Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merritt at Dial P for Pulp

Deuce Richardson, Managing Editor at The Cimmerian and a moderator at the Official Robert E. Howard Forum, participated in a multi-part podcast about Abraham Merritt, one of Gary Gygax's favorite fantasy writers and a huge influence on REH, HPL, and CAS. If any writer of the early 20th century deserves greater recognition, it's Merritt, who, by my lights, really laid the groundwork for the weird fantasies I so enjoy these days. The podcasts are excellent and provide a lot of information about Merritt and insights into The Ship of Ishtar, which is probably the author's masterpiece. If you haven't listened to them yet, you ought to do so.

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