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The Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore: The Lineage of Red Sonja

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/091.mp3

In this weeks episode I will be covering the Sword Women of Robert E. Howard & C.L. Moore, and their connection to the comic book character of Red Sonja. I think this is one of the best examples of how classic pulp characters are still influencing fiction today.

I’ve wanted to do this episode for a few years now, it was just a matter of reading all of the pulp tales with these ladies in them. I will discuss each of the 4 red haired Sword Women, in the order of their creation.

Sources/Links:

Sword Women Timeline: http://PULPCRAZY.COM/?page_id=692

Purchase Sword Women & Other Historical Adventures by Robert E. Howard: http://tinyurl.com/mbmrzoa

Purchase Black God’s Kiss from C.L. Moore: http://tinyurl.com/obret9k

Read The Shadow of the Vulture by Robert E. Howard: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0608101.txt

Read Hellsgarde by C.L. Moore: http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/WT_1939_04.pdf

Dark Agnes: http://www.blackgate.com/2009/12/29/howard%E2%80%99s-forgotten-redhead-dark-agnes/

Jirel of Joiry: http://www.blackgate.com/jirel-of-joiry-the-mother-of-us-all/

Red Sonja/Sonya Agreement:
http://www.rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=1942
http://www.conan.com/f_redsonya.shtml

 

Red Sonja Prose Novels at BlackGate: http://www.blackgate.com/2013/04/09/red-sonja-the-novels/

Wikis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sonja

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Agnes_de_Chastillon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jirel_of_Joiry

Companies:

Dark Horse: http://www.darkhorse.com/

Dynamite: http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/

Conan: http://www.conan.com/invboard/