Category Archives: Pulp Consumption

Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (2017)

Last week Matt tackled the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz The Mummy. That movie was created as a deliberate homage to B movies, down to some of the cheesy dialogue and throwaway one-liners. And that’s why I love it. It’s one of … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (1999)

One of the things we talk about quite a bit at Broadswords and Blasters is the concept of the mash-up. Taking two disparate genres and mixing them together until you get something that isn’t one hundred percent one or the … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: SOLO: A Star Wars Story

Pulp Consumption: Solo: A Star Wars Story. No, I’m not trying to claim that STAR WARS is pulp with this article, as its general themes of a grand evil to be overcome, a plucky band of adventures, and a complete … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum

The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum By Cynthia Ward   The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum is the sequel to Cynthia Ward’s The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, which we previously reviewed here. Overall, everything is bigger and broader in … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Shadow of the Torturer

First, Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun series of books may not be seen as pulp by many modern readers in the new pulp scene, but Dying Earth stories certainly trace their history directly through the pulp greats. … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Ballad of Black Tom

Victor LaValle’s novella The Ballad of Black Tom reimagines H.P. Lovecraft’s original story “The Horror at Red Hook,” notorious for being one of the most blatantly racist stories by the older author. “Red Hook” was originally published by Weird Tales … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Black Company

I first read Glen Cook’s The Black Company and its sequels about 15 years ago, but the first book was recently on sale as a Kindle book, so I picked it up to read again as my paperbacks are stored … Continue reading

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