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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

Welcome to the end

This is the first post on the post-apocalyptic book emporium blog. Expect many updates, covering everything you could hope for relating to the post-apocalypse. Our interests will include book reviews, film reviews, upcoming apocalyptic news and related fields like dystopian and steampunk genre fiction.

If you have any questions, please contact me. I’m interested in hearing other post-apocalyptic book suggestions, and am happy to review independent authors’ work, as an independent author myself.

You will also find original fiction on this site, including my own novels, serial fiction and short fiction. All within the genre you hope for. With all the bleakness and despair of the post-apocalypse – it’s time to revel in the end.