Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines. Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. They were widely published from the 1920s through the 1950s. The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The term pulp fiction can also refer to mass market paperbacks since the 1950s. Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a Book by the nature of its binding. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive
The name "pulp" comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which such magazines were printed. Wood pulp is a dry fibrous material prepared by chemically or mechanically separating the fibers which make up Wood. Magazines printed on better paper and usually offering family-oriented content were often called "glossies" or "slicks". Pulps were the successor to the "penny dreadfuls", "dime novels", and short fiction magazines of the nineteenth century. Penny Dreadful (also called penny number) was a term applied to nineteenth century British Fiction publications usually lurid serial stories appearing in parts This article is about US novels For the British versions see Story papers and Penny Dreadfuls. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines are perhaps best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories, and for their similarly sensational cover art. Exploitation fiction is a type of Literature that includes Novels and Magazines that exploit Sex, Violence, Drugs Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters such as the Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Phantom Detective. A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s The Phantom Detective was the second Pulp hero character published after The Shadow. However the pulps were aimed more at adult readers whereas comic books were traditionally written for children and adolescents and have ony recently come to be written primarily for older audiences.
Pulp covers, printed in color on higher-quality (slick) paper, were famous for their half-dressed damsels in distress, usually awaiting a rescuing hero. The subject of the damsel in distress, or persecuted maiden is a classic theme in world literature art and film A hero (from Greek grc ἥρως hērōs) in Greek mythology and Folklore, was originally a Demigod, the offspring of a mortal and Cover art played a major part in the marketing of pulp magazines, and a number of the most successful cover artists became as popular as the authors featured on the interior pages. Among the most famous pulp artists were Frank R. Paul, Virgil Finlay, Edd Cartier, Margaret Brundage and Norman Saunders. Frank Rudolph Paul ( April 18 1884 - June 29 1963) was an illustrator of US Pulp magazines in the Science fiction field Virgil Finlay ( July 23 1914 &ndash January 18 1971) was a pulp Fantasy Edd Cartier (born 1914 is an American Pulp magazine Illustrator. Margaret Brundage, born Margaret Hedda Johnson ( December 9, 1900 - April 9, 1976) was an American illustrator Norman Blaine Saunders ( January 1 1907 &ndash March 7 1989) was a prolific commercial artist who produced paintings for Pulp magazines Covers were important enough to sales that sometimes they would be designed first; authors would then be shown the cover art and asked to write a story to match.
Later pulps began to feature a few interior illustrations, depicting elements of the stories. The drawings were printed in black ink on the same cream-colored paper used for the text, and had to use specific techniques to avoid blotting on the coarse texture of the cheap pulp. Thus, fine lines and heavy detail were usually not an option. Shading was by crosshatching or pointillism, and even that had to be limited and coarse. Hatching ( hachure in French) and cross-hatching are artistic techniques used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing (or painting or scribing closely See also Neo-Impressionism Pointillism is a style of Painting in which small distinct points of Primary colors create the impression of a wide selection Usually the art was black lines on the paper's background, but Finlay and a few others did some work that was primarily white lines against large dark areas.
Pulps were typically seven inches wide by ten inches high, about half an inch thick, having around 128 pages. In their first decades, they were most often priced at ten cents, while competing slicks were twenty-five cents.
The first "pulp" is considered to be Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy Magazine of 1896, about 135,000 words (192 pages) per issue on pulp paper with untrimmed edges and no illustrations, not even on the cover. Frank Andrew Munsey ( 21 August 1854 – 22 December 1925) was an American newspaper and magazine publisher and author Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year While the steam powered printing press had been in widespread use for some time, enabling the boom in dime novels, prior to Munsey, no-one had combined cheap printing, cheap paper and cheap authors in a package that provided affordable entertainment to working-class people. In six years Argosy went from a few thousand copies per month to over half a million.
