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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 23 - The Legion of Space by Jack Williamson

Blast off into the amazing year 3000 with John Star and the legion of space! Witness as he braves the dangers of the black planet in search of a damsel in distress. Weep for the loss of one blessed bottle of wine. The fate of the human race is in his hands!!


John Stuart Williamson
born April 29, 1908 in Arizona Territory; died November 10, 2006

“The Legion of Space”
published in Astounding Stories in 1934; published in book form in 1947
during a Great Books course, Williams learned that Henryk Sienkiewicz had created one of his works by combining The Three Musketeers with Shakespeare’s Falstaff

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 22 - The Stories of Conan by Robert E. Howard, Part 4

Meet the ladies of the Hyborean Age. Conan travels with three different lovely companions in these tales of fantasy adventure.


“Iron Shadows in the Moon” / “Shadows in the Moonlight”
published April 1934 in Weird Tales

“Queen of the Black Coast”
published May 1934 in Weird Tales

“The Devil of Iron”
published August 1934 in Weird Tales

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 21 - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H. P. Lovecraft

Young Charles has not been himself lately, not since he found that painting of Joseph Curwen, his infamous ancestor, and the diary that lay in the secret compartment behind it. Learn why it is not wise to call up that which ye cannot put down in one of H. P. Lovecraft’s bestest and most spookiest stories ever!


Case of Charles Dexter Ward
written early 1927; published posthumously in Weird Tales in 1941

narrated by Mike Vendetti
Release date: Dec 24, 2013

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 20 - A Martian Odyssey

Meet Tweel, one of the strangest aliens of science fiction, as we discuss one of the “forgotten” masters of the genre, Stanley Weinbaum. This story is short, but it made quite an impression on some well-known authors who would come after, including Isaac Asimov.


Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
born April 4, 1902; died December 14, 1935

“A Martian Odyssey”
originally published in Wonder Stories, July 1934

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Chris Constantin
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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 19 - The Stories of Conan by Robert E. Howard, Part 3

The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 19 - The Stories of Conan by Robert E. Howard, Part 3

Conan meets a wide variety of people and occasionally murders them. In these stories, Conan travels to the lost city of Xuthal, a strange island inhabited by giants, and a castle full of devious traps.


“The Slithering Shadow” / “Xuthal of the Dusk”
published September 1933 in Weird Tales

“The Pool of the Black One”
published 1933 in Weird Tales

“Rogues in the House”
published January 1934 in Weird Tales

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Peter Foxhoven

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 18 - The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Randolph Carter experiences the wonder and horror of the Dreamlands, only to realize there is truly no place like home.

H. P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands (4th Edition)
by Chaosium - $45

“The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath”
written between Autumn 1926 and January 22, 1927; published posthumously by Arkham House in 1943

Adventures into Darkness: Truth & Justice by Kenneth Hite
What If Lovecraft Wrote Comic Books?

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 17 - Creep Shadow Creep by A. Merrit

Dr. Alan Caranac returns from abroad to find one of his best friends has been murdered. Seeking the culprit leads him into a tale of past lives and supernatural horror. Will true love prevail or will Alan end up a shadow of his former self? Find out in this episode!

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Merrit, A.: CREEP, SHADOW, CREEP; MOON POOL; DWELLERS IN THE MIRAGE; et al

“The most immediate influences upon AD&D were probably de Camp & Pratt, R. E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance, H. P. Lovecraft, and A. Merrit” — Gary Gygax


Abraham Merrit

born 1884, died 1943

Wikipedia names H. Rider Haggard, Robert W. Chambers, Helena Blavatsky and Gertrude Barrows Bennett (writing as Francis Stevens) as “heavy influences.”

He was a major influence on Appendix N authors H. P. Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock. He was referenced in the Lensman series by E. E. Smith.

Born in Beverly, New Jersey. Primarily a journalist. Assistant editor of The American Weekly from 1912 to 1937 and then editor until his death in 1943.

Merrit’s first fantasy story was “Through the Dragon Glass” (1917)



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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 16 - The Stories of Conan, Part 2

The legend continues! Join us as we discuss three tales from the life of Conan the Barbarian. Featuring: dungeons full of danger, the wizardly wiles of warlocks, and princesses in peril. Also, an alien monster with an elephant head. Nothing our hero can’t handle!


Howard, R. E.: “Conan” series

Robert E. Howard
born 1906, died 1936

“The Scarlet Citadel”
published January 1933 in Weird Tales

“The Tower of the Elephant”
published March 1933 in Weird Tales

“Black Colossus”
published June 1933 in Weird Tales

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 15 - Selected Works by H.P. Lovecraft (Part 3)

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. They’re the Whateley family. Find out what they’re up to along with other depraved denizens of Lovecraft Country as we discuss three weird stories by the man who defined a genre, H. P. Lovecraft

 

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich - Return to the Forgotten Village

by Chaosium - $14.00

 

Lovecraft, H. P. The Complete Works.

 

H. P. Lovecraft

born 1890, died 1937

 

“Pickman’s Model”

written in September 1926; published October 1927 in Weird Tales

 

“The Colour Out of Space”

written in March 1927; published September 1927 in Amazing Stories

 

“The Dunwich Horror”

written 1928; published April 1929 in Weird Tales

excellent timeline in the H. P. Lovecraft’s Dunwich sourcebook for COC

 

Mystery Hill/America’s Stonehenge

http://www.mysteryhillnh.info/html/chambers.html

http://newenglandoddities.com/photos/photos-americas-stonehenge/

 

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Jeffrey Wikstrom

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Chris Constantin

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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 14 - Pirates of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 14 - Pirates of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

Boys go to Mars to get more stars. Carson Napier went to Venus to find… adventure! This 1932 adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs introduces a new hero and a new planet, but after 20 years of writing pulp adventure novels, does the creator of Tarzan have anything more to offer? Find out as we review Pirates of Venus, the first entry in the Carson of Venus series.

 

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Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Pellucidar series; Mars series; Venus series

 

Edgar Rice Burroughs

born 1875, died 1950

 

Pirates of Venus was first serialized in six parts in Argosy in 1932. Burroughs has been a novelist for 20 years.

 

In the 1920s Burroughs became a pilot and encouraged his family to learn to fly.

 

2 years after writing this novel, Burroughs divorced his wife Emma Hulbert. A year later he married actress Florence Gilbert Dearholt.

 

Co-host:

Jeffrey Wikstrom

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email - jeffwik@gmail.com

 

My guest:

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