The Pulps and Paperback Novels
These popular forms of fiction were the forerunners of much of today's genre fiction.
Dime Novels and Penny
Dreadfuls - Stanford University's collection of these early forms of American genre
The Pulp Net - A guide to the online world of pulp magazines.
Where did science fiction come from? A primer on the pulps. - An article on the history of pulp fiction by Jess Nevins.
The Pulp Magazine Project - Much information about pulp magazines.
The Pulp Magazine Archive - You may read pulp magazines online.
How Pulp Science Fiction Cover Art Got Its Sense of Wonder - A history of the development of science fiction pulp cover art. This is the first in a series; make sure you look for the next installment Robots, Mad Scientists and Damsels: Astounding Pulp Cover Art. These articles are from IO9.
Tales from the Vault - Canadian pulp fiction from 1940 - 1952. This site is by the National Library of Canada.
Vintage Paperbacks - Images of the covers of many, many pulp fiction paperbacks.
The Frank R. Paul Gallery - an excellent collection of covers by this pioneer science fiction illustrator. Edward Stratemeyer - American author and founder of the Stratemeyer syndicate which published many juvenile fiction series such as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. The
Literature Network has a biography and links to his works available online.
The Street & Smith
Project - Project to preserve the pulp fiction produced by Street & Smith.
American Women's Dime Novel Project - Dime novels for women, 1870 - 1920.
Pulp's Big Moment - The rise in popularity of the paperback novel in American after 1939. This is an article by Lewis Menand in the The New Yorker, Jan. 5, 2015.
The George Kelly Paperback and
Pulp Fiction Collection - Lockwood Memorial Library at the University of Buffalo.
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls - The Kent State Department of Special Collections and Archives.
The Library of Congress Pulp Fiction Collection - The Library of
Congress has a huge collection of pulp magazines published between the 1920's and the 1950's.
A Collection of Value: Mass Market Paperbacks at the Library of Congress
The Russel B. Nye Collection - at the University of Michigan. This collection contain pulp fiction, mystery novels, science fiction, and comic books.
Israeli Pulp Fiction Collection - At Arizona State University.
PulpFest - Pittsburgh, PA, July 26 - 29, 2018. A gathering of fans of pulp fiction.
Edgar Rice Burroughs - The creator of Tarzan and other
Robert E. Howard - The creator of Conan the Barbarian.
This site is maintained by Linda Bertland, school librarian,
Philadelphia, PA. Please address any comments, additions, or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org