Street & Smith were next on the market. Street & Smith or Street & Smith Publications Inc was a New York City publisher specializing in inexpensive paperbacks and magazines referred to as pulp fiction A dime novel and boys weekly publisher, they saw Argosy's success, and in 1903 launched The Popular Magazine, which was billed as the "biggest magazine in the world" by virtue of being two pages longer than Argosy. The Popular Magazine was an early American Literary magazine that ran for 612 issues from November 1903 to October 1931 It should be noted that due to differences in page layout, the magazine had substantially less text than Argosy. Page layout is the part of Graphic design that deals in the arrangement and style treatment of elements (content on a page The Popular Magazine introduced the use of color covers to the pulp world. The magazine began to take off when, in 1905, the publishers acquired the rights to serialize a new work, Ayesha, by H. Rider Haggard, a sequel to his very successful novel She. Ayesha the Return of She is a Gothic novel by the popular Victorian author H Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE ( 22 June 1856 &ndash 14 May 1925) was a prolific writer of Adventure novels set She A History of Adventure is a novel by H Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic from October 1886 to January 1887 In 1907, they raised the cover price to fifteen cents and added thirty pages per issue; this, along with a solid stable of authors, proved a successful formula and circulation began to approach that of Argosy. This demonstrated that the market could support multiple competitors. Street and Smith's next key innovation was the introduction of specialized genre pulps, each magazine focusing on one genre such as detective stories, romance, etc.
At their peak of popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, the most successful pulps could sell up to one million copies per issue. Among the best-known titles of this period were Adventure, Amazing Stories, Black Mask, Dime Detective, Flying Aces, Horror Stories, Marvel Tales, Oriental Stories, Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Unknown and Weird Tales. Adventure was first published in November 1910 as a monthly Pulp magazine. Amazing Stories was an American Science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback 's Experimenter Publishing. Black Mask was a Pulp magazine launched in 1920 by journalist H Horror Stories was a US Pulp magazine that published tales of the supernatural horror and macabre Marvel Tales is the title of three American Comic-book series published by Marvel Comics, the first of them from the company's 1950s predecessor Atlas Oriental Stories later retitled The Magic Carpet Magazine, was a Pulp magazine of 1930-34 an offshoot of the famous Weird Tales Planet Stories was a pulp Science fiction magazine, published by Fiction House with a total of 71 issues appeared between 1939 and 1955 Startling Stories was a pulp Science fiction magazine which also published a lot of Science fantasy. Unknown (also known as Unknown Worlds) was a pulp Fantasy fiction magazine, edited by John W Weird Tales is an American Fantasy and Horror fiction Pulp magazine first published in March 1923. 
The Second World War paper shortages had a serious impact on pulp production, starting a steady rise in costs and the decline of the pulps. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Beginning with Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, pulp magazines began to switch to digest size; smaller, thicker magazines. Digest size is a Magazine size smaller than a conventional size magazine but larger than a standard Paperback book approximately 5½ x 8¼ Inches but In 1949, Street & Smith closed most of their pulp magazines in order to move upmarket and produce slicks. The pulp format declined from rising expenses, but even more due to the heavy competition from comic books, television, and the paperback novel. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a Book by the nature of its binding. In a more affluent post-war America, the price gap compared to slick magazines was far less significant. In the 1950s Men's adventure magazines began to replace the pulp. Men's adventure is a genre of Magazines that had its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s
The 1957 bankruptcy of the American News Company, then the primary distributor of pulp magazines, has sometimes been taken as marking the end of the "pulp era;" by that date, many of the famous pulps of the previous generation, including Black Mask, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Weird Tales, were defunct. Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s Weird Tales is an American Fantasy and Horror fiction Pulp magazine first published in March 1923. Most all of the few remaining pulp magazines are science fiction or mystery magazines now in formats similar to "digest size", such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American Science fiction Magazine. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is a monthly Digest size fiction magazine specializing in Crime fiction, particularly Detective fiction. The format is still in use for some lengthy serials, like the German science fiction weekly Perry Rhodan (over 2300 issues as of 2005). Perry Rhodan is the name of Science fiction series published since 1961 in Germany, as well as the name of the main character Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Over the course of their evolution, there were a huge number of pulp magazine titles; Harry Steeger of Popular Publications claimed that his company alone had published over 300, and at their peak they were publishing 42 titles per month. Many titles of course survived only briefly. While the most popular titles were monthly, many were bimonthly and some were quarterly.
The collapse of the pulp industry has changed the landscape of publishing in that pulps were the single largest sales outlet for short stories; combined with the decrease in slick magazine fiction markets, people attempting to support themselves by writing fiction must now generally write novels or book-length anthologies of shorter pieces.
Pulp magazines often contained a wide variety of genre fiction, including, but not limited to, fantasy/sword and sorcery, gangster, detective/mystery, science fiction, adventure, westerns (also see Dime Western), war, sports, railroad, men's adventure ("the sweats"), romance, horror/occult (including "weird menace"), and Série Noire (French crime mystery). Genre fiction is a term for fictional works ( Novels short stories) written with the intent of fitting into a specific Literary genre Fantasy literature is Fantasy in written form Historically speaking the majority of fantasy works have been literature Sword and sorcery ( S&S) is a fantasy subgenre generally characterized by swashbuckling heroes engaged in exciting and violent conflicts For other uses see Gangsta. A gangster is a criminal who is or at some point almost invariably becomes a member of a persistent violent The adventure novel is a Literary genre of novels that has Adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger as its main theme The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts. A Dime Western is a modern term for Western themed dime novels which spanned the era of the 1860s&mdash1900s War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Men's adventure is a genre of Magazines that had its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s A romance novel is a literary Genre developed in Western culture, mainly in English-speaking countries Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine hidden secret referring to "knowledge of the hidden" Weird menace is the name given to a sub- Genre of Horror fiction that was popular in the Pulp magazines of the 1940s and 1950s Hardboiled Crime fiction is a literary style pioneered by Carroll John Daly in the mid-1920s popularized by Dashiell Hammett over the course of the The American Old West was a mainstay genre of early turn of the century novels as well as later pulp magazines, and lasted longest of all the traditional pulps. Turn of the Century is a Novel by Kurt Andersen It was published in 1999 by Random House.
Many classic science fiction and crime novels were originally serialized in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, and Black Mask. The term " serial " refers to the intrinsic property of a series &mdash namely its order. Weird Tales is an American Fantasy and Horror fiction Pulp magazine first published in March 1923. Amazing Stories was an American Science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback 's Experimenter Publishing. Black Mask was a Pulp magazine launched in 1920 by journalist H
While the majority of pulp magazines were anthology titles featuring many different authors, characters and settings, some of the most enduringly popular magazines were those that featured a single recurring character (these were often referred to as "hero pulps", because the recurring character was almost always a larger-than-life hero in the mold of Doc Savage or the Shadow). ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19 
Popular regular pulp fiction characters included:
Kilgore Trout, the perennial character in the work of Kurt Vonnegut, is a fictional pulp fiction writer. James Bigglesworth, better known in flying circles as " Biggles " is a fictional pilot and adventurer created by W Bran Mak Morn is a hero of several pulp fiction short stories by Robert E Buck Rogers is a fictional character who first appeared in 1928 as Anthony Rogers the hero of two Novellas by Philip Francis Nowlan published in the magazine Captain Future was both a Science fiction magazine and a fictional character Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland Cimmeria) is a Fictional character often associated with Dan Turner, also known as the Hollywood Detective, was a fictional private detective created by Robert Leslie Bellem. Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s Doctor Death was the title of a short-lived pulp Science fiction magazine published by Dell Magazines in 1935 as well as the name of the main character Dr Yen Sin was a short-lived pulp Science fiction magazine published by Popular Publications during 1936. The Domino Lady was a masked pulp heroine She first appeared in the May 1936 issue of Saucy Romantic Adventures. Flash Gordon is the hero of a Science fiction adventure Comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, which was first published on January 7, Dr Fu Manchu is a Fictional character first featured in a series of novels by English author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the 20th century G-8 was an heroic aviator and spy during World War I in pulp fiction. The Green Lama was an American Pulp magazine hero of the 1940s Hopalong Cassidy is a Cowboy -hero created in 1904 by Clarence E Jules de Grandin is a fictional Occult detective created by Seabury Quinn for Weird Tales. Ka-Zar is the name of two Jungle -dwelling Fictional characters The first appeared in Pulp magazines of the 1930s and was adapted for his second iteration Kull of Atlantis or Kull the Conqueror is a Fictional character created by Robert E Raffles and Lord Lister are the names of a popular fictional gentleman thief who first appeared in a German Pulp magazine entitled "Lord Lister genannt Raffles Nick Carter is the name of a popular fictional Detective, who first appeared in a dime novel entitled "The Old Detective's Pupil or The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square" Operator No 5 (AKA Operator #5 and Operator 5 was a Pulp hero that appeared in his own ten cent Pulp magazine, originally Operator #5 but soon Secret Agent X was the title of a US Pulp magazine published by A Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who has appeared in many British comic strips and novels described by Professor Jeffrey Richards on the BBC in 'The Radio Detectives' in 2003 as "the Stories Most of the Solomon Kane stories were first published in Weird Tales. Tarzan is a Fictional character, an archetypal Feral child raised in the African jungle by Apes who later returns to civilization only to This article refers to the Fictional character. For Swedish band Amon Amarth 's album see The Avenger (album. The Black Bat was the name of two characters featured in different Pulp magazine series in the 1930s which had nothing to do with each other The Continental Op is a Fictional character created by Dashiell Hammett. The Eel is a pulp fiction character a gentleman thief of "courageous action and questionable morals" created by Hugh B The Phantom Detective was the second Pulp hero character published after The Shadow. The Spider was the violent relentless Hero of a Pulp magazine series produced by Popular Publications from 1933 to 1943 Zorro (originally called Señor Zorro) is a Fictional character created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley. Kilgore Trout is a Fictional character created by author Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut Jr (November 11 1922 – April 11 2007 (ˈvɒnəgət was a prolific and genre-bending American Novelist known for works blending Satire, Black
Another way pulps kept costs down was by paying authors less than other markets; thus many eminent authors started out in the pulps before they were successful enough to sell to better-paying markets, and similarly, well-known authors whose careers were slumping or who wanted a few quick dollars could bolster their income with sales to pulps. Additionally, some of the earlier pulps solicited stories from amateurs who were quite happy to see their words in print and could thus be paid token amounts.
There were also career pulp writers, capable of turning out huge amounts of prose on a steady basis, often with the aid of dictation, either to stenographers or machines, and typists. A data entry clerk is a member of staff who reads hand-written or printed records and types them into a Computer. Before he became a novelist, Upton Sinclair was turning out at least eight thousand words per day seven days a week for the pulps, keeping two stenographers fully employed. Upton Beall Sinclair Jr ( September 20, 1878 &ndash November 25, 1968) was a Pulitzer Pulps would often have their authors use multiple pen names so that they could use multiple stories by the same person in one issue, or use a given author's stories in three or more successive issues, while still appearing to have varied content.
One advantage pulps provided to authors was that they paid upon acceptance for material instead of on publication; since a story might be accepted months or even years before publication, to a working writer this was a crucial difference in cash flow. Cash flow (also called net cash flow) is the balance of the amounts of Cash being received and paid by a business during a defined period of time sometimes tied
Well-known authors who wrote for pulps include:
Sinclair Lewis, first American winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, worked as an editor for Adventure (magazine), writing filler paragraphs (brief facts or amusing anecdotes designed to fill small gaps in page layout), advertising copy, and a few stories. Poul William Anderson ( November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American Science fiction author who wrote during a Golden Isaac Asimov (c January 2 1920 &ndash April 6 1992 ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as, was a Russian Robert Leslie Bellem was a prolific American Pulp magazine writer best known for his creation of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective. Alfred Bester ( December 18, 1913 - September 30, 1987) known to his friends as Alfie, was an American science fiction Robert Albert Bloch (April 5 1917 Chicago – September 23 1994 Los Angeles) was a prolific American Writer, primarily of crime Leigh Douglass Brackett ( December 7, 1915, in Los Angeles California &ndash March 18, 1978) was a female writer of Science Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22 1920 is an American mainstream, Fantasy, horror, Science fiction and mystery Frederick Schiller Faust ( May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American Fiction author known primarily for his thoughtful Fredric Brown ( October 29, 1906, Cincinnati &ndash March 11, 1972) was an American Science fiction and Edgar Rice Burroughs ( September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author best known for his creation of the jungle hero William Seward Burroughs II ( – ˈbʌroʊz was an American Novelist, Essayist, Social critic, painter and Spoken word Ellis Parker Butler ( December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937) was an American author Hugh Barnett Cave ( July 11, 1910 – June 27, 2004) was a prolific writer of pulp fiction who also excelled in other genres Paul Chadwick was a Pulp magazine author who wrote many stories under his own name and various Pseudonyms As was the case with many prolific contributors to the