Fritz Leiber, Pulp Sword and Sorcery Star

December 24 Legendary sword and sorcery writer Fritz Leiber was born 110 years ago this Christmas Eve. He is one of the writers included in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 1. One of the leaders of the “sword and sorcery” genre, Leiber did most of his pulp work as the magazines were fadingContinue reading “Fritz Leiber, Pulp Sword and Sorcery Star”

F.R. Buckley, 1896-1976

December 20 Pulp writer Frederick Robert Buckley was born on today’s date in 1896. The English writer, film critic and screenwriter is one of the writers featured in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 2. Born in Colton, Staffordshire, England, in 1896, he emigrated to the United States in 1915. He went to workContinue reading “F.R. Buckley, 1896-1976”

Arthur Guy Empey, 1883-1963

Arthur Guy Empey was born on this date in 1883. The soldier, actor, author and filmmaker is one of the writers profiled in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction. Empey, an American frustrated with neutrality, fought in World War I with the British Army beginning in 1915. He served on the Western Front as aContinue reading “Arthur Guy Empey, 1883-1963”