Category Archives: Pulp Appeal

Pulp Appeal: Ursula K. Le Guin

This article has been harder to write than I anticipated. That’s not just because Ursula K. Le Guin was an important writer, but because I realize that I have been remiss in my reading of her work. First, she’s not … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Tales from the Crypt

A couple years ago there was a rumor (which turned out to be correct) M. Night Shyamalan was resurrecting one of my favorite television series of all time: Tales from the Crypt. I was simultaneously ecstatic and revolted, as anyone … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Zork, Metal Gear, Fallout, Bioshock

Matt talked about The Witcher last week, which got me thinking about other video game series that fit the pulp aesthetic. Rather than do a deep dive on one series, and because I am far more familiar with older video … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A few weeks back Matt discussed one version of a character known in the west as “The Man with No Name.” Akira Kurosawa wrote and directed Yojimbo, starring B&B favorite Toshiro Mifune, about a nameless ronin who moves from town … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Philip José Farmer

10/22/17 – Updated to include corrected links. See Note [2] As with Matt’s article about the Chronicles of Amber last week, no one could rightfully call Philip José Farmer a pulp writer. He definitely belongs in the movement known as … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Chronicles of Amber

Let’s get something out of the way, The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazy isn’t pulp per se. For starters, the first novel in the series, “NINE PRINCES IN AMBER” wasn’t published until 1970, putting it more in line with … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Rafael Sabatini

Swashbuckling adventures have been popular with the general public for hundreds of years. Tales of heroic sword fighters in pitched battle against unbeatable odds go back quite literally to some of the earliest works of written literature, surviving in the tales … Continue reading

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