Pulpdom is a little magazine (average 28 pages) about pulp magazines and their contributors, author profiles, and miscellaneous pulps with lots of color reproductions. It evolved from ERB-dom (first issue, May, 1960), which was a magazine about Edgar Rice Burroughs, the most famous pulp magazine writer of all time. ERB-dom lasted 89 issues, ending in 1976. In 1988, I restarted The Fantasy Collector, with a name change to The Fantastic Collector, which re-incorporated ERB-dom, and finally the name change to Pulpdom in January 1997. Essentially, FC and Pulpdom became an irregular illustrated journal about the many other pulp authors besides ERB. Pulpdom admittedly concentrates on the pre-1932 pulps, obscure authors of the ‘fantastic’, and particularly Argosy, All-Story and early Blue Book.
For the last several years, noted pulp historian Mike Taylor has been the featured contributor.
FC and Pulpdom contents.
There is an index to my last 133 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 100's of pulp covers have been reproduced in full color. All 73 back issues are available on disk at $1.00 each, postpaid.
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.
The Future of Pulpdom is Digital!
After all these years of publishing magazines on paper, it is now an “e-zine” and is available as an e-mail attachment. (An e-mail attachment takes several minutes for me to load and send, but is downloaded instantly.) If more than 2 or 3 issues are wanted, I put them on a disk at $1.00 each in Adobe Acrobat compressed format, and will mail the disk for $2.50. Future e-zine issues are $3.00 each. I expect to publish several more issues, generally concentrating on describing the contents of All-Story Weekly through 1919. There will be a celebratory final issue that will feature the last unpublished Kaspa, The Lion Man novel by C.T. Stoneham.
Payment for future and past issues is best accomplished through PayPal to me. The first 73 issues (1997–2013) are available on disk for $73.00, postpaid. That disk includes the Index to Pulpdom #’s 1–73.
A disk containing Fantasy/Fantastic Collector issues (1988–1996) is in the works, but is not yet available.
You may pay through Paypal.com to that email.