The first wave of the walking dead
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by William
2M ago
TV’s The Walking Dead (2010-2022)Long before the current zombie boom, reanimated horrors lurked in the pulps By Jeffrey Shanks Zombies are everywhere these days, shambling, crawling, and swarming after their human prey. Animated corpses have become a ubiquitous part of the popular culture landscape. Wildly successful multimedia properties like The Walking Dead and World War Z demonstrate the continuing popularity of the zombie trope through films, television shows, books, graphic novels, and video games. Zombies regularly cross into other genres, creating new hybrids like zombie westerns and z ..read more
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Old Man, look at my life
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by William
3M ago
A self-imposed Q&A about William Preston’s ‘pulp’ hero By William Preston In 2010, my novelette “Helping Them Take the Old Man Down” appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. Inspired by Argentinian novelist Pablo De Santis’s novel The Paris Enigma and set in a world in which internationally renowned fictional detectives are based on actual people, the novelette was an homage to Doc Savage that placed such a pulp character in the modern world. In 2011, I followed that story with another novelette in Asimov’s, “Clockworks,” which took place in 1962; then came 2012’s novella “Unearthed ..read more
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Illustrating Conan for the commercial market
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by William
7M ago
Artists Don Simpson, Mark Schultz, and Mark Wheatley discuss illustrating Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian for books and magazines. The presentation was part of the celebration of 90 years of the great pulp heroes. This event was recorded on Aug. 4 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230804_09_PulpFest_2023_Illustrating_Conan_for_the_Commercial_Market.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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PulpFest 2023
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by William
7M ago
PulpFest 2023 took place Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 3-6, in Mars, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. Below are links to the Pulp Event Podcast audio recordings of 15 sessions — more than 11.5 hours of pulp programming — from PulpFest 2023. Pulp presentations 100 years of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Christopher Paul Carey and Cathy Mann Wilbanks, both of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary as part of ERBFest. They talk with authors Chris Adams, Win Scott Eckert, and Will Murray about expanding the Burroughs Universe. Sword and sorcery in “The Unique Magazine” Rob ..read more
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The Spider, master of men!
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by William
7M ago
Chris Kalb, co-publisher at Age of Aces books and an expert on The Spider, moderates a discussion about the pulp character with authors Gary Phillips and Will Murray. The panel was part of the celebration of 90 years of the great pulp heroes. This event was recorded on Aug. 3 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230803_03_PulpFest_2023_The_Spider_Master_of_Men.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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‘Sport Story Magazine’ and its pulp competitors
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by William
7M ago
Journalist and pulp historian Michelle Nolan and pulp collector Alex Daoundakis discuss the first all-sports pulp magazine, Sport Story, and its pulp competitors. The presentation was part of the celebration of a centennial of the sports pulps. This event was recorded on Aug. 5 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230805_15_PulpFest_2023_Sport_Story_Magazine_and_Its_Pulp_Competitors.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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Doc Savage and his offspring
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by William
7M ago
Jennifer DiGiacomo moderates a panel discussion about Doc Savage and several imitators who would follow him to newsstands. Joining her are authors Win Scott Eckert, Craig McDonald, Will Murray, and Gary Phillips. The panel was part of the celebration of 90 years of the great pulp heroes. This event was recorded on Aug. 5 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230805_14_PulpFest_2023_Doc_Savage_and_His_Offspring.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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100 years of ‘The Moon Maid’
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by William
7M ago
Christopher Paul Carey, Henry G. Franke III, and Garyn Roberts discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Moon trilogy on its 100th anniversary. Carey is author of several authorized Burroughs continuation novels; Franke is the editor of The Burroughs Bulletin, the journal of the Burroughs Bibliophiles; and Roberts has written extensively about the pulps and has edited several collections of pulp stories. The panel was part of ERBfest. This event was recorded on Aug. 5 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230805_13_PulpFest_2023_100_Years_of_The_Moon_Maid.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp ..read more
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The sports stories of Rod Serling
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by William
7M ago
Nicholas Parisi, the author of Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination and president of the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation, discusses the sport stories of Rod Serling. The presentation was part of the celebration of a centennial of the sports pulps. This event was recorded on Aug. 4 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230804_12_PulpFest_2023_The_Sports_Stories_of_Rod_Serling.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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Weird editors
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by William
7M ago
Tony Davis, former editor of The Pulpster, moderates a discussion with Author and editor Darrell Schweitzer, and John Betancourt, author and publisher at Wildside Press. The two, along with George H. Scithers, revived Weird Tales in 1988. 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the fantasy and horror-fiction magazine. This event was recorded on Aug. 4 at PulpFest 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. https://thepulp.net/media/230804_11_PulpFest_2023_Weird_Editors.mp3 Subscribe to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Event Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Castbox.fm ..read more
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