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Bigger than Life: The Creator of Doc Savage
In this biography, Marilyn Cannaday recreates the life and times of Lester Dent, a little-known giant of the pulp magazine era of U.S. popular literature. From 1929 to 1959, Dent wrote and sold millions of words of fiction—wildly colorful action stories with sea, air and western settings, adventure and suspense novels. His most famous serial character was supehero Doc Sava ...more
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published June 15th 1990 by Popular Press 1
(first published 1990)
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I've attached myself maybe a bit too strongly to Lester Dent, using his Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot as the basis for my online Pulp Fiction Workshop, but even for you non pulp fans, this well researched and personal biography is a fascinating look at a real, working author from an age when you could make a living writing for fiction magazines. And Dent led a life almost as full of adventure as Doc Savage. Authors, take note!