Update: The listing was ended on Feb. 12 with a $5,500 price. The ring has been re-listed for a $4,400 buy-it-now price, or $4,000 opening bid, ending Feb. 19.Read More
Burns does an excellent job recreating Lovecraft’s writing style. All the flavor descriptions are hilarious, but this one gave me a particularly good chuckle: Read moreRead More
Hake’s rates it at 99.8-percent mint. The only caveat is: It’s a Canadian variant, which includes a “Made U.S.A.” imprint.
Oh, yeah, there is a 15-percent buyer’s premium on top of the price. (Note: The buyer’s premium is figured into the $2,300 price.)
You may have heard or seen the news last week that Besse Cooper died at the age of 116 on Dec. 4 in Monroe, Ga. As far as I know, she had no direct connection with the pulps.
She was the world’s verifiably oldest person at the time of her death. She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on Aug. 26, 1896.
That last part — 1896 — jumped out at me when I was reading about her. That’s the same year that Frank Munsey introduced the revamped Argosy magazine in an all-fiction format that became known as a pulp magazine.Read More
Springfield Punx is one of the blogs that I follow regularly. Dean T. Fraser does a great job creating The Simpsons-like illustrations for a variety of characters.
Today he’s drawn the Night Master himself, The Shadow.
Wonder how his appearance would be handled on the show?Read More
There’s an interesting chart over at io9 that “Reveals How Science Fiction Futures Changed Over Time.” The accompanying article, by Annalee Newitz, discusses the methodology for creating the chart, by Stephanie Fox.
They divided the future into three ranges — Near Future (up to 50 years from the “present”); Middle Future (51-500 years out); and Far Future (501+ years) — then looked at literature published each decade from the 1880s through 2000s.