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During the fifty years of the pulp era, these were the leaders--Adventure, Argosy, Blue Book, Short Stories, The Popular Magazine, Famous Fantastic Mysteries and West. They were edited and packaged with loving care and consistently reflected the best that rough-paper magazines had to offer. American readers, ravenous for escapist entertainment, devoured them in weekly or monthly intervals. Here are six lengthy, in-depth surveys of these most prestigious, all-fiction magazines. Considerably revised and expanded from their original appearances in the award-winning journal Blood 'N' Thunder, these essays reflect scholarly devotion and fannish enthusiasm in equal measure.
During the pulp era--roughly the first five decades of the 20th century--more than one thousand all-fiction magazines reached the nation’s newsstands, if only for a single issue. Of that number, just a couple dozen attained any reputation for literary quality, and fewer than half that many regularly published stories considered to be on a par with those accepted by the prestigious “slick” magazines.
Here the authors chart the evolutions of these and several other periodicals of comparable quality, noting the memorable authors, stories, and characters that paraded across their woodpulp pages, entertaining readers through two World Wars and a Great Depression.
Pride of the Pulps, profusely illustrated with cover art and interior illustrations from the pulp magazines under consideration, is the first volume in Blood 'N' Thunder Presents, a series of book-length histories of vintage American popular culture as reflected in books, magazines, comic strips, radio dramas, and motion pictures.
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Item Code BLOT01 Publisher Murania Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781546819264 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 218pg Color Text/b&w