Welcome, Cromrades! This week, we take on pulp author and screenwriter Achmed Abdullah, and his story "The Soul of a Turk." (Read it in the collection 'Alien Souls' on Archive.org).
|Achmed himself, too cool for school.|
We discuss this charismatic author's history, and debate over the veracity of his biography before digging into the story. Was Abdullah a member of the Russian aristocracy? Was he a soldier, a spy, an international man of intrigue? Certainly he had a gift with words, and the fact that we spent nearly an hour discussing a 7 page story by Abdullah is a testament to this story's heft! What did you think of "The Soul of a Turk"? Where does it fit in our sampler of Eastern Adventure Tales?
Jon: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.
Josh: Pandemic - The Board Game, plus Exploding Kittens.
Luke: Olias of Sunhillow, a prog rock album by Jon Anderson of Yes.
Next time: One last ride with El Borak, in search of the fabled "Blood of the Gods"!
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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/ Themes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Outro: "Machine Gun Man" by Zakk Wylde's Pride & Glory. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!