Recently, a reader of this blog reached out to me and asked for suggestions for pulp authors to read, having exhausted this blog. Part of this blog is for him and other passers-by. But first, the flappers
A review of the book:
Louis L’Amour takes a look back on the history and mythology of one the most enduring icons of the American West.
CGC has been preparing to make pulps collectibles. Part of that process is building the right technology to slab pulps. This video discusses the challenges of that, their solution to the problem, and the vexed question of how to grade pulps. All interesting topics.
Still, I can’t help feeling that the contents of the pulps are ignored in favor of their covers way too much.
And now for your
Both my issue reviews and pulp author articles usually have suggestions on what to read. And sometimes, what not to read. A recent sample:
Crime fiction is a popular genre, and Bob Byrne is your guide.
Bob reviews crime fiction at Black Gate, frequently posting on series characters from the pulps. More posts from Bob here:
It’s rare that you see pulp fanzines being reviewed. Pulp.Net has been doing a stellar job. The two part post below has plenty of suggestions for readers.
And for more of the same, see
Like what you saw above? Science fiction and fantasy fans can find plenty more reviews of short stories here: https://sffremembrance.com/category/short-story-reviews/
Action. Adventure. Science Fiction. Tim deForest covers plenty of stories in his in-depth reviews.
As does the Paperback Warrior, a blog/podcast. Their last 3 pulp story reviews came from Blue Book, Strange Stories and Jungle Stories. Quite the variety. You can find them at:
Also focusing on short science fiction, mostly from the digest era (1955-1980s)
Before you go away, take some time to read through this humorous look at Lovecraftian horror.