Science Fiction Required Readings

Pulp Magazines

(1920s - 1930s)

various

Exercise

For this reading and assignment, go to the website archive The Pulp Magazines Project. There are sooooo many pulp magazines out there, and most are various shades of delightful B-movie to downright “WTF?” Explore the website. View the images, perhaps look at the scholarly information, but make sure you get into the actual magazine archives. Pick a few issues, from various magazines and dates, and read/skim a few of the original scanned stories. For class discussion, we will be trying to figure out what qualities make something “pulp,” and how these qualities might be borrowed in our own modern media.

 

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