Category Archives: Pulp Consumption

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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Pulp Consumption: Strange Economics

About a year ago, before we published David F. Shultz’s story “Jerold’s Stand” in Issue 5, Shultz ran a Kickstarter for a collection of science fiction and fantasy called Strange Economics. The concept of the collection was to marry the … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Dark Crystal

A race of godlike beings is shattered into two separate, disparate species when a crystal is broken. As each of the creatures ages and dies, its counterpart in the other species also ages and dies, leaving a power vacuum. The … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China

What happens when a loud-mouthed trucker decides to help his friend rescue his friend’s fiancée, recently arrived from China? Well, you get Big Trouble in Little China, the 1986 John Carpenter film that follows Jack Burton as a definite fish-out-of-water … Continue reading

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