Tag: Pulpy

Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier

Sunday Evening Etymology

The term used to be “unhuman.” Now, it’s “inhuman.” I’m not sure exactly when it changed, certainly by the 1970’s. The etymology leads me to believe that in earlier decades some writers followed the trail from the old French word “humain” and so unhuman is correct. At a later time we accepted that human is […]

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Book Review: The Sun Smasher by Edmond Hamilton

There are many things about this plot that are not new — an amnesiac hero who’s a dangerous political hot potato, who’s really from a distant star system and is a prince disguised as an ordinary man. These storylines are common in science fiction, fantasy, and even in magical girl/boy manga. But there’s an elegant […]

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Sunday Thoughts

It’s after 2 p.m. on Sunday. I’m still in my PJ’s sketching out illustrations for my next pulp novelette. The story is at the editor’s.  I’m planning a late Spring release. I’ve just gotten another 5 star review for Landscape of Darkness  and it’s wonderful! (Thank you kind people!!) I have a big release schedule […]

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Legends of Tomorrow and Heroes from the Past

Watching DC’S Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 inspired me to dig into the DC comic archives and revisit some of the characters’ histories. If you read comics for any length of time you’ll understand that characters change dramatically, and it’s easy to lose track of their origins and primary motivations. Of course, it’s easy to […]

Book Review: The Best of Edmond Hamilton

If you’re a science fiction fan, especially with a taste for older works, you’ll enjoy reading Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977). I got my feet wet with his “Captain Future” stories, followed by the “Star Kings” and “Starwolf” series. If you’re new to Hamilton’s works this “best of” collection is a good place to start. […]

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