In this companion episode, the GPP take a victory lap to talk about some choice sci-fi, apocalyptic, racing fiction. It's not often everyone can pair a story that fits the theme of the movie pick, and it’s even more rare that they're all prime grind pulp picks. Jeronimo starts off with Along the Scenic Route, a story about a family man squaring off against a punk kid driver, both decked out with weapon-mounted battle wagons. Andrew slips in next with The Racer, a tale about a cross-country race where contestants score points with acts of violence. One racer that has a crisis of conscience. Towing the line is MangaMatt with his sci-fi, manga pick Ashen Victor, which is about a racer obsessed with crashing on the track and struggles to find purpose in anything else. Take a pit stop on this REDLINE companion episode to find out what Andrew's movie pick with be for the next Grind Pulp Podcast.
3 Feature Story Picks:
Along The Scenic Route - by Harlan Ellison - found in the Ellison anthology “Deathbird Stories”
The Racer - by Ib Melchior - found in "Reel Future: The Stories that Inspired 16 Classic Science Fiction Movies"
Ashen Victor - by by Yukito Kishiro