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Thulsa's Gate ➳ [Reading] ➶ Thulsa's Gate By Robert James Schultz ➩ – Thulsa's Gate follows two Brothers and their friends as they search the Teton mountains for an old World War II bomber that mysteriously disappeared in 1945 Finding a interdimensional portal to anothe Thulsa's Gate follows two Brothers and their friends as they search the Teton mountains for an old World War II bomber that mysteriously disappeared in Finding a interdimensional portal to another world they must fight their way home back the way they came or risk being stranded lost forever.

3 thoughts on “Thulsa's Gate

  1. David Schultz David Schultz says:

    My brother's always had a vivid imagination and it's nice to see after 50 years he's finally channeled it somewhere positive I should also mention up front that I had to pay for my own copy of Thulsa's Gate Apparently being a close relative doesn't count for as much as it used toThat said while I kept hearing his voice in my head while I read most of Thulsa's Gate which distracted me a little most reader's won't have the same experience I was still able to get caught up in this very interesting and imaginative story he's created I found myself cheering for all the heroes and hating the bad guysThulsa's Gate will never compare to Dickens or Vonnegut I saw a couple of words that don't currently exist in the English language and a better editor would have fixed some grammar and spelling errors Sometimes there was so much Robert in the narrative I wondered if it might not be better told in the first person But it was absolutely a fun exciting and interesting tale with varied and real characters The weave of science fiction fantasy action and human emotion was very well doneI'll read the next one even if I have to buy it myself again

  2. MisterFweem MisterFweem says:

    I read a lot of pulp fiction From the stories of ClarkAshton Smith to the novels of Andre Norton and Edgar Rice Burroughs I read them because of their earnestness – Smith’s “The Weird of Avoosl Wuthouan” for example is a rather straightforward tale of an avaricious money lender cursed by a beggar whom he cheats; straightforward that is until the gems he bought from the beggar for a song take him to his weirding The last sentence of the story which I won’t reveal here lets you know you’re reading Clark Ashton Smith That’s what I admire about Robert Shultz’s “Thulsa’s Gate” The earnestness Schultz’s story is rooted in a straightforward reality A modern team the restores vintage aircraft search for a crashed World War II era bomber in Wyoming’s Teton Range But then the earnest pulpy science fiction comes into the story The plane is the anthropomorphized focus of a swirling storm that acts as a portal to a parallel world and the straightforward airplane restorers fly right through it The premise sets the ensemble up for the classic “can the newcomers survive in a world gone mad” scenario classic to the best pulp fiction Schultz tells his tale well bringing in the stock pulp characters – the evil overlord the comical yet highly educated animal species the damsel in distress who ain’t actually in distress and is actually in charge of the whole mess and the plucky hero who finds the magical weaponry and who will fight against all odds to see the battles won and the airplane brought back home and restored as it ought to be Maybe that description sounds snotty but it’s not meant to be Schultz obviously spent a lot of time reading the kinds of books he wants to write and succeeds mightily in doing so with Thulsa’s Gate As is sometimes the case with ensemble casts it’s hard to tell the minor characters apart but the main characters are round whole and well developed Unlike most pulp novel ladies however Shultz’s heroine Catrina is no mere beauty to be fought for and won by the men She’s risen from outsider to ruler in this parallel world and does her fair best to train her hero Brit for the nasty sword battle to come with her ruling rival Ivan The only time she swoons is when it’s expected – when she feels some connection to the humdrum world she left behind the world where Brit finds and restores old planes Schultz’s strengths lie in his ear for action that’s often combined with a wit that keeps pace with the story For example “Not looking forward to this” Jocko complained scampering over several rocks and tree roots “Not looking forward to what” Bryan puffed exhaustedly “The swim” “Why you can dog paddle can’t you” “What is a dog” Jocko asked dodging a couple arrows He would see the river now They were only yards from it “Animal from my planet” Bryan answered smelling water now “Four legs smaller than you no wings barks real loud hates cats” “What’s a cat” “Animal from my planet” Bryan said stumbling through the twist of underbrush and tree roots “Four legs smarter than you no wings hates dogs loves mice” “What’s a mice” “Never mind” Bryan complained in hushed exasperation “You’d think Tim would have told you guys about them” Good writers tell novices to give their readers moments to breathe as the action unfolds and Schultz does so often with these funny little asides But the story moves And moves into all the areas you expect good pulp fiction to take you sword battles sneaking through army lines having army lines to sneak through mystical encounters with spooky rocks and en even spookier plane bridging the gap between worlds There's treachery and betrayal There's a love story There's enough to keep you hooked to the end The book isn’t perfect – Schultz has a love for adverbs and a shyness for simply saying a character “said” something but overall the writing is several notches up from what you’d expect in a first novel

  3. David Harris David Harris says:

    This fascinating story combines sci fi elements with World War II era aviation history It also contrasts the technology of the 1940s against our gadget filled present The main plot point unfolds in the mountains above Driggs Idaho which is a real location But the bulk of the story takes place in a world so far away from Earth that only the most sophisticated scientific euipment can even detect its presence in the skyThe detailed world created by Schultz in this novel reminded me of Orson Scott Card's Lusitania in Speaker for the Dead For example the complex relationship between humans and the Jabbaway a birdlike species which most humans view as savage beasts is both tragic and hopeful in terms of how it portrays the naturally xenophobic nature of typical humans and how that can be overcome to the benefit of all when we are truly willing to changeI was also intrigued by the idea of intelligent stone which has the ability to communicate with and assist the human protagonists The Gaia Theory views the Earth as a living entity which interacts with the species living upon and within it to create a complex web of life similar to that of each human being and the many species which live on our skin in our digestive tracts and even inside our very cells and without which we cannot survive In Mormon cosmology too the Earth is a living entity which fulfills the measure of its creation and will one day be transformed and perfected just as humans and all other living creatures willIf you enjoy this book by the way I recommend Ursula Le Guin's The Beginning Place a story built on a somewhat similar premise Her The Telling is also worth checking outI understand that Schultz has two other novels in the works one a seuel to this one I'm looking forward to reading them

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