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.
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
Jirel of Joiry: http://www.blackgate.com/jirel-of-joiry-the-mother-of-us-all/
Red Sonja Prose Novels at BlackGate: http://www.blackgate.com/2013/04/09/red-sonja-the-novels/
Dark Horse: http://www.darkhorse.com/