pulps Raymond Thornton Chandler ( July 23, 1888 &ndash March 26, 1959) was an American Author of crime stories and novels Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE (16 December 1917–19 March 2008 was a British Science fiction Author, Inventor, and Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924 was a Polish-born English novelist Stephen Crane (November 1 1871 &ndash June 5 1900 was an American novelist short story writer poet and journalist Ray Cummings (Raymond King Cummings was an author of Science fiction, rated one of the "founding fathers of the science fiction pulp genre" Jason Dark is the pseudonym of Helmut Rellergerd ("the least known most well-known German writer" according to Rellergerd himself writer of the most widely read Lester Dent ( October 12, 1904 &ndash March 11, 1959) was a prolific pulp fiction author of numerous stories best known as the main August William Derleth ( February 24 1909 &ndash July 4 1971) was an American writer and anthologist Philip Kindred Dick (December 16 – March 2) was an American Science fiction Novelist and Short story Writer. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 was an Anglo-Scottish Author most noted for his stories about the Clifford Martin Eddy Jr (AKA C M Eddy Jr) ( January 18, 1896 - November 21, 1967) was an American Author Cecil Scott Forester was the Pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith ( August 27 1899 – April 2, 1966) an English Arthur Olney Friel (1887-1959 was one of the most popular writers for the adventure pulps Erle Stanley Gardner ( July 17, 1889 Malden Massachusetts – March 11, 1970 Temecula California Walter Brown Gibson ( September 12, 1897 - December 6, 1985) was an American Author and a professional magician best David Goodis ( March 2, 1917 – January 7, 1967) was an American Noir fiction writer Zane Grey ( January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure Novels and Edmond Moore Hamilton ( October 21, 1904 - February 1 1977) was a popular author of Science fiction stories and novels during the mid-twentieth Samuel Dashiell Hammett ( May 27, 1894 — January 10, 1961) was an American Author of Hardboiled detective Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7 1907 – May 8 1988 was an American Novelist and Science fiction Writer. O Henry is the Pen name of American Writer William Sydney Porter ( September 11, 1862 – June 5 Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr ( October 8 1920 &ndash February 11 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American Robert Ervin Howard ( January 22 1906 &ndash June 11 1936) was an American pulp writer of Fantasy, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13 1911 &ndash January 24 1986 was a fiction writer who devised a self-help technique called Dianetics and philosophy known as Scientology Donald Edward Keyhoe (June 20 1897 - November 29 1988 was an American Marine Corps officer with some flight experience Writer of many aviation articles Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 was an English Author and poet Henry Kuttner ( April 7 1915 – February 4 1958) was a Science fiction author born in Los Angeles, California. Harold Albert Lamb ( 1892 - April 9 1962) was an American Historian, Screenwriter, Short story writer Louis L'Amour ( March 22, 1908 &ndash June 10, 1988) was an American author Emerson S LaSalle ( May 27, 1894 &ndash November 17, 2007) was an American author of Hardboiled detective novels and short This article refers to the science fiction writer For the actor see Fritz Leiber Sr Murray Leinster ( June 16, 1896 in Norfolk Virginia - June 8, 1975) was a Nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins Elmore John Leonard Jr (born October 11, 1925) is a popular and acclaimed American Novelist and Screenwriter. Jack London (January 12 1876 &ndash November 22 1916 was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Howard Phillips Lovecraft ( August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy Giles Alfred Lutz (March 1910&ndashJune 1982 was a prolific author of fiction in the Western genre. John Dann MacDonald ( July 24, 1916 &ndash December 28, 1986) was an American Author. Horace McCoy ( April 14, 1897 – December 15, 1955) was an American writer whose hard-boiled novels took place during the Great Depression Johnston McCulley ( February 2, 1883 Ottawa Illinois - November 23, 1958) was the author of hundreds of stories fifty novels numerous screenplays Merriam Modell ( 1908 - July 1, 1994) was a Jewish - American Author of pulp fiction, who wrote under the pen-name Walter (Walt Morey (born February 3, 1907 in Hoquiam Washington, USA died January 12, 1992 in Wilsonville Oregon) Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon) ( April 23, 1879 – August 5, 1940) was an English writer Philip Francis Nowlan (b 1888 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, d Emil Petaja (1915 - 2000 was an American Science fiction and Fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades Edgar Hoffmann Trooper Price ( July 3 1898, Fowler California – June 18 1988, Redwood City California) was a writer Seabury Grandin Quinn (aka Jerome Burke) (1889 - 1969 was a Pulp magazine Author most famous for his Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward ( 15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959) better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English Novelist Rafael Sabatini (April 29 1875 - February 13 1950 was an Italian / British Writer of Novels of romance and adventure. Richard Sharpe Shaver (b October 8 1907 Berwick Pennsylvania, d Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is a prolific American author best known for writing Science fiction. Upton Beall Sinclair Jr ( September 20, 1878 &ndash November 25, 1968) was a Pulitzer Clark Ashton Smith ( January 13, 1893 - August 14, 1961) was a Poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy E E Smith, also Edward Elmer Smith PhD, EE "Doc" Smith, Doc Smith, "Skylark" Smith, and (to family Ted Guy Newman Smith (born 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is an English writer of Horror fiction. James Myers Thompson ( September 27, 1906, Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory - April 7, 1977, Los Angeles, California Thomas Thursday (1894-19?? was a lesser-known pulp writer who ended up having one of the longest careers writing for the pulp magazines Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30 1835 – April 21 1910 better known by the Pen name Mark Twain, was an American Humorist, satirist John Holbrook Vance (born August 28, 1916 in San Francisco, Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26 1911 &ndash February 25 1983 better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich ( December 4, 1903 — September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer Sinclair Lewis ( February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American Novelist, Short-story writer and The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur is awarded annually since 1901 to an author from any country who has in the words from the will of Alfred Adventure was first published in November 1910 as a monthly Pulp magazine.
In 1994, Quentin Tarantino directed a critically-acclaimed film titled Pulp Fiction. Frank Andrew Munsey ( 21 August 1854 – 22 December 1925) was an American newspaper and magazine publisher and author Popular Publications was one of the largest publishers of Pulp magazines during its existence at one point publishing 42 different titles per month Thrilling Publications (also known as Beacon Magazines 1936&ndash37 Better Publications 1937&ndash43 and Standard Magazines 1943&ndash55 was a Pulp magazine publisher Street & Smith or Street & Smith Publications Inc was a New York City publisher specializing in inexpensive paperbacks and magazines referred to as pulp fiction Hugo Gernsback ( August 16 1884 – August 19 1967) born Hugo Gernsbacher, was a Luxembourg American Inventor Harold Hersey was a pulp editor and publisher and published western poet The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award - BAFTA Award - and Palme d'Or -winning Emmy - and The working title of the film was Black Mask, in homage to the pulp magazine of that name, and embodied the seedy, violent, often crime-related spirit found in pulp magazines. A working title, sometimes called a production title, is the temporary name of a product or project used during its development usually a Film, Novel Black Mask was a Pulp magazine launched in 1920 by journalist H The film helped to add the term pulp fiction to the vocabulary of many Americans who grew up in the decades after pulp magazines fell out of fashion. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
After the year 2000, several small independent publishers released magazines which published short fiction, either short stories or novel-length presentations, in the tradition of the pulp magazines of the early twentieth century. These included Blood 'N Thunder and High Adventure. There was also a short lived magazine which revived the title Argosy. These were specialist publications printed in limited press runs. These were pointedly not printed on the brittle, high-acid wood pulp paper of the old publications, and were not mass market publications targeted at a wide audience. In 2004, Lost Continent Library published "Secret of the Amazon Queen" by E. A. Guest, their first contribution to a "New Pulp Era", featuring the hallmarks of pulp fiction for contemporary mature readers: violence, horror and sex. E. A. Guest was likened to a blend of pulp era icon Talbot Mundy and Stephen King by real-life explorer David Hatcher Childress.
In 2002, issue 10 of McSweeney's Quarterly was guest edited by Michael Chabon. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is a literary journal first published in 1998 edited by Dave Eggers. Michael Chabon (pron SHAY-bon (born May 24 1963 is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation" according to the The Virginia Published as McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, it is a collection of "pulp fiction" stories written by some recent well-known authors such as Stephen King, Nick Hornby, Aimee Bender, and Dave Eggers. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Nick Hornby (born 17 April 1957 in Redhill Surrey, England is an English Novelist and Essayist. Aimee Bender (born June 28, 1969) is an American Novelist and short story writer known for her surreal plots and characters Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American Writer, editor, and publisher. Chabon, in explaining the impetus of his vision for the project, writes in the Treasury's introduction, "I think that we have forgotten how much fun reading a short story can be, and I hope that if nothing else, this treasury goes some small distance toward reminding us of that lost but fundamental truth. "