Archive for Apocalypse Pulp

Coming soon: The Rest of the World

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It’s been two days since they stopped waking up. The whole world has changed.

Coming soon, Post-Apocalypse Pulp Volume 1: The Rest of the World treads the border between apocalypse and post-apocalypse. Picking up a few days after the majority of the world’s population started dying, it looks at insomnia in the extreme: as something’s changed, and those who go to sleep will never wake up again. Read more

Pilgrimage of the Damned: an online serial saga

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Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2012 onwards
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, serial, religious/dark comedy.
Threat: Unexplained insanity.
Two words: Serial saga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online serial, Pilgrimage of the Damned, has been recommended as an Editor’s Pick on online serial fiction site JukePop Serials. This free website is a great source of ongoing fiction accessible to all, covering a number of genres, so it’s great to see my post-apocalyptic saga being so well received there. The serial follows the union of two wayward survivors in a British wasteland: one a no-nonsense young lady doing what she has to to survive, the other a man who is convinced he is already dead. Read more

What is pulp fiction in books and magazines?

pulp fiction booksSay the words pulp fiction to anyone post-1994 and they’re likely to think of the Tarantino movie, whose use of the name has effectively given it an entirely different standing in modern culture. But long before that iconic film, pulp fiction was a thriving business in the publishing industry, as escapist fiction in books and magazines that readers regularly tuned in to to tune out of everyday life. It was responsible for laying the groundwork for many of the stories explored on this website, so it’s worth knowing about!

This fiction was published in the early 20th century, printed on cheap paper (literally coming from a wooden pulp) with a throwaway concept. Its rapid demands for writing encouraged hard and fast creative talent, which had a heavy influence on the emergence of new writers in the middle of the 20th century. In particular, science fiction genres, crime genres, adventures and romances had strong roots in pulp fiction. Read more