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One of the greatest science fiction magazines is now available for free online - The Verge

I love that all these great magazines are finding new homes online (that said, I do own several of the original copies, including the three part series of Bester’s  61 more words


Why they talk so tough

This never would have stood out to me if it weren’t for the Pulp Revolution but Raymond Chandler seems to like to drop little mentions of pulps in his books.   59 more words


A Brief History of the Golden Age Shadow Comics

A Brief history of the Golden Age Shadow Comics

The Shadow first appeared on the radio as the host of The Detective Story Hour on July 30, 1930 on the CBS radio network. 954 more words

The Double Shadow by Clark Ashton Smith

Today we discuss another Clark Ashton Smith story. Let’s dive right in without any delay.

There is much to like about “The Double Shadow”, but the one thing that struck me more than anything is the incredible sense of place it manages to convey in a mere 14 pages. 602 more words


Sturgeon's Law and the Pulps?

I see this over and over and over again. That the pulps only have a bad name because only 90% of them are bad, because Sturgeon’s Law says 90% of everything is bad, so don’t hold that against the pulps! 778 more words

Giant Robots are GO!

As of one o’clock this morning I finished the draft of Giant Robots of Tunguska, bringing it home at 53,839 words. I created the Scrivener document on the evening of February 20th, and finished it in the early morning of May 25th– so it took me three months and five days to write making it my fastest ever novel. 26 more words


Something Solid

From The High Window by Raymond Chandler.  Marlowe is in a drugstore.

I got down off the stool and walked to the door in a silence that was as loud as a ton of coal going down a chute.  

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