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The Fantastic Pulps

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews

Introduction – Peter Haining

Stephen Crane – Manacled
Jack London – A Thousand Deaths
Upton Sinclair – Author’s Adventure
Edgar Rice Burroughs – The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw
Max Brand – John Ovington Returns
A. Merritt – The People of the Pit
George Allan England – The Man with the Glass Heart
H. Bedford-Jones – The Wolf Woman
Victor Rousseau – A Cry from Beyond
Ray Cummin
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published October 1st 1976 by Vintage Books USA (first published 1975)
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Nesa Sivagnanam
The book contains selections from the magazines, popular for over half a century, in which appeared stories -- fantasy, horror, adventure -- that were the predecessors of today's SF.

Among the twenty-one authors represented in this volume are names such as Stephen Crane, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, Dashiel Hammett, Mackinlay Kantor, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch and Ray Bradbury.

Peter Haining contributes an historical introduction to this collection of fantasy, horror, gothic, adv
Jan 17, 2014 Derek rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: pulp
A superb collection. Other than "The Tree of Life", I don't think I've seen any of them before (I am in fact shocked that there was a Lovecraft story in that category).

Strangely, Robert E. Howard is not represented.
James Eckman
Fun read but some of it didn't age well.
Best story here Edmond Hamilton's "The Man Who Saw the Future"--a true classic.
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Peter Alexander Haining (April 2, 1940 – November 19, 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born in Enfield, Middlesex, he began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library.

Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming
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