In celebration of The Avenger’s Diamond Jubilee, Rick Lai provides a comprehensive history of the legendary pulp hero.
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In this weeks episode I will be discussing a short story by Philip Jose Farmer that I have recently finished reading. The story is called Savage Shadow and as you can guess from the title it fits into the body of work known as his pulp period. It was originally published in 1977 in the pages of Weird Heroes #8, a new pulp series of books put together by Byron Preiss Visual Productions and published by Pyramid/Jove/HBJ. It was later reprinted in Pearls From Peoria in 2006, a hardcover collection of Farmer’s writing edited by Paul Spiteri and published by Subterranean Press. In addition to the Savage Shadow, an article written by Farmer titled The Grant-Robeson Papers is included in both books and serves as a Foreword to Savage Shadow. Savage Shadow was to be the first in a series of stories that Farmer dubbed The Grant-Robeson Papers. To boil it down to the most basic premise, in Savage Shadow Farmer writes under the name Maxwell Grant (the Street & Smith house name Walter Gibson and others wrote under when writing the Shadow pulps). The star of Savage Shadow is an aspiring young pulp writer named Kenneth Robeson, which is the Street & Smith house name Lester Dent and other wrote under when writing the Doc Savage pulps. Be sure to watch the videocast or look at the Show Notes for a little visual aide Cheat Sheet that I made for clarification.
Savage Shadow Cheat Sheet: http://pulpcrazy.com/63chart.png
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Weird Heroes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_Heroes
Jimmie Dale AKA The Gray Seal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dale
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Charles Berlin Blog: http://ctryptoons.blogspot.com/
In this episode I discuss Jail-break by Paul Ernst. It appeared in the July 1937 issue of Weird Tales.
Download Jail-break: http://pulpcrazy.com/jail-break.zip
Paul Ernst’s 1930 science fiction – lost race story “Marooned Under the Sea” is discussed. It first appeared in the September 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super Science.
“Marooned Under the Sea” eBook: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29255
“Marooned Under the Sea” Audio Book: http://librivox.org/astounding-stories-of-super-science-sept-1930/