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What "Pulp" have you read lately ?


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#161 Spence

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:00 PM

 I haven't read it yet, but I received as a christmas present a copy of   "The WPA Guide To New York City", a 1992 reprint of a 1939 volume , over 600 pages of detail about the city. Oh yes, and happy St Barbara's day everybody !

 

Great books.  Over the years I I have managed to get New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.   NY and LA are newer reprints but my SF copy is an original complete with penciled in notes from some one visiting the city in the way back.  Fairly hard to read due to being old pencil and cursive. 


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#162 Kharis2000

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:22 AM

Working my way through 'When the Death Bat Flies' by Norvell Page. Best known for authoring the Spider pulp stories, Page turned out a lot of mystery stories as well. This is a collection of Page's detective stories from DETECTIVE TALES, THE SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

Working my way through 'When the Death Bat Flies' by Norvell Page. Best known for authoring the Spider pulp stories, Page turned out a lot of mystery stories as well. This is a collection of Page's detective stories from DETECTIVE TALES, THE SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES.

Page, like a lot of his contemporaries, (e g Howard, Brackett) worked in a lot of genres, including fantasy in Page's case.



#164 Lucius

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:38 PM

I haven't been reading pulp, but I have been looking at pulp covers....

 

https://pulpcovers.c...crifice/page/6/

 

 

And just had to share this gem of description:

"Yes, the evil cult leader is spray painting the chained girl gold. No, I don't know why."

 

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The palindromedary might hazard a guess



#165 ArmlessTigerMan

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:45 AM

Not 'reading' per say, but I've been working my way through Clark Ashton Smith's oeuvre in audio form on youtube.  Some of the narrators are better than others, but you can't beat the price.  Some examples:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=RdGscVDaxZk

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=obbgTkWgGbM

 

To get the most out of his stuff, you'd probably want to google the contents of his different story collections (Zothique, Hyperborea, ...) and organize your listening that way.

 

Also lots of REH on youtube as well, but haven't gotten around to those just yet.


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#166 st barbara

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

I haven't been reading pulp, but I have been looking at pulp covers....

 

https://pulpcovers.c...crifice/page/6/

 

 

And just had to share this gem of description:

"Yes, the evil cult leader is spray painting the chained girl gold. No, I don't know why."

 

Lucius Alexander

 

The palindromedary might hazard a guess

Maybe he is an ancestor of Auric Goldfinger ?