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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Black Ops (Expeditionary Force, #4)
Head Lopper, Vol. 1: The Island or A Plague of Beasts
Split the Party (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #2)
The Price You Pay
Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses
Starlight
Grunge (Monster Hunter Memoirs, #1)
The Shadow: Year One
Honky Tonk Samurai
Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead
Avengers of the Moon: A Captain Future Novel
Ghostwalkers (Deadlands, #1)
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Five Ghosts, Volume Two: Lost Coastlines (Five Ghosts, #2)
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Popular Pulp Books

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 Man of Bronze (Doc Savage, #1)
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3)
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
The Maltese Falcon
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
Red Harvest
The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2)
The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #5)
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Dead in the West by Joe R. LansdaleVengeance and Grace by Daniel R. HolladayA Paunch Full of Pesos by Norman CraneSavage Noir by Greg NorgaardBrackett Hollister by Quentin Wallace
Pulp Western
6 books — 6 voters

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Moist Market Paperbacks
106 books — 2 voters


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Cornell Woolrich
The preliminaries were out of the way, the creative process was about to begin. The creative process, that mystic life force, that splurge out of which has come the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, the Fantasie Impromptu, the Bayeux tapestries, Romeo and Juliet, the windows of Chartres Cathedral, Paradise Lost - and a pulp murder story by Dan Moody. The process is the same in all; if the results are a little uneven, that doesn't invalidate the basic similarity of origin.
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