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Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror pulps, both the magazines and the stories in them.

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Joyland by Stephen King – review

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In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...

A Pair of Witchy Weird Tales

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Witchery: A Duo of Weird Tales Keith Chapman Black Horse Books Kindle ebook $0.99 I've been on something of a pulp bent lately, especially Weird Tales type pulp....

If You’re Fond of Sea Fights and Demon Lairs: A Review...

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Like many older science fiction and fantasy readers, I was introduced to my favorite genres by pulp fiction. I missed the pulp magazine era,...

Demons of the Night: Early Stories by Seabury Quinn

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Demons of the Night Seabury Quinn Gene Christie, ed. Black Dog Books Tpb $19.95 182 p. Ebook During the heyday of Weird Tales in the 1920s and 1930s, there were...

Mechanical Men and Women

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It's one of Science Fiction's classic tropes and has been responsible for some of the most beloved characters in the genre -- robots. Robots are...

Conventional Wisdom

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Any hobby worth its weight in storage space should have a convention. For example, comic book fans have gathered famously during the years in ever-larger...

Monsters, super-heroes and conspiracy theories

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Throughout his career as a comic book scripter, Doug Moench has moved effortlessly between genres and fictional universes.

Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama

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James Bama single-handedly introduced the entire world to Doc Savage (he and his editors at Bantam Books and art director Len Leone). Doc Savage,...

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

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How important is Fraud in the SF/F art market? I could write lengthy blogs on how forgers break down and then reconstitute the same clay...

Everything I Know, I Learned from Edgar Allan Poe

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Everything I know about writing science fiction, reading it, and understanding it, I learned from Edgar Allan Poe, specifically his one story, “The Fall...

Four Color Heroes! or: Superman at 75!

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So Superman is 75 years old. That's astounding. What's even more astounding is how good he looks, given that he is now a senior citizen....

NORVELL W. PAGE: WAN TENGRI – PRESTER JOHN

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While Fritz Leiber was creating a boisterous style of Sword & Sorcery based upon E. R. Eddison and James Branch Cabell, Norvell W. Page...

Racing to Adventure

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Race to Adventure! Evil Hat Productions Modular Board Game, $30 This week’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of reviewing a book, I’m going...

Discovering Planet Stories

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As a fan of the classic Science Fiction and Fantasy pulp magazines (exemplified by my thrill to be involved here at Amazing Stories), I...

Visions of Barsoom

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Long before last year's movie, John Carter and friends were appearing in the comics....

Book Review: Skull Island, by Will Murray

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This is going to be a first for me- I’m going to review a book BEFORE I finish it. Hold on! You might be thinking....

The Destroyer is Back!

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Amazing Stories isn’t the only thing making a triumphant return in 2013. Sinanju is recently returned to the literary scene, with TWO series of...

Pixels and Panels

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A look a two comics you won't have to bag or board

In Brackett’s Footsteps Under the Ember Star

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Under the Ember Star Charles Allen Gramlich Wildside Press tpb $15.99 electronic $2.99 Kindle epub Unless Stephen Haffner has an unpublished manuscript tucked away somewhere, there will be no...

John Carter Through the Years

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In light of John Whalen's review of Michael Seller's John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, I thought it might be instructive to take...

Now with more Pulp!

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Pulp… no, wait… it should be written like this: PULP! What I am referring to is not what you find in your orange juice. It...

The Art of the Shaver Mystery

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The Shaver Mystery is part of the history of Amazing Stories Magazine, but it is certainly not considered one of the magazine's shining moments....

Dark History: Bran Mak Morn

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Robert E. Howard, more than anything, wanted to sell to Adventure Magazine. This publication of the Buttrick Co. was considered by many the best...

PULPED! A Blog About Pulp And All The Places...

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Although I’m sure that there’s certain decorum for writing blog posts that prohibit fanboy type moments, I am choosing at this point-if such rules...

No. 2 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter of Mars

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Any SF library without Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter of Mars is hardly complete. Burroughs’ John Carter series captured the imagination of many...