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Pulp Revolution is Superversive!

I finally did finish listening to the Thanksgiving episode and I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Daddy Warpig explain that science fiction, fantasy, and horror were not all separate genres before 1940. Also, that what we call “Lovecraftian” in gaming is really more “Derlethian” if you want to be precise. That’s the same episode that has a full segment on “why we are thankful for Jeffro Johnson”, mind you.

(I know, right?!)

You’d think you couldn’t get more pulp revolution on the show than that, but the latest installment does it. This one has Misha Burnett in the line up explaining one of the pillars of pulp revival. John C. Wright’s startled reaction to this is priceless. You’d think he’d heard everything about everything science fiction already… but guys like Misha really are saying stuff you won’t hear in any other venue. All those author panels in the convention scene look like they’re all fumbling around in the dark in comparison.

Just one heads up: there is a spoiler in here for Atlas Shrugged that has nothing to do with the topic. The nature of it is such that I will never bother reading this book now. Not that I have time to do so anyway.

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2 responses to “Pulp Revolution is Superversive!

  1. MishaBurnett December 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    It was a lot of fun, and John is great to talk to. I don’t get to make Olaf Stapleton jokes very often. I hope that they’ll let me come back.

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