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"But you 'get' a pulp story," an interview with Hugh B. Cave.

Because the word “pulp” references the material on which those stories were published (compared to the “slicks,” for example) and not any specific genre or style (beyond the fact that all the stories attempted to be exciting -not a minor trait-) it is sometimes difficult to write about them without misrepresenting the whole phenomenon of the pulps, which was huge and encompassed at least three generations of authors. 1,326 more words


Robert Sidney Bowen - Black Lightning (1934)

Date Finished: December 31, 2016
TBR #87

And one last book for 2016. This first adventure of Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds, published as High Adventure #44, pits him against the invasion force headed by the Black Hawk. 60 more words


Monsters Vs. Mobs

In my experience, mobs have always presented the bigger threat to PCs than big-bad monsters. There are a number of reasons for this, some mechanical, some psychological. 639 more words

Fall and Winter Review Round-Up

Been a long time since I shared a list of the stories I’ve been covering at Castalia House.

http://www.castaliahouse.com/46255-2/ (Queen of the Martian Catacombs, by Leigh Brackett) 68 more words

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Bigger Potential Makes for a Bigger Letdown

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came so close to being a good movie that it hurt. It had so many things going for it, and all they needed to do was just fall into place to tell a story far better than any of the Harry Potters. 1,108 more words


Asemic Westerns

Wilderness Voyageurs in the woods know Asemic Westerns.

Range stop, The Sage Westward, the desert wind writes the Westerns in the darkness, while the Campfire Riders from Stalk Lake were whipped Frozen. 303 more words


Winter Issue of Cirsova is Out Now!

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The Winter Issue of Cirsova is available now!