New Acquisitions: Pulpy trash edition!

pulpy SF/F

A few weeks ago, I went to a used bookstore in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, where I was delighted to find a great selection of vintage pulpy sci-fi/fantasy novels.  After much deliberation, I settled on the following: Sword Woman by Robert E. Howard an Anne McCaffrey space opera that I haven’t read yet a bookRead more

“Assassin of Gor” by John Norman

In the fifth installment of John Norman’s Gor series, our favorite ginger, Tarl Cabot, appears to be dead.  A mysterious and deadly assassin named Kuurus arises in his wake, traveling to the city of Ar to avenge him.  Kuurus is, of course, Tarl Cabot in disguise, because this is classic pulpy sci-fi, and heroes don’tRead more

“Outlaw of Gor” by John Norman

I picked up Outlaw of Gor, sequel to John Norman’s Tarnsman of Gor, because I was having a stressful week and wanted something mindless, pulpy, and fun. Tarl Cabot goes on a camping trip into the mountains and once again finds himself swept away to the planet Gor, known as the Counter Earth.  When heRead more

“Tarnsman of Gor” by John Norman

When I picked up this book, I wasn’t quite sure to expect.  The reviews that I had read before buying it were a mixture of outraged feminists, nostalgic reminiscences, and people pointing out the predictability of the plot.  It sounded like it would either be terrible or a lot of fun. “Tarnsman of Gor,”  isRead more