Protecting Project Pulp 95: Robert E. Howard

Main Fiction: “Queen of the Black Coast” (part 2 of 2) by Robert E. Howard, first published in Weird Tales, May 1934.

Narrator: Robert Crandall.

Cast in the mold of humanity, they were distinctly not men. They were winged and of heroic proportions; not a branch on the mysterious stalk of evolution that culminated in man, but the ripe blossom on an alien tree, separate and apart from that stalk. Aside from their wings, in physical appearance they resembled man only as man in his highest form resembles the great apes. In spiritual, esthetic and intellectual development they were superior to man as man is superior to the gorilla. But when they reared their colossal city, man’s primal ancestors had not yet risen from the slime of the primordial seas.

Cover art: Project Gutenberg.

Protecting Project Pulp 94: Robert E. Howard

Main Fiction: “Queen of the Black Coast” (part 1 of 2) by Robert E. Howard, first published in Weird Tales, May 1934.

Narrator: Robert Crandall.

On the raised platform in the bows stood a slim figure whose white skin glistened in dazzling contrast to the glossy ebon hides about it. Bêlit, without a doubt. Conan drew the shaft to his ear—then some whim or qualm stayed his hand and sent the arrow through the body of a tall plumed spearman beside her.

Cover art: Project Gutenberg.

Protecting Project Pulp 90: Henry Kuttner

Main Fiction: “Spawn of Dagon” by Henry Kuttner, first published in Weird Tales, July 1938.

Narrator: James Silverstein.

An eldritch, fearsome tale of the worship of the fish-god in the ancient world, and the prowess of a doughty swordsman in old Atlantis.

Weird Tales magazine: http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/WT_1938_07/index.html

Cthulu Mythos art on Tumblr: http://infinitemachine.tumblr.com/post/82614081859/fckyeahhplovecraft-marc-simonetti-1-cthulhus

Protecting Project Pulp 84: Edmond Hamilton

Main Fiction: “Child of Atlantis” by Edmond Hamilton, first published in Weird Tales, December, 1937.

Narrator: Fred Himebaugh.

What brooding shape of horror dwelt in the black castle that topped the sinister island?

Protecting Project Pulp 78: Robert E. Howard

Main Fiction: “Shadows in the Moonlight” (Part II) by Robert E. Howard, first published in Weird Tales, April 1934.

Narrator: Nick Camm.

Far below her something moved. It was as if a black shadow detached itself from the gulf of shadows below her. It moved slowly up the sheer face of the cliff—a vague bulk, shapeless in the semi-darkness. Panic caught Olivia by the throat.

Protecting Project Pulp 77: Robert E. Howard

Main Fiction: “Shadows in the Moonlight” (Part I) by Robert E. Howard, first published in Weird Tales, April 1934.

Narrator: Nick Camm.

‘Oh, I’ve dreamed of such a meeting as this, while I crawled on my belly through the brambles, or lay under rocks while the ants gnawed my flesh, or crouched in the mire up to my mouth—I dreamed, but never hoped it would come to pass. Oh, gods of Hell, how I have yearned for this!’

Protecting Project Pulp 74: Henry Kuttner

Main Fiction: “World’s End” by Henry Kuttner, first published in Weird Tales, Feb. 1938.

Narrator: Simon Hildebrandt.

In the cosmic scheme of things, time was meant to be unchangeable.

Episode links: Synthetic Voices and The OutRamp.

Protecting Project Pulp 73: M. G. Moretti

Main Fiction: “The Strangling Hands” by M. G. Moretti, first published in Weird Tales, Feb. 1938.

Narrator: Daniel Reynolds.

The story of the Eye that was stolen from an idol in a jungle shrine, and the weird doom that pursued those who stole it.

Protecting Project Pulp 62: Nictzin Dyalhis

Main Fiction: “The Sea Witch” by Nictzin Dyalhis, first published in Weird Tales, December 1937.

Narrator: Fred Himebaugh.

Out of the sea she came, this gloriously beautiful woman, to compass a weird revenge that had been too long delayed.

Protecting Project Pulp 59: Robert Bloch

Main Fiction: “The Opener of the Way” by Robert Bloch, first published in Weird Tales, October 1936.

Narrator: Simon Hildebrandt.

A tremendous tale about the dread doom that overtook an archeologist in that forgotten tomb beneath the desert sands of Egypt.