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Pulp Crazy – Delenda Est by Robert E. Howard

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/147.mp3

In honor of Pulp Crazy’s Three Year Anniversary, I’m going to be discussing a story by my favorite pulp writer, “Delenda Est” by Robert E. Howard. This is a tale of historical fiction with supernatural elements, focusing on Genseric, the King of the Vandals as he sails from Carthage to Rome around 455 A.D.

Read “Delenda Est” in:

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard – http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Stories-Robert-Howard/dp/0345490207

Swords of the North – http://www.rehfoundation.org/2014/11/05/swords-of-the-north/

Genseric – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genseric

The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum: http://swordsofreh.proboards.com/

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

Pulp Crazy – Crossover Special – Conan Vs Rune by Barry Windsor-Smith

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/145.mp3

In celebration of the announcement of Sean Lee Levin’s Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 and 2 to be released this summer by Meteor House, this week is a special crossover themed episode. I’ll be discussing Conan Vs Rune by Barry Windsor-Smith, where the Cimmerian battles the Dark God. This is a one-shot comic book published by Marvel Comics in 1995. It is likely never going to be collected or reprinted due to the rights surrounding the two characters. Win Scott Eckert included it in Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 1.

Links:

Purchase Crossovers by Win Scott Eckert: http://www.blackcoatpress.com/crossovers.htm

Preorder Crossovers Expanded by Sean Lee Levin: http://meteorhousepress.com/crossovers

The Crossover Universe (TM) Blog: www.crossoveruniverse.com

The Wold Newton Family Website: http://woldnewtonfamily.com

Barry Windsor-Smith Official Website: http://barrywindsor-smith.com/

Win Scott Eckert Website: www.winscoteckert.com

The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum: http://swordsofreh.proboards.com/

Conan at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Cimmerian

Rune at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rune_(comics)

The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum

 

Just wanted to give everyone an update on what I’ve been up to this week. I didn’t have time to write or record an episode as I have been working on The Swords of Robert E. Howard Forum at http://swordsofreh.proboards.com.

As some of you may know, The Official Robert E. Howard Forums at conan.com closed at the beginning of February, but The Robert E. Howard Foundation has plans for their own forums in the future.

 

The Conan.com boards were a fantastic community and many of us didn’t want to see that vanish in between the time the Conan.com forum closed and the Robert E. Howard Foundation forum went up.

So I decided to create this fan forum and so far we have 66 members and are always open to more. If you’re a fan of Robert E. Howard, Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, or quality fiction in general, feel free to join up.

 

http://swordsofreh.proboards.com

The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (Starring Conan the Cimmerian) by Robert E. Howard

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/137.mp3

In honor of Robert E. Howard’s 110th Anniversary (Howard was born on January 22, 1906) I will be discussing “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula” starring Conan the Cimmerian.

It was originally published in the November 1935 issue of Weird Tales as “Shadows in Zamboula.” It is currently available in The Conquering Sword of Conan collection from Del Rey. It tells of Conan’s chaotic stay in the desert city of Zamboula.

Links:

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan Book 1): http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Conan-Cimmerian-Original-Adventures/dp/0345461517/

The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan Book 2): http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Crown-Conan-Cimmeria-Book/dp/0345461525/

The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan Book 3): http://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Sword-Conan-Cimmeria-Book/dp/0345461533/

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

Robert E. Howard @ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Pulp Crazy – Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/129.mp3

In this week’s episode I’m going to be discussing “Pigeons from Hell” by Robert E. Howard. It first appeared in the May 1938 issue of Weird Tales, being published after Howard’s death in 1936.

I read this in The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard published by Del Rey. Like all of the Del Rey Robert E. Howard series, I can’t recommend The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard enough. Howard’s widely known for his Conan, Solomon Kane, and Kull stories, but he was one hell of a writer, period. This collection of his horror tales isn’t to be missed. Besides the wonderful stories within, there’s some amazing interior artwork by Greg Staples.

“Pigeons from Hell” is a short story set in the southern United States, and seems to take place around the time it was published, the mid 1930’s.

