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 mag

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New Releases Tagged "Pulp"

The Shadow
Friend of the Devil: A Reckless Book
Reckless
Black Ops (Expeditionary Force, #4)
Mavericks (Expeditionary Force, #6)
Armageddon (Expeditionary Force Book 8)
Renegades (Expeditionary Force, #7)
Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead
The Price You Pay
Call of Cthulhu: Horror Roleplaying (Call of Cthulhu RPG)
Forever and a Death
Sinners (Monster Hunter Memoirs, #2)
The Knife Slipped (Cool and Lam #1.5)
Quarry in the Black (Quarry #13)
The Nice Guys: The Official Movie Novelization
The Night Silver River Run Red
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
The Gods of Mars (Barsoom #2)
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1)
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
The Man of Bronze (Doc Savage, #1)
The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3)
The Big Sleep
The Maltese Falcon
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Red Harvest (The Continental Op #1)
The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #2)
The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu (Fu Manchu #1)
The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2)
At the Earth's Core
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Femmes Fatales [Feminist Press]
15 books — 8 voters
Lost Horizon by James HiltonThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonThe Call of the Wild by Jack LondonAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Classic Adventure - 1850-1950
42 books — 6 voters

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The Best of New Pulp
171 books — 153 voters
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Best Classic SF Novels (1930-1950)
63 books — 101 voters

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182 books — 36 voters
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Green Hornet
46 books — 2 voters


China Miéville
Dismissing fantasy writing because some of it is bad is exactly like saying I'm not reading Jane Eyre because it is a romance and I know romance is crap. ...more
China Miéville

Alan Moore
When the gap between the world of the city and the world my grandfather had presented to me as right and good became too wide and depressing to tolerate, I'd turn to my other great love, which was pulp adventure fiction. Despite the fact that [he] would have had nothing but scorn and loathing for all of those violent and garish magazines, there was a sort of prevailing morality in them that I'm sure he would have responded to. The world of Doc Savage and The Shadow was one of absolute values, wh ...more
Alan Moore, Watchmen

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The GLAHW Pulp Horror Review This is the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers book club, where we take a look at short f…more
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Retro Horror Discussion of horror fiction from the 70's, 80's, and 90's - or really just any good pulp horror…more
8 members, last active one year ago
Point Blank Noir, hardboiled and pulp. This is the reading group linked to the Point Blank podcast. If you…more
122 members, last active 3 months ago
The Cromcast Book Club A place for everyone to discuss the stories that being covered on the show, along with whatever …more
9 members, last active 6 years ago
Vincula
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Flash Fiction #2 - Jackie and the Case of the Missing Sippy Cup
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