Scientifiction. It’s not a word that just rolls off your tongue.
But that’s the portmanteau that Hugo Gernsback created back in 1926 before science fiction was known as science fiction.Read More
Our latest installment of Great Pulp Art takes a turn toward a dark corner of the pulps.Read More
Adventure first appeared in November 1910 and continued as a pulp for 753 issues, until March 1953. (After that, it segued into a run-of-the-mill men’s adventure magazine.)
In addition to its acclaimed stories, Adventure also featured Great Pulp Art on many of its covers.
Today’s installment features the September 1913 number of Adventure. It’s not your typical pulp cover.Read More
I don’t write much about the western pulp genre. While I enjoy a good movie western, I haven’t had the urge to read much in the way of western fiction.
But that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the Great Pulp Art that graced the covers of the western pulps.
Western-themed pulps were certainly popular. There were over 165 different pulp titles in print between 1919 (when Street & Smith‘s Western Story Magazine debuted) and the end of the pulp era in the late 1950s (though some titles, particularly Ranch Romances, continued through the 1960s).Read More
The first three covers of Oriental Stories must have almost jumped off the newsstand for someone browsing for reading material in late 1930 and early ’31.
They are bright, rainbow-colored and visually unlike any other pulp cover.Read More
Today’s installment of Great Pulp Art is a Halloween one.
Having spent a lot of time watching TV while growing up, I had a regular dose of horror and science fiction movies from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. This cover for the October 1949 number of Amazing Stories always makes me think of those films.Read More