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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Archive Reaches 78 Issues

The Pulp Magazines Project is well on the way to posting its 100th individual issue. As of April 2012, there are over 75 magazines available on the website as high-quality, full-text, cover-to-cover scans. They represent 40 different titles from 22 publishers, 16 magazine editors, over a dozen genres, and hundreds of individual authors. There are stories by John Buchan, Djuna Barnes, H.G. Wells, Rider Haggard, Albert Payson Terhune, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Ray Cummings, A.L. Burkholder, Seabury Quinn, Blasco Ibanez, H. Bedford Jones, Baroness Orczy, and Captain Dingle. There are adventure, romance, western, SF, sea, aviation, weird, horror, sport, detective, and girlie pulps. We have Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite pulp, Adventure, and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s favorite pulp, Detective Story. There are British pulps, East Coast pulps, and pulps published in Chicago. There are long-running pulp titles like Argosy and Ranch Romances, and there are one-shot flops like Basketball Stories.

Importantly, they show the dizzying variety of fiction, poetry, and even non-fiction that was published for over half a century in the pulp magazines. And these are just the beginning.

Magazines now available on the Project’s website include:

Love Story Magazine (Mar. 10 and Oct. 20, 1934; Mar. 30, 1935); “I Confess” (Jan. 12, 1923); Ranch Romances (Sept. 1, 1933; Mar. 1, 1943; and Feb. 11, 1944); Amazing Stories (April 1928); The Argosy (Nov. 1908; Albert Payson Terhune, From Flag to Flag, Pt. 1/4); Sea Stories Magazine (August 1929); Western Story Magazine (June 5, 1926); Out of this World Adventures (July and Dec. 1950); Planet Stories (Fall 1944); Jungle Stories (Summer 1950); Indian Stories (Winter 1950); Ghost Stories (Jan. 1927); Basketball Stories (Winter 1937); Argosy All-Story Weekly (Oct. 21, 1922; Ray Cummings, The Fire People, Pt. 1/5); All-Story Weekly (June 19, 1920; Ray Cummings, The Light Machine); The Frontier (May 1926); Detective Story Magazine (Aug. 27, 1921); Adventure (Oct. 1915; Albert Payson Terhune, From the ‘Tip’ of the Rocket); Hutchinson’s Story Magazine (UK; July 1919; Rider Haggard, She Meets Allan, Pt. 1/9); The Merry Magazine (UK; March 1929); Wonder Stories (Dec. 1930; Jan.-Aug. 1931; Oct. 1931; Aug. 1932); Amazing Stories (Oct.-Nov. 1926); Amazing Stories (April-Sept. 1926); Famous Fantastic Mysteries (Aug./ Oct.-Dec. 1939); Fight Stories (June 1928, Sept. 1930, and Aug./ Oct. 1949); Flying Stories (May 1929); Thrilling Adventures (July 1932); Weird Tales (Aug./ Sept. 1936; REH, Red Nails, Pt. 2/3); Weird Tales (July 1937); Weird Tales (Feb. 1938; REH, Haunting Columns); Air Stories (August 1927; 1st Aviation Pulp); Astounding Stories (Feb. 1932; Ray Cummings, Wandl, The Invader, Pt. 1/4); Frontier Stories (May 1927); Breezy Stories (March 1916); Green Book (March 1912); Short Stories (Aug. 10, 1926); World Fiction (Nov. 1922; Blasco Ibanez, A Wedding Serenade); Wonder Stories (Aug. 1934; A.L. Burkholder, Dimensional Fate); Ginger Stories (Feb. 1930); Amazing Stories (Dec. 1926; H.G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon [r], Pt. 1/3); Detective Story Magazine (Mar. 5, 1916); Live Stories (May 1919); Snappy Stories (Mar. 3, 1916) New Story (July 1914; H. Bedford Jones, A Discord in Avalon); People’s Story (Nov. 25, 1922; Captain Dingle, The Redheads); The All-Story Weekly (June 5, 1915; John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Pt. 1/2); Top-Notch Magazine (October 17, 1917); Adventure (Aug. 3, 1919; Baroness Orczy, Needs Must); The Argosy (Aug. 1905; Albert Payson Terhune, The Fugitive, Pt. 1/4); Blue Book (Aug. 1916); The Cavalier Weekly (Sept. 28, 1912); and The Popular Magazine (December 1908; H.G. Wells, Tono-Bungay, Pt. 4/5).

The Pulp Magazines Project wishes to thank the Pulpscans Group, Digital Pulp Preservation, the Digital Comic MuseumNewsstand: 1925, and Conrad First for all their help.

Cheers everybody, keep on scanning, and enjoy pulps.

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