Tag Archives: Pulp Magazines

Pulp Crazy – Recent Doc Savage Film Developments

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/148.mp3

 

I discuss the recent developments surrounding Shane Black’s Doc Savage film, including the apparent casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I also give my general thoughts on the film.

Links:

Shane Black Wants the Rock for Doc Savage: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/23/doc-savage-shane-black-dwayne-johnson

The Rock is reading an outline for a Shane Black movie: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFc0BsyIh3h/?hl=en

Flea Run – The Premiere Doc Savage Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/flearun/

Fans of Bronze – https://www.facebook.com/groups/386049858136644/

Sanctum Books the publisher of the Doc Savage series: https://www.facebook.com/sanctumbooks/

The New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series: http://www.adventuresinbronze.com/

Pulp Crazy – Terror Out of Space by Leigh Brackett

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/132.mp3

In this week’s episode of Pulp Crazy, I’ll be discussing Leigh Brackett’s “Terror Out of Space.” This episode is going up on December 7, 2015, which would be Leigh Brackett’s 100th birthday.

“Terror Out of Space” is a cosmic horror story set beneath the seas of Venus. It’s an interesting mash up of science fiction and cosmic horror.

Links:

Read “Terror Out of Space” on SFF Audio’s PDF Page:  http://www.sffaudio.com/features/pdf-page/

Leigh Brackett at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Brackett

Leigh Brackett at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?334

Purchase Leigh Brackett books on Paizo.com: http://tinyurl.com/paizobrackett

Purchase Leigh Brackett books from Haffner Press: http://www.haffnerpress.com/

Eric John Stark article by Morgan Holmes: http://www.castaliahouse.com/the-pulp-swordsmen-eric-john-stark/

The Ginger Star article by Morgan Holmes: http://www.castaliahouse.com/the-ginger-star/

Preorder the Lee Brackett Centennial book: http://www.haffnerpress.com/book/lb100/

PulpFest 2015 – The Heirs of Weird Tales

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/heirsofweirdtales.MP3

Jim Beard, Jeff Fournier, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Ron Fortier (moderator) discuss how Weird Tales is still inspiring the writers of today, including the panelists.

From PulpFest.com: http://www.pulpfest.com/2015/06/the-heirs-of-weird-tales/
Jim Beard: http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Beard/e/B004UWVOPE/

Jeff Fournier: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_3?ie=UTF8&text=Jeff+Fournier&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Jeff+Fournier&sort=relevancerank

Rick Lai: http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Lai/e/B00328TOQS/

Frank Schildiner: http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Schildiner/e/B009VRDXZC/

Ron Fortier: http://www.amazon.com/Ron-Fortier/e/B002BMG58Q/

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PulpFest 2015 – Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine”

 

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/weirdediting.MP3

 

Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Tom Krabacher (moderator), Will Murray, and Garyn D. Roberts discuss the editorial policies of Weird Tales, with a focus on Farnsworth Wright.
From PulpFest.com: http://www.pulpfest.com/2015/06/weird-editing-at-the-unique-magazine/

Don Herron: http://www.donherron.com/

Morgan Holmes: http://www.castaliahouse.com/?s=Morgan&ssubmit=Submit

Tom Krabacher: http://www.csus.edu/geog/Geog-Faculty/TomKrabacher.html

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

Garyn D. Roberts: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/59246.Garyn_G_Roberts
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Pulp Crazy – The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/107.mp3

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing, The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch. It first appeared in the November 1944 issue of Weird Tales. It’s been reprinted in a handful of vampire and weird fiction anthologies over the years, but I read it on unz.org. They have the original Weird Tales scan up for you to download and read. If you’re new to the pulps, but recognize the name, it’s most likely due to Robert Bloch being the writer of Psycho, the book that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.

The story is most likely not in the public domain as Bloch passed away in 1994, but it’s there on unz.org if you’re interested. I’ll put a link to it and also a link to the isfdb bibliography in the show notes, in case you want to read the story online or purchase a used copy of one of the anthologies it appeared it. From what I saw I don’t believe this tale is currently in print, so the secondary anthology market is probably your best bet other than unz.org. The original issue of Weird Tales is probably a bit pricey, as most Weird Tales issues are.

As you can probably guess from the title, and the image I chose for the episode title card, this is a vampire story. It’s about a guy named Graham Keene who wakes up in a paupers grave and busts through the cheap casket to emerge up out of the soil. After emerging he meets a vampire who informs Graham that he’s a vampire now too.

 

Links:

The Bat Is My Brother at UNZ.org:  http://www.unz.org/Pub/WeirdTales-1944nov-00058?View=PDFPages

The Bat Is My Brother at ISFDB.org: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?87932

Robert Bloch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bloch

H.P. Lovecraft: Letters to Robert Bloch & Others: http://www.hippocampuspress.com/h.p-lovecraft/collected-letters/h.-p.-lovecraft-letters-to-robert-bloch-and-others

Recording of Robert Bloch at the First World Fantasy Convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsfrlt4Qg0Q

Pulp Crazy – Weird Tales Collection Magazine from Adventure House

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/104.mp3

In this weeks episode I’ll be discussing a unique and cool item that’s been recently published. I just got it in the mail this week, as a matter of fact. The Weird Tales Collection Magazine published by Adventure House. I’m a big fan of Weird Tales, it’s my favorite pulp magazine by far, and when I saw this item listed on Pulp Coming Attractions, I was immediately drawn to it.

The magazine is 40 pages and packed with full color images of Weird Tales covers. The magazine doesn’t offer a complete assortment of Weird Tales covers, as that’s not the purpose of the publication, but it’s full of covers of landmark and key issues.

The magazine is really an auction program book, printed to coincide with a complete collection of Weird Tales being auctioned off on May 1st 2015 with Adventure House Auctions. Besides being a publisher, Adventure House also conducts auctions. It was a great idea for them to put out this magazine.

Something tells me a complete collection of Weird Tales is going to go for a pretty penny, but everyone can at least get in on the action with this magazine. I flipped through it for about an hour or so the first night I got it and really enjoyed seeing a ton of covers for the first time. It’s well worth the $10.00 in my opinion.

 

Links:

Adventure House: http://adventurehouse.com/

Weird Tales Collection Auction: http://server8.maxanet.com/cgi-bin/mndetails.cgi?adventurehouse14

Weird Tales Collection Magazine:  http://adventurehouse.com/contents/en-us/d600.html

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Pulp Crazy – The Pale Man by Julius Long

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/078.mp3

In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Pale Man by Julius Long. It first appeared in the September 1934 issue of Weird Tales.

I would say the story takes place in the early 1930’s. It features a man who is a university assistant staying at a country hotel during the summer months. He’s the narrator of the story and is apparently ill enough that his superiors at the university made him take this vacation. During his stay at the hotel he comes across an unusual individual he dubs The Pale Man.

Links:

Read The Pale Man by Julius Long on Wikisource: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Weird_Tales/Volume_24/Issue_3/The_Pale_Man

Weird Tales Scan of the story: http://pulpcrazy.com/The Pale Man.zip

Julius Long at the Fiction Mags Index: http://www.philsp.com/homeville/fmi/s2617.htm#A79097

Julius Long at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?15649