The Pulp Magazines Project has just added 8 issues of “dime novels” and “nickel weeklies” published between 1892 and 1922 to its website. The titles include Frank Reade Library, Tip Top Weekly, Nick Carter Weekly, Deadwood Dick Library, Buffalo Bill Stories, All-Sports Library, All Around Weekly, and Wild West Weekly.
To view them, click here.
Publishers represented by this group include Street & Smith, Beadle & Adams, The Winner Library Co., Frank Tousey, and Harry E. Wolff. Information and metadata listed alongside each issue includes publication date, year established, publisher, and an estimated total number of issues published.
For more information on the dime novels as a 19th-century publishing phenomenon, check out Tim DeForest’s chapter on “Dime Novels,” from Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio: How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America (2004). It can be accessed through GoogleBooks here.
With the addition of 10 new issues of Adventure (Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite pulp) from 1911-25, the digital archive of the Pulp Magazines Project has reached 300 individual issues. As of Sept. 2014, the archive includes 85 titles from over two dozen publishers, with its special features on Comic Books & Pulp Publishers; Snappy, Spicy, and Girlie Pulps; and Pulp, Slick, & Book-Paper Magazines. In these latest issues of Adventure, “America’s No. 1 Pulp“, we have novels and short stories by John Buchan (Jun. 1911), W.C. Tuttle (Aug. 1916), Edgar Wallace (Apr. 3, 1918), Hugh Pendexter (Jul. 18, 1918), Charles Beadle (Aug. 3, 1918), Talbot Mundy (Aug. 18, 1918), Arthur O. Friel (Dec. 3, 1919), H. Bedford-Jones (Aug. 10, 1925), and many more.
The Pulp Magazines Project wishes to thank the Pulpscans Group, Digital Pulp Preservation, the Digital Comic Museum, Newsstand: 1925, and Conrad First for all their help.
The Pulp Magazines Project has added 10 new issues (and 1 new SF title) to its full-text digital archive. They are the Jan., Mar., May, & Nov. 1939; Jan. & May 1940; Nov. 1941; Jun. 1946; and Jan. & May 1947 issues of Startling Stories, feat. works by Stan Weinbaum (Jan. 1939), Otis Adelbert Kline (Guest Editorial-“Prophets of Science” Jan. 1939), Ed Hamilton (May 1939), Robert Bloch (Nov. 1941), Henry Kuttner (Jun. 1946), Murray Leinster (Jan. 1947), and Robert A. Heinlein (May 1947) among others.
This brings the total number of full-text issues available on the PMP website to 282. In related news, the PMP website was migrated to a new server last week, which should result in faster download times, esp. for those large (50+ MB) PDF files.
The Pulp Magazines Project has added 12 new issues to its full-text digital archive, representing 5 major pulp magazine titles published by the Frank A. Munsey Co. (NY) between 1913 and 1940.
They include flagship titles Argosy (Mar. 27, 1920; feat. Ray Cummings, “The Right Thing”); The All-Story (Dec. 1913; feat. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warlord of Mars, Pt. 1/4); and Argosy All-Story Weekly (Dec. 1, Dec. 8, & Dec. 15, 1923; and Sept. 15, 1928)—in addition to Railroad Stories (May 1934; Feb. & Apr. 1935; and Apr. 1936); and the sf reprint magazine, Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Jan. & Feb. 1940).
Also, be sure to check out the history of Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Sept. 1939-Jun. 1953), the Munsey sf “reprint magazine… that introduced a new generation of readers to the scientific romances, lost civilizations, and otherworldly love stories of the early 20th century” (Nathan Vernon Madison, VCU).
And finally, in April, 6 new issues of Wonder Stories Quarterly (Sum. & Fall 1930; Spr., Fall, & Win. 1931; and Spr. 1932) were also made available on the site. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.
The Pulp Magazines Project has added 9 new issues to its full-text digital archive. They include the Jun. & Jul. 1940, and Aug. 1941 issues of Blue Book, feat. Dornford Yates’s When the Devil Drives (Jul. 1940); the Aug. 1946 and Jan. 1947 issues of Exciting Western, feat. W.C. Tuttle’s Trail of the Flame (Jan. 1947); and 4 new issues of Jungle Stories (Spr. 1946; and Spr., Fall, & Win. 1948), feat. stories by John Peter Drummond (Kigor, Jungle Lord) and Edgar Wallace (Sanders of the River).
This brings the total number of full-text magazines available on the PMP website to 254. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.
The Pulp Magazines Project has added 10 new issues (and 4 new over-sized pulp titles) to its full-text digital archive. They include the Win.-Fall 1928 issues of Amazing Stories Quarterly, feat. A. Hyatt Verrill’s The World of the Giant Ants (Fall 1928); the Nov. 1946 issue of Mammoth Adventure, feat. Tom W. Blackburn’s The Cassock and the Sword; the January 1946 issue of Mammoth Mystery; the Summer 1932 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly, feat. Raymond Gallum’s “The Menace from Mercury”; and 3 new issues of Planet Stories (May & Jul. 1951, and Jan. 1954). This brings the total number of full-text magazines available on the PMP website to 245.
And finally, in October and January, histories for Planet Stories and Dynamic Science Stories (Nathan Vernon Madison, VCU) were made available as well. For further news and updates to the site, along with a complete list of issues and title histories posted, check out our News & Updates page here.
The Pulp Magazines Project has added 6 new Western pulp titles (8 new complete issues) to its full-text digital archive. These include All Western Magazine (Apr.-Jun. 1950; feat. Ernest Haycox, The Feudists); Exciting Western (Sept. 1947; featuring W.C. Tuttle, Alias Adam Jones); Fifteen Western Tales (Jan. 1953); Masked Rider Western (Winter 1945 & Nov. 1950); Ten Story Western (December 1949; feat. Tom Roan, Yellow Devil Starves Tonight!); and Two-Gun Western (Novels) (Apr. 1942 & Nov. 1955).
For more information on the history of Western pulp magazines, check out John A. Dinan’s The Pulp Western: A Popular History of the Western Fiction Magazine in America. For an excellent memoir on writing for the Western pulps, see Pulp Writer: Twenty Years of Writing for the American Grub Street, by Paul S. Powers.