Links:

Purchase The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howardhttp://amzn.to/1P6Kj3M

Read “Pigeons from Hell” at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600721.txt

Greg Staples website: http://www.gregstaples.co.uk/

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

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

“Pigeons from Hell” on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeons_from_Hell

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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PulpFest 2015 – The Call of Cthulhu and the Lovecraft Mythos

Panelists John D. Haefele, Don Herron, Rick Lai, Tom Krabacher (moderator), and Nathan Vernon Madison explore the inspirations and origins of the Cthulhu Mythos as opposed to the Lovecraft’s Mythos and the Mythos of his contemporaries, as well as the controversies and personalities involved with these ideas over the years.
From PulpFest.com: http://www.pulpfest.com/2015/07/the-call-of-cthulhu-and-the-lovecraft-mythos

John D. Haefele: http://www.amazon.com/John-D.-Haefele/e/B00J6EJRDM

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

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

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

Nathan Vernon Madison: http://argonotes.blogspot.com/

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Pulp Crazy – The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast.119.mp3

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing The Valley of the Worm by Robert E. Howard. The Valley of the Worm first appeared in the February 1934 issue of Weird Tales. I read it in The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Red Shadows published by Del Rey books.

The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1 Crimson Shadows is fully illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan. I first discovered their work in the Dark Horse Conan comics, they’re strip, The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob appears in every issue of the Robert E. Howard comics, usually at the bottom of the letters column.

Jim and Ruth were kind enough to allow me to use their unpublished painting of Niord and the Worm on the episode title card. As usual, I think the two completely nailed it. You can see more of their work on their Two-Gun Blog.

The Valley of the Worm is one of Howard’s James Allison reincarnation tales. I previously discussed “Marchers of Valhalla”, another James Allison story in a previous Pulp Crazy episode. The Valley of the Worm has a dying and depressed James Allison recalling his past life as a warrior. In this tale, he is Niorm, later referred to as Niorm Worm-bane, an Aesir warrior. It seems like The Valley of the Worm may take place during the Hyborian Age or possible following it.

The tale begins with Niord and his tribe traveling south into Africa. In Africa they come across a clan of Picts who have migrated there as well. The two groups do battle, with the Aesir being victorious. In a rare moment of mercy, Niord spares a Pict named Grom. Grom recuperates with the Aesir, but eventually leaves to return to his tribe.

 

Links:

Purchase The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Crimson Shadows: http://tinyurl.com/pbo6una

 

Read “The Valley of the Worm” at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0601791.txt

 

Jim & Ruth Keegan’s Two-Gun Blog: http://twogunblog.blogspot.com/

 

Read the Valley of the Worm comic book adaptation: http://swords-and-veeblefetzers.blogspot.com/2011/06/supernatural-thrillers-3-robert-e.html

 

Bloodstar at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodstar

 

The Valley of the Worm thread on the REH Forums: http://www.conan.com/invboard/index.php?showtopic=5283

 

Pulp Crazy – The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/099.mp3

In this weeks episode I will be discussing The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard. The Pit of the Serpent was first published in the July 1929 issue of Fight Stories, and is now in the public domain. It is the first published tale featuring Sailor Steve Costigan, one of Howard’s most popular characters. The story takes place in the Philippines, Manila to be precise. I would also say it takes place around the year it was first published, 1929.

 

Links:
The Pit of the Serpent at Project Gutenberg Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0607341h.html

 

The Pit of the Serpent at Wikisource: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pit_of_the_Serpent

 

The Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

 

Official Robert E. Howard Forums:  http://www.conan.com/invboard/

Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

 

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

Pulp Crazy would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Robert E. Howard. In honor of Howard’s Birthday today I will be reading a short fable he wrote. Fables For Little Folk, a boxing fable about legendary heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey.

Links:

Fables For Little Folk: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Fables_For_Little_Folk

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

Jack Dempsey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Dempsey

Robert E. Howard Foundation: http://www.rehfoundation.org/

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