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Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Announcements, News, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
John Olsen

John Olsen

John Olsen, longtime operator of “The Shadow in Review” website, has joined ThePulp.Net as a blogger. Beginning Friday, Oct. 30, John will be writing “about all things pulpish.”

He has called his blog, That’s Pulp!, and kicks it off with a look back at the 1938 movie serial The Spider’s Web.

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News from Doc Con 2015

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Announcements, Doc Con, Events, News, Pulp Resources
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Looking at the Arizona Doc Con page on Facebook has only made me more disappointed that I wasn’t able to attend this year’s con.

Fans of Bronze gathered in Glendale, Ariz., on the west side of Phoenix, over last weekend to celebrate Doc Savage and the 40th anniversary of George Pal‘s movie, “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.” And what better way to celebrate that than with the star of the movie, actor Ron Ely.

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New covers for ThePulp.Net blogs

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, September 11, 2015 in Announcements, News, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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New covers for ThePulp.Net blogs

You probably noticed that the Yellowed Perils and The Pulp Super-Fan blogs have a new look.

Gone are the old stylized logos at the top of the pages, replaced by the same logo of ThePulp.Net and menu that you’ll find in the main part of ThePulp.Net. Beneath that is a new Yellowed Perils logo band (or The Pulp Super-Fan, if you’re reading Michael‘s blog).

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Bits of pulp: Lovecraft; Burroughs; a passing

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2015 in Announcements, Bits of Pulp, News, Obituaries, People, Pulpsters
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Bits of pulp: Lovecraft; Burroughs; a passing
H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft

Aug. 20 was the 125th anniversary of the birth of horror’s H.P. Lovecraft.

There wasn’t much noted about HPL here at Yellowed Perils, but the anniversary was certainly important at PulpFest 2015. You can hear more about HPL and the influence of his fiction if you listen to the panel discussions from the con.

If you’d rather listen to his fiction, then head over to the Open Culture website.

To celebrate the anniversary of his birthday, Open Culture posted links to dramatizations of “At the Mountains of Madness,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Call of Cthulhu,” “Beyond the Walls of Sleep,” and other stories.

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The future of ThePulp.Net?

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in Announcements, News, ThePulp.Net, Websites
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ThePulp.Net websiteAround six months from now — on March 26, 2016 — ThePulp.Net will celebrate 20 years.

I’ve been pondering what to do with the website the past couple of years. That anniversary might be a good time to make some changes.

So, I thought I would turn to you, good readers, for ideas and suggestions.

ThePulp.Net isn’t the oldest website devoted to the pulp magazines, but it’s pretty close. Ever since it started (originally called .Pulp, on AOL’s web hosting service), the site’s focus has been mainly its pages linking to pulp websites and to sources for pulps and pulp-related items.

It has grown from an initial four pages to several hundred pages, and more than 1,000 unique, curated links.

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A ‘Foundation’ for TV?

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Announcements, Books, Movies/TV/Radio, News, Pulps
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A ‘Foundation’ for TV?

"Astounding Science-Fiction" June 1942Isaac Asimov‘s seminal science-fiction series Foundation began in the May 1942 number of Astounding Science-Fiction in the novella titled “Foundation.” The next month “Bridle and Saddle” appeared.

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.

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