Science-fiction author Paul A. Carter died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Kingman, Ariz. He was 90.
Carter’s earliest work of fiction, “The Last Objective,” appeared in the August 1946 number of Astounding, though he had numerous letters published in a number of sf pulps prior to that. “The Last Objective” was adapted in 1951 for NBC radio’s Dimension X anthology series.
In addition to writing fiction for the pulps and, later, digests, Carter authored The Creation of Tomorrow: Fifty Years of Magazine Science Fiction, published in 1977. It looked at the impact of pulp magazines on the genre of sf from the 1920s through the 1970s. Kirkus Review, at the time, called The Creation of Tomorrow “an important book: invaluable from a bibliographer’s standpoint, of commanding interest for any serious student of science fiction.”Read More
Longtime pulp collector and historian Robert Weinberg died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. He had been in poor health for a number of years.
In addition to being a fiction and comic-book writer and book dealer, Weinberg edited or co-edited a number of pulp-related reprint anthologies, including his Pulp Classics chapbook series, Hard-Boiled Detectives: 23 Great Stories from ‘Dime Detective Magazine’, Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames, and Rivals of ‘Weird Tales’.”
He also published Pulp, a chapbook fanzine on the pulps from 1970 through 1981, and wrote The ‘Weird Tales’ Story, a history of the “Unique Magazine” in 1977.
Weinberg, who was born Aug. 29, 1946, was 70.Read More
I logged into Facebook last night around 11 p.m. and was shocked to see that Audrey Parente had shared in the Southern Pulpsters group a post that artist, writer, and editor Michael R. Hudson had died suddenly an hour or so earlier. He was 61.Read More
Jon Tuska, an anthologist and historian of the pulp western, died Jan. 18, 2016, at his home in Portland, Ore., after a brief battle with cancer. He was 73.Read More
Jon Arfstrom, likely the last surviving artist for the original Weird Tales, died Wednesday, Dec. 2. He was 87.
Arfstrom got his start with fantasy illustrations in fanzines in the late 1940s. His interior artwork first appeared in Weird Tales, as well as sf and fantasy digests, in 1950; his first cover was January 1952. A more extensive profile of Arfstrom appears on the PulpFest website.
He was the special guest at PulpFest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, in August. At the con, Arfstrom participated in a question-and-answer presentation with artist and pulp art historian David Saunders.Read More
GONE MISSING: Well, it looks as though John Olsen‘s “The Shadow in Review” website wasn’t the only victim of Comcast’s elimination of its personal web pages.
If you looked through ThePulp.Net recently, you might have noticed quite a few links with strikethroughs, which indicated they are broken. Many were Comcast sites, such as Scott Cranford‘s Doc Savage FAQ, and a number of pulp pages run by Clark Holloway.Read More