19 April 2010

Somebody had to talk about Frederick Faust

I may seem to be repeating myself here, but since I’ve gone so long on this blog without talking much about one my favorite authors, Frederick Faust, a.k.a. Max Brand and nineteen other names, I guess I can be excused a back-to-back posting. (Go here for the other one, a review of Luck.) And this post is a general one about Faust’s history, his achievements, and the unusual contradictions of his writing life, which I cooked up for the entertainment of Black Gate readers.

If you’re interested in pulp, you need to check out some Faust. I hope my little essay will convince you. You can read it here.