Pulp Fiction will likely hold up generations from now, but the resonance of its title may already be lost to history. Acquiring the name from the cheap paper on which they were printed, pulp magazines might be said, in large part, to have shaped the pop culture of our contemporary world, publishing respected authors like H. Wells and Jules Verne and many an unknown newcomer, some of whom became household names in certain houses , like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Philip K. Beginning in the late 19th century, the pulps opened up the publishing space that became flooded with comic books and popular novels like those of Stephen King and Michael Crichton in the latter half of the twentieth century. They varied widely in quality and subject matter but all share certain preoccupations. Sexual taboos are explored in their naked essence or through various genre devices.
5 Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines You Should Be Reading
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We've drooled over vintage pulp science fiction art from the likes of Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul , and Ed Emshwiller b efore. But this mostly black and white interior artwork, scanned and posted to Flickr by user Frederick Barr , is just astonishing.