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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 26 - The Golgotha Dancers by Manly Wade Wellman & The Pygmy Planet by Jack Williamson

December 23, 2015
It’s a sci-fi double feature! Evil paintings come to life! Menacing miniature metal men! Enjoy our discussion of these two obscure classics of pulp fiction and maybe bring a unique element or two to your next gaming session.

Manly Wade Wellman
born May 21, 1903 in Portuguese West Africa (now Angola); died April 5, 1986

his father was a doctor; family moved to United States while still a boy

first published story was “The Lion Roared” in 1927; first science fiction novel The Invading Asteroid, 1929
in the 1920s, wrote movie reviews for Wichita Beacon; worked as a court and crime reporter for Wichita Eagle
married Frances Obrist, a horror writer published in Weird Tales
career spanned the 1940s to the 1980s; wrote first issue of Captain Marvel Adventures for Fawcett Comics

The Golgotha Dancers appeared in Weird Tales, October 1937

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

often called “Dean of Science Fiction” after the passing of Robert Heinlein

read Amazing Stories as a young man
early influenced by Miles J. Breuer, a doctor who wrote science fiction; also influenced by A. Merritt
he was a published author by the 1930’s; Isaac Asimov was a fan
he continued to write into his 90s; he died at the age of 98 in 2006

The Pygmy Planet appeared in Astounding Stories, February 1932

My guests:
Louis Brenton
twitter - @revlouisbrenton

Jeremiah McCoy

Jeffrey Wikstrom
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