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SF: Who Fears the Devil? by Manly Wade Wellman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I went to a panel at the WorldCon in San Antonio a few years back on Texas Pulp SF.  Apart from the 800-lb. gorilla in the room, Texans were grossly underrepresented in the pulps.  The…

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SF: Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Richard Kadrey meets Daniel Woodrell. For 1,000 years Santa has kept his dark counterpoint Krampus magically imprisoned, and for 1,000 years Krampus has plotted his revenge.  This Christmas Yule he will get it. Krampus is…

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Movies: Braveheart and Outlaw King

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I should really cover more history here.  The history of the Scots-English border region is the history of hillbillies. Netflix’s recently released Outlaw/King starring Chris Pine spurred me to finally pick up my old review…

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SF: Some Dark Holler by Luke Bauserman

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
For Halloween I’m returning to the motif of selling your soul. Bauserman pitched an advanced copy of Some Dark Holler to me because I reviewed a collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s Silver John stories.  I…

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SF: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Originally I was just going to run my review of Grady Hendrix’s We Sold Our Souls over at my SF blog.  But selling your soul to the Devil has a rich history in hillbilly storytelling,…

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9/11 and the Problem with “Millennials”

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Some demographers—who are wrong—erroneously label me a Millennial.  I prefer Generation X.  Or at least the Oregon Trail Generation.  I would demand satisfaction, but some from my cohort would acquiesce.  And demographers are like cockroaches. …

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Music Monday: The Last of My Kind by Jason Isbell

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
I know I could have gone with the better known song, Elephant.  Believe me, I’ll get to it.  But this is the one that gives me a pain down deep in my gut (like Tim…

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