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Have a pulpy Halloween

Posted by at 1:41 pm Monday, October 31, 2016 in Pulp Resources, Pulps, Quick Links
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Pulp Pumpkin: The SpiderHalloween is here. If you’re still looking for a last-minute jack-o-lantern idea, how about crafting a pulp-o-lantern?

I dusted off a post from three year’s back with a link on ThePulp.Net’s Facebook page a week ago, but never got around to linking to it again here at Yellowed Perils. Back in 2013, I resurrected several stencils for pulp pumpkin carvings that I had originally published in 2006.

If you’re carving one of these pulp-o-lanterns — or a pulp-related design of your own — please send along a photograph (or post on in the comments below the pumpkin link on TPN’s Facebook page). I would be thrilled to share them with fellow pulp fans.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Posted by at 5:39 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 in Announcements, Bits of Pulp, News, Quick Links
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Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Winners of the 2014 New Pulp Awards are being posted on the awards’ Facebook page as votes are tallied. (You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view the page or the announcements.)

The New Pulp Awards are the successor of the annual Pulp Ark Awards, which began in 2011. Pro Se Productions, one of the publishers of New Pulp fiction, has been sponsoring the awards since their debut.

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

Update: You can see the entire list of winners in the 12 categories at the New Pulp Awards blog.

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The CW plans ‘The Avenger’ series

Posted by at 4:26 pm Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Announcements, Movies/TV/Radio, News, Pulps, Quick Links
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The AvengerTV network The CW has announced plans for a series based (loosely, I might add) on the Street and Smith pulp The Avenger.

According to a story at Deadline: Hollywood, the proposed series centers on Alice Benson, who thanks to “genetic bio-hacking” allows her to alter her appearance.

I’ve always thought that The Avenger would be one of the best candidates for updating as a TV series. I don’t have a problem changing Richard Benson to Alice Benson. But, as it always seems, who needs to use the original story when you can just turn it into whatever you want (a “biopunk version,” in this instance).

Hat-tip to Fred Kuentz.

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Now boarding: railroad pulps

Posted by at 10:49 am Friday, October 11, 2013 in Pulps, Quick Links
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Railroad pulps, while extremely popular at one time, don’t really get much attention from pulp fans theses days. Tim DeForest takes a look at short look at one of the most popular railroad novels, “Whispering Smith,” over at this blog, Comics, Old Time Radio and Other Cool Stuff.

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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
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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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Shane Black on ‘Doc Savage’

Posted by at 11:30 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Movies/TV/Radio, News, Pulps, Quick Links
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Earlier today, the website IGN posted this short clip of writer/director Shane Black talking about his “Doc Savage” movie project.

Hmm. Chris Hemsworth as Doc? I could see that.

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