Pulp gifts for the pulp fan

Posted by at 9:45 am Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Pulp Gifts

I’m changing things up a bit this month on Yellowed Perils. In place of my usual posts, I’ll be running a new series, called “Pulp gifts,” to help you during this gift-giving season.

Unless there’s important pulp news that preempts them, watch for new pulp gift ideas each Tuesday and Thursday in December.

The first one’s coming up shortly. Stay tuned!

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Bits of pulp: The color of pulps & more

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Events, News, Pulp Art, Pulp History, Pulps

I’ve mentioned before that — while there are a number of black-and-white photos of pulps on newsstands — I would love to see a vintage color photo of a newsstand covered in pulps.

A week ago today, artist Avi Katz sent me the best example of what it must have been like to stand in front of such a newsstand.

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Bits of pulp: Doc, Doc, goose

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Doc Con, Events, News, Pulp Collectibles, Pulps

Lester Dent

Lester Dent

With Doc Con starting tomorrow, let’s just make this a Doc Savage week at Yellowed Perils.

REMEMBERING LESTER DENT: Terence Towles Canote over at A Shroud of Thoughts blog has a nice tribute to “The 110th Anniversary of Lester Dent‘s Birth.”

While Dent is popularly remembered as the chief writer for Doc Savage Magazine, he also had other series characters and stories in the pulps. Canote covers that history in his tribute.

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Bits of pulp: podcasts, pulps, Paul

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, News, People, Pulp Art, Pulp History, Pulp Preservation, PulpFest, Pulps, Pulpsters, Websites

THE BOOK CAVE SHUTS ITS COVERS: The final episode of “The Book Cave” hit the interwaves last Thursday.

Ric Croxton and Art Sippo wrapped up their podcast “about books, comics, pulps, movie serials, old time radio and TV series” with its 300th episode. Guests included Bruce Rosenberger of the KomicsKast podcast, and Tom and Ginger Johnson of Echoes fame.

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Bits of pulp: sex, cthulhu, and a death

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Books, Movies/TV/Radio, News, Obituaries, People, Pulps

Sex and the Cthulhu MythosAfter a post-PulpFest recovery, I’m trying to get back in the routine of posting here at Yellowed Perils. So please keep an eye on the blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Michael is posting Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays over at The Pulp Super-Fan blog.)

So, on with the pulpy bits…

SEX AND THE SINGLE CTHULHU: Bobby Derie has a new book out for H.P. Lovecraft enthusiasts. It’s “Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos” (Hippocampus Press), which looks at “the role of love, sex, and gender in Lovecraftian literature.”

If you want to learn more, Derie was written an overview of the theme for Weird Fiction Review, which is related to S.T. Joshi‘s journal, The Weird Fiction Review.

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Bits of pulp: Ahnold is back as Conan

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Movies/TV/Radio, News, Pulps

Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Conan

Schwarzenegger as King Conan

In addition to the pulps, I’m a big fan of movies. So when there’s talk of a new pulp-related movie, it catches my attention.

A promotional poster for “King Conan: The Legend of Conan” has appeared at the Cannes Film Festival, according to TheArnoldFans.com‘s Facebook page.

Talk of the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle has been circulating for the past couple of years, now that Ahnold’s terms as California governor are over.

The poster notes a revised release date of December 2015 (originally “Legend” was planned for this year).

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