Pulp Science Fiction Books

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Pulp Science Fiction is a term that describes a period of publishing in the 1930s-1950s when science fiction magazines were published on cheap paper. These books are low on scientific ideas/real science and high on action, adventure and saving the princess sort of tropes. These days, there is a certain romanticism about the Pulp Science fiction period of the 30's to 50's. Some modern science fiction writers pay homage to what some call the start of the science fiction era.
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Lensman Series

by Edward E. Smith

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In the not too distance future, while fleets of commercial space ships travel between the planets of numerous solar systems, a traveler named Virgil Samms visits the planet Arisia. There he becomes the first wearer of the Lens, the almost-living symbol of the forces of law and order. As the first Lensman, Samms helps to form the Galactic Patrol, a battalion of Lensmen who are larger than life heroes. These solders are the best of the best, with incredible skills, stealth, and drive. They are dedicated and incorruptible fighters who are willing to die to protect the universe from the most horrific threat it has ever known. Read by Reed McColm. 10 CD's 11 Hrs.

A Princess Of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.


by H. P. Lovecraft

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
--H. P. LOVECRAFT, "Supernatural Horror in Literature"

Howard Phillips Lovecraft forever changed the face of horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a remarkable series of stories as influential as the works of Poe, Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. His chilling mythology established a gateway between the known universe and an ancient dimension of otherworldly terror, whose unspeakable denizens and monstrous landscapes--dread Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, the Plateau of Leng, the Mountains of Madness--have earned him a permanent place in the history of the macabre.

In Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, a pantheon of horror and fantasy's finest authors pay tribute to the master of the macabre with a collection of original stories set in the fearsome Lovecraft tradition:

¸  The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft: The slumbering monster-gods return to the world of mortals.
¸  Notebook Found in a Deserted House by Robert Bloch: A lone farmboy chronicles his last stand against a hungering backwoods evil.
¸  Cold Print by Ramsey Campbell: An avid reader of forbidden books finds a treasure trove of deadly volumes--available for a bloodcurdling price.
¸  The Freshman by Philip José Farmer: A student of the black arts receives an education in horror at notorious Miskatonic University.


Man Of Bronze

by Kenneth Robeson

The Man of Bronze's origin story is revealed in the classic Lester Dent novels that launched the superhero genre, in an extra-length volume commemorating the 75th anniversary of Doc Savage's pulp debut. First, in "The Man of Bronze", the mysterious death of his father leads Doc to the Central American republic of Hidalgo where they discover a lost Mayan empire in the mythical Valley of the Vanished. Can Doc defeat the Feathered Serpent and the Red Death and free King Chaac and the beautiful Princess Monja? Then, in "The Land of Terror", Doc Savage trails the murderous master villain Kar, who controls the deadly Smoke of Eternity, to prehistoric Thunder Island where Doc and his men fight for their very survival against terrifying dinosaurs. In honor of the Man of Bronze's 75th anniversary, this special commemorative edition reprints the classic James Bama cover painting that launched the 1960s Doc Savage revival, along with all the features of the pulp cover edition, interior illustrations by Paul Orban, a never-before-published foreword and autobiographical essay by Lester Dent, and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray.

Doc Savage

by Will Murray

Doc Savage returns from his Fortress of Solitude to discover the cold corpse of King Kong lying on his doorstep. He stuns his men when he reveals that he knows this creature. The story of how Doc Savage first ventured to Skull Island back in 1920 comprises this epic adventure of how Doc Savage first became the Man of Bronze!

Armageddon 2419 A.d

by Philip Francis Nowlan

3 avg rating
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Space Hawk

by Anthony Gilmore

THE SPACE HAWK SERIES includes four 'Hawk Carse' adventures by Anthony Gilmore and D.W. Hall. Hawk Carse is a swashbuckling spaceman, in the vein of Buck Rogers or Superman. Includes an active table of contents with back-linking for easy navigation.

• Hawk Carse
• The Affair of the Brains
• The Bluff of the Hawk
• The Passing of Ku Sui

Harry Bates (1900-1980) wrote under variety of pseudonyms, including Anthony Gilmore. He published heavily in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and also served as editor of ASTOUNDING STORIES with D.W. Hall during that time. He is best remembered for his interplanetary hero Hawk Carse, a he-man figure along the lines of Buck Rogers or Superman. One of his short stories served as the basis for the 1951 science fiction film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.'

Perry Rhodan

by Frank Borsch

A Breathtaking Space Opera in Six Volumes. After a tragic accident, Perry Rhodan encounters a gigantic spaceship of unknown origin. With a small team of specialists he enters the ship and attempts to unravel its mystery. They discover that the starship - home to countless generations of human refugees - launched 50,000 years ago from the legendary prehistoric continent of Lemuria. Byt what was the destination of this journey?

Amazing Stories Magazine

by Editors of People Magazine

Krishna Thompson saw the fin, felt the chomp and felt himself being pulled underwater. His first thought? "I can't believe there's a shark on my leg!" Held hostage by a bank robber, Paul Hardy grabbed the gun and fought for his life ("He started biting my hand and arm; money was flying everywhere"). Peter Beard couldn't outrun a stampeding elephant ("Her tusk went right through my thigh"), Marc Dupavillion's sloop was no match for a 70 foot wave ("The boat just lifted out of the water and got slammed on its side"). Edna Wilks wishes she hadn't gone swimming that night in Florida ("I saw the alligator's head; I didn't have time to scream").

The Death Of Captain Future

by Allen Steele

[A "Near Space" Tale] Union laborer Rohr Furland begrudgingly takes a job on a space freighter piloted by Captain Future, an immature and slightly-crazed ship captain with an obsession for early 20th-century science fiction novels. When they receive a distress call from a nearby space station, Furland and the first officer blend the dangers of reality into the Captain's fantasy world. SF Chronicle Poll Nominee, Seiun Award Winner, Hugo Award Winner, Locus Poll Award Nominee, Nebula Award Nominee

Captain Future

by Edmond Hamilton

TABLE OF CONTETS Introduction by Bertil Falk "Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones" (Captain Future, Win 41) "Star Trail to Glory" (Captain Future, Spr 41) "Magician of Mars" (Captain Future, Sum 41) "The Lost World of Time" (Captain Future, Fll 41) "The Future of Captain Future" Artwork Gallery

Weird Tales

by Various

WEIRD TALES contains 101 stories of horror, hauntings, the occult, the supernatural, the strange, and the outlandish. May of these stories are from the pages of Weird Tales and other classic magazines which brought the work of masters like H.P. Lovecraft, Seabury Quinn, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, and many others to the public. Includes an active table of contents.
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