Tag Archives: pulp science fiction

Streaked out like a foul nebulous bird of prey…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: viola violet, cello chocolate, trumpet turquoise, euphonium emerald, timpani tangerine, bugle buttermilk and the colour of those dark marks on my nice fawn jacket made when the oily chain came off … Continue reading

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Stna Cruisers and Sonic Vibrators…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s adjectives are: fainéant, lummy, lucifugous, fusiform, and snotty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on everyone! Let’s – ‘Walk Through To-morrow’! It’s another 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book, from my modest collection… Hey! but hang … Continue reading

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No radio!… No stellavision!…

But first… Today’s fine expletive is ‘cat’s nouns!’ – a 17th century corruption of ‘God’s wounds’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, another Badger Book! A British pulp science fiction novel from the early 1960s by good old Karl Zeigfreid, one of the many … Continue reading

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“He drove over in his could revolve…”

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s featured piece of classical music is Igor Stravinsky’s early lesser known piece ‘The Rite of Autumn’. (I.S.) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I’m afraid it’s ‘Perilous Galaxy’, a British pulp science fiction paperback novel from the early 1960s, … Continue reading

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Slithering, slobbering, and voluptuous…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: ‘unilocular’, ‘platband’, ‘hamular’, ‘contango’, and ‘saxicavous’. Please look these words up and try to use them in conversation today, marks will be awarded for pronunciation and good diction. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What the … Continue reading

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Zardos sat sneering…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: flanconade, pygostyle, godroon, cranreuch, and quillet. I would like you to look these words up and slip them into conversation today – marks will be awarded for diction. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, my … Continue reading

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Intrigue of nightmare quality…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s unusual first name is ‘Demelza’ (female) – a Cornish place name used in modern times as a first name. It originally referred to a hill-fort. It first occurs in the 1950s. ‘Demelza, do you happen … Continue reading

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