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A Proposed Subject Outline from James LaFond to Richard Barrett: 9/2/21
© 2021 James LaFond
Richard, the autumn abatement of extreme eye pain seems to be here. I will be willing to do podcasts limited to one hour on the following topics. The content suggestions should be expanded by at least one on your side.
-1. Your Idea of Fighting Fitness for the Adventure Reader
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard treatments of this as well as fitness advertisements in old comic books would be a lively course of discussion.
My offering: The Combat Space
-2. Аrуаn Conquest of Europe
Elements in the Odyssey and Beowulf, and in Howard's Kull, Conan, Mac Art and Mak Morn settings
My offering; Sons of Aryas, Beasts of Aryas
-3. Slavery in Heroic Fiction
Iron Shadows in the Moon, Candide, The Count of Monte Cristo
My offering: Sold
-4. Labor in Heroic Fiction part 1 and 2
Steve Costigan, Isle of the Black One, Soldier of the Mist and Soldier of Arete, John Henry, Sargent York
-5. Part 2 History
Arete [agonistics] and Virtus and the infantry advantage in antiquity, Victor Davis Hansen on American GIs in WWII
My offering: Flood, Ditcher
-6. Magic in Heroic Fiction
The Magic Goes Away, People of the Black Circle, Shadow of the Torturer
My offering: Prentice Dolphin
-7 Race in Heroic Fiction
Black Canaan, the Black Stranger, The Last White Man, Worms of the Earth
My offering: Last Whiteman
-8. Sports in Heroic Fiction
Almuric, Pellucidar, Venus and the Land That Time Forgot cycles by ERB, John Norman's Gor and Tarl Cabot
My Offerings: Poet and Cube
-9. Dogs in Heroic Fiction
Jack London, Old Yeller, Beyond the Black River
My offering: Out of Time
-10. Middle Earth
Contrasting Tolkien's work with Beowulf and Howard's Black Collusus and A Witch Shall be Born
My offering: Haft
-11. Kingship in Heroic Fiction and Myth
Tolkien's kings, Howard's mythic kings, Odysseus and Agamemnon
My offering: Under an Iron Crown
-12. Horror in Heroic Fiction
Howard's horrifics in Solomon Kane, Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Cormac Mac Art, Conan and Pellucidar
My offerings: The Jericho Bone, Yusef of the Dusk, Ire and Ice
-13. Dying Races in Heroic Fiction
Morcook's Elric of Melnibone, Howard's Xuthal of the Dusk, The Devil in Iron and Red Nails
My offering: Wonderfall
-14. Lost Worlds in Heroic Fiction
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar and other lost worlds, Conan and the Jewels of Gwallor
My offering: zilch!
-15. Time Travel in Heroic Fiction
Poul Anderson the Shield of Time, Larry Niven Out of Time
My Offering: The Sunset Saga, Thunderbird, Hurt Stoker
-16. Post Apocalyptic Settings for Heroic Fiction
Road Warrior, Book of Eli, Poul Anderson's Vault of the Ages
My offerings: Who Writes the Songs of Night, Prentice Dolphin
-17. Ancient Future Settings
Poul Anderson, Gene Wolf, Jack Vance's Dying Earth
My offerings: Supplicant Song and Confessor
-18. Dystopian Settings
Phillip K. Dick
My offerings: Skulker Jones, Last Whiteman, Organa
-19. Military Adventures
Janissaries Jerry Pournelle, Hienlein's Starship Troopers
Epoch of the Far Dawn
My offering: Ire and Ice
-20. Generation Ship Yarns
Uplift by David Brin, Litany of the Long Sun and Saga of the Short Sun by Gene Wolfe
My offering: The Consultant
-21. Alien Invasion
Alice B. Sheldon's Screwfly Solution, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Battle Los Angeles
My offerings: Little Feet Going Nowhere, Planet Buzzkill
-22. Rampage Fiction
Great Depression origins, Conan Queen of the Black Coast, Black Vulmea's Vengeance
My offerings: Menthol Rampage, Buzz Bunny, Fat Girl Dancing
Her Partner and Trainer
the man cave
End of Summer
uncle satan
when you're food
beasts of aryas
logic of force
your trojan whorse
solo boxing
let the world fend for itself
Shep     Nov 27, 2021

Re: #1 There is a list of Doc Savage’s daily training protocols online.
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