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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 Evil Clergyman by H.P. Lovecraft

 

In this weeks episode I will be covering a short story by H.P. Lovecraft, The Evil Clergyman. The story was first published in the April 1939 issue of Weird Tales. The short story is actually an excerpt from a letter Lovecraft wrote.

It features a nameless narrator who seems to be investigating a room that once belonged to a well.. Evil Clergyman.

I’ve included an audio version of the story which I obtained from archive.org. I hope you enjoy it.

Links:

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

The Evil Clergyman eText: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/ec.aspx

The Evil Clergyman eText: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/theevilclergyman.htm

The Evil Clergyman @Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Evil_Clergyman

The Evil Clergyman @ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?41909

The Evil Clergyman Movie:

http://www.horrormoviediary.net/2012/10/hp-lovecrafts-evil-clergyman.html

http://reviews.boxofficebuz.com/review/h-p-lovecraft-s-the-evil-clergyman-movie-review

 

Pulp Crazy – The Challenge From Beyond

 

This week on Pulp Crazy I will be discussing two different Cthuhlu Mythos Round Robin tales. First up this week is “The Challenge From Beyond” written by pulp authors (in sequence of their chapters) C.L. Moore, A. Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long. The story was originally published in the September 1935 issue of Fantasy Magazine, a fanzine. “The Challenge From Beyond” is the brainchild of editor Julius Schwartz.

Links:

Read “The Challenge From Beyond” PDF: http://pulpcrazy.com/thechallengefrombeyond.pdf

Read “The Challenge From Beyond” at Wikisource: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Challenge_from_Beyond

Read “The Eldritch Force” at Lovecraft EZine:

http://lovecraftzine.com/magazine/issues/2014-2/issue-29-february-2014/the-eldritch-force-a-cthulhu-mythos-round-robin/

Listen to “The Eldritch Force”: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/iposai

C.L. Moore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._L._Moore

A. Merrit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Merritt

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

Robert E. Howard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Frank Belknap Long: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Belknap_Long

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 Terrible Parchment by Manly Wade Wellman

 

In this episode I discuss Manly Wade Wellman’s contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos. A tongue-in-cheek tale, of a couple who come across a page from the Necronomicon. It first appeared in the August 1937 issue of Weird Tales.

Links:

The Terrible Parchment eText: http://www.donaldcorrell.com/road/wellman/terrible.html

ManlyWadeWellman.Com: http://www.manlywadewellman.com/

David Drake’s Website: http://david-drake.com/2010/manly-wade-wellman/#more-1367

Manly Wade Wellman @isfdb: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?803

Frances Wellman (Garfield) @isfdb: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?880

First World Fantasy Convention YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsfrlt4Qg0Q

First World Fantasy Convention MP3: https://archive.org/details/FirstWorldFantasyConvention1975

 

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 – the Return of the Sorcerer by Clark Ashton Smith

 

In this episode I discuss “the Return of the Sorcerer” by Clark Ashton Smith. It originally appeared in the September 1931 issue of Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror”. It features the main character, Mr. Ogden being hired to translate a copy of the Necronomicon from its original Arabic text to English.

Links:

The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/k4nwxsp

The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/mzn8sq7

The Return of the Sorcerer etext: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/183/the-return-of-the-sorcerer

Suspense #3 The Return of the Sorcerer Audio Drama: http://www.prx.org/playlists/302186/floating_playlist   (Scroll Down the page and click on the episode)

Clark Ashton Smith Tribute Site: http://www.eldritchdark.com/

The Double Shadow Clark Ashton Smith Podcast: http://thedoubleshadow.com/

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

Strange Tales Thread: http://vaultofevil.proboards.com/thread/75/strange-tales-mystery-terror

Pulp Crazy – the Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft

 

In this episode I discuss H.P. Lovecraft’s “the Outsider”. It’s a supernatural short story with roots in gothic literature.

Links:

Read the Outsider at Dagon Bytes: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/theoutsider.htm

the Outsider Audio Book: http://www.sffaudio.com/?p=42270

Free Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft eBook from CthulhuChick: http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

H.P. Lovecraft Audio Book Links: http://cthulhuwho1.com/

 

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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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