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Pulp Crazy – The Ice-Demon by Clark Ashton Smith

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/118.mp3

In this weeks episode I’ll be discussing “The Ice-Demon” by Clark Ashton Smith. It first appeared in the April 1933 issue of Weird Tales. “The Ice-Demon” is a short story set in Smith’s Hyperborea Cycle.

Hyperborea is a lost continent located in the Arctic during the Pleistocene age. Much like Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age tales featuring Conan the Cimmerian, Smith’s Hyperborea is a fantasy setting.

The Ice-Demon takes place in Mhu Thulan, the icy northern region of the continent. Mhu Thulan is north of the kingdom of Iqqua, where two of the characters in The Ice-Demon are from.

Basically the story focuses on three characters, Quanga, the huntsman and two jewelers, Hoom Feethos and Eibur Tsanth both of Iqqua. It’s never said where Quanga hails from, but I would guess he was nomadic and lived off the land. He’s the main character of the story, he’s skilled in woodcraft and isn’t afraid of journeying to Mhu Thulan despite the superstitions surrounding the area. He’s also not above getting rich.

 

Links:

Read “The Ice-Demon” on the Eldritch Dark Website: http://www.eldritchdark.com/writings/short-stories/96/the-ice-demon

Read Deuce Richardson’s Essay, “The Sword-and-Sorcery Legacy of Clark Ashton Smith”: http://leogrin.com/CimmerianBlog/the-sword-and-sorcery-legacy-of-clark-ashton-smith/

“The Ice-Demon” at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?69182

The Eldritch Dark Website: http://www.eldritchdark.com/

Clark Ashton Smith @ Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Ashton_Smith

Hyperborea Cycle @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperborean_cycle

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

 

Pulp Crazy – Sleuth Girl by Don George

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/074.mp3

In this weeks episode I will be discussing “Sleuth Girl” by Don George. It is a crime story that appeared in the June 1939 issue of Ten Detective Aces. The story is only two pages long and I read it off of the PulpGen website.

The story focuses on Detective Wilcy Whitaker and his partner the titular Sleuth Girl. The two of them are in a park undercover, trying to draw out a criminal known as the Prowler who has been robbing and murdering couples in the park. Assisting them is the woman’s pet squirrel named Red.

Links: Read Sleuth Girl at PulpGen: http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/list_by_mag.php?page=52   Don George at the Fiction Mags Index: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/s1683.htm

Pulp Crazy – The Way They Were by Jeff Deischer

 

This weeks episode is a first for Pulp Crazy, as I’m reviewing a work of non-fiction. The title of the book is The Way They Were: The Histories of Some of Adventure Fiction’s Most Famous Heroes and Villains. It is written by researcher and fiction writer Jeff Deischer and published by Westerntainment Books. It is available to purchase on Amazon in paperback and eBook format.

The Way They Were covers a broad range of topics that will be of interest to pulp fans. Among this collection of essays are chronologies and deductions pertaining to Classic Literature and Pulp Magazine characters including: Doc Savage, the Avenger, Tarzan, Captain Nemo, Robur the Conqueror, James Bond, Count Dracula, Frankenstein and more.

 

Purchase the Kindle eBook: http://tinyurl.com/pzl5ekb

Purchase the Paperback Edition: http://tinyurl.com/mdkhfsv

Jeff’s Amazon Page: http://tinyurl.com/mtuzd5t

Westerntainment Website: http://westerntainment.blogspot.com/