I¹d rather not go into the details about
the ERB-dom years, as the 89 issues sort of "speak for themselves."
It was great fun and a way of life. It¹s too bad that Hully didn¹t
hire me to work at ERB, Inc., I know he considered it. If he had... bundolo!
But alas, it was not meant to be.
ERB led me into the study of history, the real
world... while he also led me into fantasy, the make-believe world, a dream
land of possibilities. In my older years I¹ve come to prefer the real
Caz at the Taos Fair
||The photo at the left is from around.1986. besides
ERB and pulps, I¹ve always had an interest in frontier history, and
the lives of Kit Carson and the mountain men. This photo was at the Taos
Fair, which began in the 1600's in N. New Mexico. Shoz Dijiji is a friend
I taught history at Pueblo Community College,
and have written and published books on Teddy Roosevelt (Theodore Roosevelt
and The Rough Riders), the Mountain Men and Pagosa Springs. I'm preparing
one on Kit Carson, and one on "pulp writers." My store is at
pulpdom.com where all my books and mags
The most unusual moment of ERB-dom was winning
the Hugo, but the best memory are friendly visits with Hulbert and especially
Danton, ERB¹s grandson, along with the friendship of Pete Ogden, Bob
Hyde, John F. Roy, Russ Manning and Roy Krenkel, Jr.
On a fanish note, I particularly pleased to be
the only person to have published a Mars serial by by Normal Bean. (Under
the Moons of Mars, The 1912 All-Story facsimile serialized in Pulpdom,
1997). I also founded the Denver Area Science Fiction Association - DASFA,
My interest in history and ERB dovetail into studying
his contemporaries in the popular fiction field, who they were, what they
wrote, and what became of their creations... all balanced against what
ERB achieved. Clearly ERB was the most successful, and perhaps he was indeed
the best. But the other writers of the era deserve some study, and I enjoy
the investigations and the ultimate pulication of the info that I am able
to dig up or have other fans write-up, especially by Alvin Lybeck and Mike
Taylor. My estimate is that I¹ve published almost two hundred magazines
Pulpdom has been in color since May, 2001, and
pulp writers such as H. Bedford-Jones, George F. Worts, Austin Hall, Murray
Leinster, Sax Rohmer, Joel T. Rogers, A. D. H. Smith, J. A. Dunn, A. V.
Elston, G. A. England, A. Merritt, etc. have been profiled in some detail.
I¹m particularly proud of the Brian Stableford investigations into
the origin of Tarzan that I¹ve published, and also into my study into
the origin of Barsoom. Their origins are no longer the vast mystery they
once were. ERB did not create them in a vacuum.
As for current ERB situation, movies, comics,
Disney, etc.... I told Danton I knew how to make Tarzan movies. As for
the new Mars movie... hmmm, I hope I¹m pleasantly surprised.
There have been three important dates in my life:
ERB forever! I
I was born Dec. 8, 1938
ERB-dom was born May, 1960
FC/Pulpdom the Son of ERB-dom reborn in Dec. 1988.
Pulpdom #38, about Austin Hall, is latest issue. We are approaching over
200 different issues of these magazines.