Pulp

Pulp fiction can be characterized as "fast-paced, plot-oriented storytelling of a linear nature with clearly defined, larger than life protagonists and antagonists, creative descriptions, clever use of turns of phrase and other aspects of writing that add to the intensity and pacing of the story."

The earliest pulp stories were printed in pulp magazines from 1896 through the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on higher quality paper were called "glossies" or "slicks". Pulp were most often priced at ten cents per ma

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Inherent Vice
Hard Magic (Grimnoir Chronicles, #1)
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1)
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)
Monster Hunter Legion (MHI, #4)
Fatale, Vol. 1: Death Chases Me
The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3)
Spellbound (Grimnoir Chronicles, #2)
Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2)
Fatale, Vol. 2: The Devil's Business
Mission of Honor (Honor Harrington, #12)
Ganymede (The Clockwork Century, #3)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter
Bloodshot (Cheshire Red Reports, #1)
The Black Beetle in No Way Out

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  • A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
    Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
    The Gods of Mars (Barsoom, #2)
    The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
    The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1)
    The Big Sleep
    The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3)
    Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
    The Man of Bronze (Doc Savage #1)
    The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
    The Zombie Room
    Dinocalypse Now (Dinocalypse Trilogy, #1)
    The Elephant Tree
    Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)
    The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2)
    Dreamers in Hell by Janet E. MorrisThe Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. HowardThe Battle of Ebulon by Shane PorteousThe Fish the Fighters and the Song-Girl by Janet E. MorrisSwords Against Darkness by Andrew J. Offutt
    Best Heroic Anthologies
    29 books — 22 voters

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    American Literature
    223 books — 140 voters
    The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E. HowardThe Savage Tales of Solomon Kane by Robert E. HowardHellboy by Scott AllieTales by H.P. LovecraftHellboy by Scott Allie
    Best of the Pulp Magazines
    68 books — 23 voters

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma by Donnie  SmithDeath by Zamboni by David David KatzmanGrundish and Askew by Lance CarbuncleA Coupla Shades of Taupe by Court BurbackUncle Sam’s Carnival of Copulating Inanimals by Kirk Jones
    Books That Make You Vomit With Joy!
    67 books — 76 voters
    Sinister Barrier by Eric Frank RussellThe Legion of Space by Jack WilliamsonPrelude to Space by Arthur C. ClarkeThe Amphibians - A Romance of 50,000 Years Hence by S. Fowler WrightThe World Below by S. Fowler Wright
    Galaxy Science Fiction Novels
    45 books — 1 voter


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    Isaac Asimov
    In Hamilton's The Universe Wreckers... it was in that novel that, for the first time, I learned Neptune had a satellite named Triton... It was from The Drums of Tapajos that I first learned there was a Mato Grosso area in the Amazon basin. It was from The Black Star Passes and other stories by John W. Campbell that I first heard of relativity. The pleasure of reading about such things in the dramatic and fascinating form of science fiction gave me a push toward science that was irresistible. It...more
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    Michael Moorcock
    We must be bound to one another then," Elric murmured despairingly. "Bound by hell-forged chains and fate-haunted circumstance. Well, then—let it be thus so—and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melinbone and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind—produced by an age which has deserted us. Let us give this age cause to hate us!
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