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    Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars by Harrison Stievers

The entire history of the The Purple Invasion, the War and Peace of the pulps which ran for over a year in the pages of OPERATOR #5 Loaded with illustrations from the original pulps.

Year: 2000
Genre: Hero Pulpson Pulp Fiction

    Fighting Crime One Dime at a Time by Ed Hulse

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective - these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process.

Year: 2017
Genre: on Pulp Fiction

    The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction by Ed Hulse

Illustrated with 750 magazine covers and original paintings, THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION presents a complete and lively history of this unique literary form, covering genres individually and identifying key titles, authors, and stories.

Year: 2018
Genre: on Pulp Fiction

 

 

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

Weird Talers by Bobby Derie on Pulp Fiction
Essays on Robert E. Howard and Others
1973Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life by Philip Jose Farmer Pulp Fiction, Secret History, on Pulp Fiction
1977The Weird Tales Story by Robert Weinberg on Pulp Fiction
1982Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini Mystery, on Writing, on Pulp Fiction
An Affectionate Guide to the "worst" in Mystery Fiction
1983The Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand Defective Detective, on Pulp Fiction
1987Son of Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini Mystery, on Writing, on Pulp Fiction
An Affectionate Guide to More of the "worst" in Mystery Fiction
1988The Dime Detectives by Ron Goulart on Pulp Fiction
A Comprehensive History Of The Detective Fiction Pulps
1997Six-Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini on Writing, Westerns, on Pulp Fiction
An Affectionate Guide to the "worst" in Western Fiction
2000Operator #5: The History of the Purple Wars by Harrison Stievers Hero Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
2001The Time Machines by Mike Ashley Science Fiction Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950
2004The Gernsback Days by Mike Ashley on Pulp Fiction
2005Transformations by Mike Ashley Science Fiction Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
2007Cheap Thrills by Ron Goulart on Pulp Fiction
The Amazing! Thrilling! Astonishing! History Of Pulp Fiction
2007Chronology of Shadows: A Timeline of The Shadow's Exploits by Rick Lai on Pulp Fiction
2007Gateways to Forever by Mike Ashley Science Fiction Pulps, on Pulp Fiction
The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980
2010The Revised Complete Chronology of Bronze by Rick Lai on Pulp Fiction
2011Dime Detective Companion by James L. Traylor on Pulp Fiction, Non-Fiction
2011Writings in Bronze by Will Murray on Pulp Fiction
2013Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work by Steve Behrends on Pulp Fiction
2017Fighting Crime One Dime at a Time by Ed Hulse on Pulp Fiction
The Great Pulp Heroes
2018A Comprehensive Index to Black Mask, 1920-1951 by E.R. Hagemann on Pulp Fiction
2018The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction by Ed Hulse on Pulp Fiction
2019Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask by Milton T. Shaw on Pulp Fiction
2020Clark Ashton Smith: A Comprehensive Bibliography by S.T. Joshi on Pulp Fiction

 

 

 


 

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