Pulpdom has Evolved!
Pulpdom #75, August, 2013, is the final traditional printed-on-paper issue. Hereafter, the fundamental purpose of celebrating and investigating pulp magazines and their authors will be conducted in Pulpdom Online, the first one of which is included here for free.
There is an Index to all 75 issues and to all 61 issues of The Fantasy Collector/Fantastic Collector (1988 to 1996) that preceeded Pulpdom (HERE). Use this Index to find a pulp, an author or a name to identify an issue that contains that subject.
At last, Pulpdom #1 to #75 are available as e-mail attachments for $2 each via PayPal. Please use: email@example.com and note which issues you want. It takes me about four minutes to send it as an attachment to your e-mail address. Please don't ask for multiple issues by attachment without prior arrangement. (I will print any back issue for $20. The real cost is in Xerox printer maintenance, though ink is not cheap. )
In addition, the entire contents of the first 75 issues are available on disk for $75. Use firstname.lastname@example.org and PayPal to order this disk—postage is free.
This Spring the 61 issues of The Fantasy Collector/Fantastic Collector will be available as PDFs, complete on disk for $61, or single issues e-mailed for $2 each.
And check back in March for Pulpdom Online #2 !
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 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.