Devil With a Sword, along with Robert E. Howard’s original Red Sonya of Rogatino.
The Definitive Jirel of Joiry collection from Paizo Planet Stories: http://paizo.com/products/btpy8xa5?Black-Gods-Kiss (Amazon is overpriced)
The Pulp Magazines Project: http://www.pulpmags.org/
Hellsgarde PDF Download: http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/WT_1939_04.pdf
Hellsgarde Flipbook: http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/WT_1939_04/index.html