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Pulp Consumption: Playback

Raymond Chandler is one of the foundational authors of noir. His Philip Marlowe is the quintessential hardboiled private investigator, a character Chandler rode until Marlowe seemed to become a pastiche of himself. This is not to say the acclaim Chandler … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess

Title: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess Author: Cynthia Ward Publisher: Aqueduct Press What do you get when you take a mixture of sources from the turn of the 20th century and sling them into a blender? Well, you might … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness

I originally became aware of the most recent SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS anthology from browsing Black Gate[1]. Unlike the same-named anthologies put out in the late seventies edited by Andrew Offutt, this anthology isn’t concerned exclusively with what’s current in sword … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Jirel of Joiry

C.L. Moore, stands out as one of the godparents of sword and sorcery and science-fiction, and nowhere is this more apparent than in her creation, Jirel of Joiry. Jirel stands out for several reasons as a character of the Golden … Continue reading

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