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Pulp Crazy – The Farmerian Tarzan

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/124.mp3

In this week’s episode Chris and Chuck discuss the Farmerian Tarzan, focusing on Philip José Farmer’s official Tarzan projects, Tarzan Alive and The Dark Heart of Time: A Tarzan Novel. Farmer was a lifelong Tarzan fan, and while Tarzan Alive is often spoken of, The Dark Heart of Time seems to be neglected. The Dark Heart of Time also gets a bad rap for having extraterrestrial science fiction elements, but as it turns out, that’s just Farmer going over most of our heads. In this episode Chris explains that Farmer was actually pulling from preexisting African folk lore and mythology, not just throwing in science fiction elements.

I decided to split our conversation right when Chuck began talking about Thomas Yeates’ comic series Tarzan: The Beckoning as Chuck goes into a little bit of Farmer territory here. Chuck then talks briefly about the Hal Foster comic strips, before we move on to discussing Farmer’s Tarzan and how much of a Burroughs fan Farmer was.

Links:

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

Meteor House: http://meteorhousepress.com

The International Philip José Farmer Bibliography: http://rnuninga.home.xs4all.nl/

Christopher Paul Carey’s Website: http://cpcarey.com

Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip Jose Farmer: http://www.amazon.com/Hadon-Ancient-Opar-Khokarsa-Prehistory/dp/1781162956/

Flight to Opar – Restored Edition by Philip Jose Farmer: http://meteorhousepress.com/flight-to-opar/
Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey: http://meteorhousepress.com/hadon-king-of-opar/

Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey: http://meteorhousepress.com/exiles-of-kho-now-in-hardcover/

Chuck Loridans: http://www.nwlaartgallery.com/Chuck%20Loridans.htm

Chuck’s “Daughters of Greystoke” article: http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Articles2.htm#TarzansDaughters

Edgar Rice Burroughs Website: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/

Tarzan.com: http://www.tarzan.com/all/

ERBZine: http://erbzine.com/

ERBList: http://erblist.com/

Burroughs Bibliophiles: http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/

Pulp Crazy – Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/080.mp3

This weeks featured story is not really a pulp tale, although it was written by a breakout pulp writer, who later became a well known science fiction writer. The story is Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer. The story first appeared in the May 1954 issue of Fantastic Universe, a digest sized Science Fiction magazine. The story is now readily available online as it is has fallen into the public domain.

Rastignac the Devil takes place in the same shared universe as Farmer’s groundbreaking science fiction story The Lovers, as well as Moth & Rust. Both The Lovers and Moth & Rust appeared in Startling Stories, a science fiction pulp magazine. Rastignac the Devil acts as a prequel to The Lovers.

Links:

Rastignac the Devil eBook: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31262

Rastignac the Devil Audio Book: https://librivox.org/rastignac-the-devil-by-philip-jose-farmer/

The Official Philip Jose Farmer Web Page: http://pjfarmer.com/

Meteor House Press: http://meteorhousepress.com

PulpFest 2014 – Christopher Paul Carey, The Goddess Equation

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

Christopher Paul Carey reads from “The Goddess Equation” available now in The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer Volume 4: Voyages to Strange Days from Meteor House Press.

Links:

Worlds of PJF Volume 4: http://meteorhousepress.com/the-worlds-of-philip-jose-farmer-4/

Christopher Paul Carey Website: http://cpcarey.com

Christopher Paul Carey at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Paul-Carey/e/B002BMMFH6

Christopher Paul Carey Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpcarey