Pulpdom Online #6, Feb. 2015:
1941: the most pulps of any year,
the evolution of ARGOSY and
war for America. Read now—
Pulpdom Online continues the fundamental purpose of “celebrating and investigating pulp magazines and their authors” that began in Pulpdom back in January, 1997.
There is an Index to all 75 issues of Pulpdom (HERE). Use this Index to find a pulp by name, an author or some subject to identify an issue that has something to read. (If it’s in FC, let me know. They are not yet all on disk.)
Individual issues of Pulpdom are available for $2 as an e-mail attachment, or all 75 issues are available on a disk for $40 + $5 postage.
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I remember the 17 years and the thousands of hours it took to produce Pulpdom #1-75 (over 2000 pages of articles, book reviews, illustrated in color) and note that these paper and ink back issues weigh several pounds. But now, all are available on a single little disk that can be mailed, opened and read in color by almost any computer. . . it’s almost magic!
Pulpdom evolved from ERB-dom (first issue, May, 1960), which was a magazine about Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), the most famous pulp magazine writer of all time. Pulpdom, Son of ERB-dom developed a much more inclusive attitude over the years.
ERB-dom lasted 89 issues, ending in 1976. In 1988, I restarted The Fantasy Collector, with a name change to The Fantastic Collector, which reincorporated ERB-dom, and finally the name changed to Pulpdom in January 1997. Essentially, FC and Pulpdom was an irregular illustrated journal about the many other pulp authors besides ERB.
Pulpdom has discussed almost all the major pulp magazines ever published, from Argosy in Oct., 1896 to the last pulp in November, 1971. Dozens of famous and obscure authors of the ‘fantastic’ have been profiled, and dozens of single books of the more “fantastic” have been reviewed. The Index [HERE] really works, and will be improved.
For the last several years, noted pulp historian Mike Taylor has been the featured contributor to Pulpdom Online.
Thanks for reading.
—Camille “Caz” Cazedessus
FC and Pulpdom contents.
There is an index to my last 135 magazines [The Fantasy Collector, The Fantastic Collector, and Pulpdom] and it is seen HERE. It lists in three ways: 1. Pulp magazine title, 2. Author, 3. Miscellaneous articles. There are very few pulps or authors that have not been featured in one way or another, as you can see by perusing the index. Many issues contain reprints of old, obscure stories from the pulps. Our most famous reprints are the two SF novels of Homer Eon Flint: “The Planeteer” and “The King of Conserve Island,” and “After a Million Years” by Garret Smith. Pulpdom is also a magazine of art and illustration and hundreds of pulp covers have been reproduced in full color.
Pulp authors featured in Pulpdom & FC:
Horatio Alger, Fenton Ash, Frank Aubrey, H. Bedford-Jones, Edgar Rice Burroughs and his sons, J.B. Cabell, D.B. Chidsey, W.W.Cook, Merle Costiner, Ray Cummings, Lester Dent, J. Allan Dunn, James F. Dwyer, Allan V. Elston, George Allan England, Ralph Milne Farley, Phil Farmer, Homer E. Flint, Ganpat, Wm. Murray Graydon, Jackson Gregory, H.R. Haggard, Austin Hall, G.A. Henty, J&P Ingraham, Otis A. Kline, Harold Lamb, Murray Leinster, Fred MacIsaac, Johnston McCulley, A. Merritt, Frank A. Munsey, Talbot Mundy, W.M. Raine, Joel T. Rogers, Sax Rohmer, Theo. Roscoe, J.H. Rosny, C.A. Setzer, G.P. Serviss, Francis Stevens, Charles B. Stilson, Georges Surdez, A.P. Terhune and A.J. Wetjen. Many more, but shorter profiles or often just a detailed review of a specific book, many of which are (or were) very rare.
Pulp magazines featured in Pulpdom & FC
A. MERRITT’S FANTASY, ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE TRAILS, ARGOSY, ALL-STORY, AMERICAN BOY, BLUE BOOK, CAVALIER, COMET STORIES, COMPLETE STORIES, ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER, EVERYBODY’S, FLYNN’S & DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY, GOLDEN FLEECE, MAMMOTH ADVENTURE, MARVEL, NEW STORY & ALL-AROUND, POPULAR, SCIENCE & INVENTION, SCIENCE FICTION+, SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE, TALES OF WONDER, THRILL BOOK, TOP NOTCH as well as Western Pulps Before 1930 and some Railroad Pulps. See index for more titles and details.