Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Season 7, Episode 1: Grimoires in the Pulps!

gri·moire: noun. a book of magic spells and invocations, that may itself possess some magical properties.
Take a look, it's in a book... 
Welcome back, Cromrades! It has been a bit since our journey to Howard Days and the wrap-up of our adventures with Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser. We're sure we'll be seeing them again someday. But for now, our journey takes us down some dark paths. We are searching for knowledge, and to that end have purchased some ancient tomes that ought to open new vistas in our perceptions of reality! To that end, Season Seven will focus on Grimoires and their use as literary devices and tropes in pulp fantasy and horror! This week, we dive into a general discussion of grimoires both real and fictional and ponder why this trope is so prevalent in the pulps!

One Things
Jon - Kolchak the Night Stalker
Luke - His raised bed - zukes & cukes!
Josh - Altered Carbon on Netflix

Next week: H.P. Lovecraft's classic grimoire, The Necronomicon! We'll be reading "The History of the Necronomicon" and "The Hound" for our eldritch, gibbering discussion!

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Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!