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Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Bits of Pulp, Books, Movies/TV/Radio, New Pulp, News, PulpFest
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Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more

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.

Jedis Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) stand ready for battle in "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

Jedis Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) stand ready for battle in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

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.

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PulpFest 2016, days 3-4

Posted by at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Events, New Pulp, People, PulpFest
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

PulpFest 2016, days 3-4

I got home last evening from my 1,750-mile round trip to PulpFest 2016. It’s a long drive, but well worth it.

I apologize again for not getting a report on day 3 of the convention posted Sunday. I didn’t get up early enough, then had too much to do before hitting the road for a seven-hour drive, which was the first half of my trip home.

Now that all that’s taken care of, let’s jump back to Saturday.

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Farewell 2015; welcome 2016

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, December 31, 2015 in New Pulp, News, People, PulpFest, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
"Detective Story Magazine" (Jan. 3, 1931)

A New Year’s cover on “Detective Story Magazine” (Jan. 3, 1931)

Here on the last day of 2015, I thought I would take a moment and look back at the year in blogging here at ThePulp.Net, and a brief look foward at what’s to come in 2016.

But before all of that, I want to note the passing of a number of pulpsters in 2015, including collectors Richard Clear, Ned Brooks, and Victor Berch, fictioneer Charles Boeckman Jr., and artists Murphy Anderson and Jon Arfstrom. Obituaries for each appear elsewhere on Yellowed Perils.

We welcomed John Olsen to our blogging rolls in late October. John’s long-running website, “The Shadow in Review,” disappeared when Comcast ended its web-hosting service. I hated the idea of John not being involved in the online pulp community, and invited him to consider writing a blog for ThePulp.Net. Happily he agreed, and That’s Pulp! debuted Oct. 30.

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‘The Pulpster’ and PulpFest 2014

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Events, New Pulp, Publications, Pulp Art, PulpFest, Pulps
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The Pulpster logoThis year’s issue of The Pulpster just went off to the printers.

It’s jam-packed with great articles by Mike Chomko, Don Hutchison, Don Herron, Jeff Shanks, Garyn Roberts, Chris Vallini Lawson, Dwayne Olson, John Gunnison and Tony Davis. Most spin off of PulpFest 2014‘s two themes: the 75th anniversary of the science-fiction pulp boom of 1939, and the 80th anniversary of the 1934 debut of the shudder pulps.

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Roundup: podcasts and predictions

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, September 20, 2013 in Movies/TV/Radio, New Pulp, Pulps, Quick Links
Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Today’s post takes a different approach from most at Yellowed Perils. It’s more of a roundup of items I want to call your attention to.

The Shadow Fan

Barry Reese, librarian and New Pulp author, added podcaster to his resume a while back. If you haven’t tuned into his pulp podcast, “The Shadow Fan,” you’ve been missing out.

I’ve enjoyed Barry’s enthusiasm for one of my favorite pulp heroes. It’s clearly one of his favorites, too. (Now if Barry would only start using a shock-mounted microphone.)

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Which group are you?

Posted by at 9:44 am Monday, July 15, 2013 in New Pulp, Quick Links
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I fall into the “You’ve chosen your fandom and you’re just plain going to miss out on new stories that you’d probably enjoy” group. Which group are you?

Riffing on the classics (BarryReese.net)

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