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Pulp Crazy – Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber

In this week’s episode I will be discussing the original version of Adept’s Gambit by Fritz Leiber. Adept’s Gambit is a sword & sorcery tale starring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. The original manuscript which contains references to the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft has been unearthed and published by Arcane Wisdom Press, edited by S.T. Joshi. This new limited edition hardcover contains bonus features including annotations from S.T. Joshi, an introduction from Joshi and Lovecraft’s commentary on the original version of Adept’s Gambit.

Links:

Adept’s Gambit the Original Version @ Miskatonic Books: http://tinyurl.com/mn7xfrk

Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark @ Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ktd26tf

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

H.P. Lovecraft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Lovecraft

S.T. Joshi: http://www.stjoshi.org/

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

 

Pulp Crazy – Nyarlathotep by H.P. Lovecraft

In this weeks episode I will be discussing Nyarlathotep, a prose poem by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a piece of weird fiction based around Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos who is a very popular Cthulhu Mythos deity. Lovecraft first wrote the story in 1920 and it was published that same year in the United Amateur.

Nyarlothotep is a Cthulhu Mythos deity that walks among us and has done so for years, although he has done so in many forms. In this original prose poem he is depicted as a traveling showman visiting a city. Needless to say the city and its people will not be the same. An audio reading courtesy of Archive.org is included in the episode.

Links:

Read Nyarlathotep via eBook at CthulhuChick: http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

Read Nyarlathotep via eText at Dagonbytes: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/nyarlathotep.htm

Nyarlothotep Cycle from Chaosium: http://tinyurl.com/qymhz2s

Will Murray: http://www.adventuresinbronze.com/

Nyarlothotep at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

Nyarlothotep on ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?69021h

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

Nikola Tesla at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

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 – The Festival by H.P. Lovecraft

In this episode I will be discussing “The Festival” by H.P. Lovecraft. I would like to thank the Lovecraft eZine guys for bringing it to my attention on their recent video chat. The Festival appeared in the January 1925 issue of Weird Tales. The story is set during Christmas time or more appropriately, the Yuletide. The Festival is one of the first Cthulhu Mythos stories. An audio reading of the story in its entirety is included.

Lovecraft’s visit to Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1922 is said to have inspired the story. The tale seems to be set in the early 1920’s and features a nameless narrator returning to Kingsport, Massachusetts, the home of his ancestors. He is in town to take part in his people’s ancient festival.

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Festival

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

eText: http://www.yankeeclassic.com/miskatonic/library/stacks/literature/lovecraft/stories/festival.htm

eText: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thefestival.htm

Audio Book: https://archive.org/details/NearlyCompleteHPLovecraftCollection

Lovecraft eZine: http://lovecraftzine.com/

 

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Pulp Crazy – The Thing on the Roof by Robert E. Howard

 

In this episode I discuss a Cthulhu Mythos tale written by Robert E. Howard. The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part of the story.

 

Links:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/lozyu8e

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608011.txt

Free eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1304041h.html

Free Audio Book: http://cthulhupodcast.blogspot.com/2011/05/102-thing-on-roof.html

Discuss the story: http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=5556

Comic Adaptation: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/thing-on-roof.html

 

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Pulp Crazy – The Black Stone by Robert E. Howard

 

In this episode I discuss The Black Stone by Robert E. Howard. This is one of Howard’s Cthulhu Mythos style tales about the investigation of a black monolith in a rural Hungarian village.

Links:

The Black Stone eText: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601711.txt

The Black Stone Audio Books @SFFAudio:  http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=30829

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/nqgrxg4

Crimson Shadows the Best of Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/klf22qe

Conan Vs Tsathoggua by Rick Lai @Lovecraft E-Zine: http://lovecraftzine.com/2013/09/17/conan-versus-tsathoggua-by-rick-lai/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unaussprechlichen_Kulten

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronomicon

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

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

Jim and Ruth Keegan’s Two Gun Blog: http://twogunblog.blogspot.com/

Cromcast: http://thecromcast.blogspot.com/

 

Pulp Crazy – Under the Pyramids by H.P. Lovecraft with Harry Houdini

Under the Pyramids by H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini is discussed.

Links:

Read Under the Pyramids: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/up.aspx

Under the Pyramids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Pyramids
Harry Houdini: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini
H.P. Lovecraft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft

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