Tag Archives: Vintage SF

Throwback SF: Jirel of Joiry by C.L. Moore

C.L. Moore’s collected Jirel of Joiry stories suffer from the same problem as her Northwest Smith stories.  Each is spurred by one incandescently brilliant story and one great pulp character—here, Black God’s Kiss and the titular Jirel of Joiry—and feature … Continue reading

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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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Throwback SF: The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard

The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane is my fifth of Del Rey’s eleven collected volumes of Robert E. Howard’s work.  I introduced myself to Howard with the three volumes of Conan stories and then read the collection of his horror … Continue reading

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Throwback SF: Check out my Guest Post on Tolkien at Pages Unbound

I am pleased to announce that my guest post on my personal journey reading Tolkien has been posted at Pages Unbound for their Tolkien Reading Event.  Here is a taste. Tolkien chose to live his life as a certain kind … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Fully Illustrated 70th Anniversary Edition of Leigh Brackett’s Stark Trilogy

One of my greatest discoveries since I started reading vintage SF was Leigh Brackett’s The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman.  I’m thrilled to help announce that Cirsova Publishing, the team behind Cirsova Magazine, is publishing a … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Northwest Smith by C.L. Moore

Hither came Northwest Smith, the earthman, sunburnt skin, paled-eyed, in spaceman’s leathers, a pirate, a smuggler, a gunslinger, facing life and death with an equal grin, to tread the back-alley bars and lost ruins of the solar system heatgun in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Little Red Reviewer on Shambleau and Black God’s Kiss by C.L. Moore

Today for Vintage Science Fiction Month I am happy to host a guest post from official Friend of the Blog and fellow local book reviewer Andrea at The Little Red Reviewer.  Andrea has been blogging about books of the speculative … Continue reading

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