Bits of pulp is an irregular feature of Yellowed Perils, and gives me a chance to touch upon a collection of items that popped up on my pulp radar recently.
STAR WARS BUILT ON ANOTHER FOUNDATION? Here’s an interesting concept: The Jedi Order is the Star Wars equivalent to the Second Foundation in Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series.Read More
10 TARZAN FACTS THAT DON’T MENTION PULP: Matthew Baugh over at ListVerse has “10 Facts About Tarzan That Will Surprise You.”
Well, it’s actually only nine facts. No. 10 — “The Origin of Tarzan‘s Name” — is incorrect, as pointed out (and agreed with by Baugh) in the comments. It’s just not corrected in the post. (I guess that would make it only nine facts.)
What surprised me most was no mention of the Tarzan stories ever appearing in the pulp magazines.
With The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgard as the Ape Man and Margot Robbie as Jane, coming out July 1, we’ll probably be hearing a lot more about Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ creation. Hopefully folks will remember that Tarzan first appeared in the pages of the pulps.Read More
GONE MISSING: Well, it looks as though John Olsen‘s “The Shadow in Review” website wasn’t the only victim of Comcast’s elimination of its personal web pages.
If you looked through ThePulp.Net recently, you might have noticed quite a few links with strikethroughs, which indicated they are broken. Many were Comcast sites, such as Scott Cranford‘s Doc Savage FAQ, and a number of pulp pages run by Clark Holloway.Read More
Though it has been over 20 years since Sampson died, several of his Popular Press* books are still available at cover price.Read More
Between 1942 and 1950, Asimov wrote eight “Foundation” stories for Astounding. Those first two stories, along with two subsequent ones and a new introductory part, became the first book of the initial trilogy, “Foundation.” The other four stories became “Foundation and Empire” and “Second Foundation.”
Asimov wrote four more books in the series, but those did not originally appear in the pulps.Read More
I was mostly familiar with the Major‘s background as one of the founders of DC Comics. But before that, he was a pulp fictioneer.
Nicky was promoting a book of her grandfather’s adventure stories, “The Texas-Siberian Trail.” The book was edited by John Locke and published by his Off-Trail Publications.
Being known as the Major obvious indicates that he had a military background. Nicky provides a very informative preface. She discusses the Major’s service in the U.S. Army Cavalry along the Texas-Mexico border and in the Philippines, and in Military Intelligence in Asia and Russia, then on the Western Front of World War I.Read More