The Inception of Some of the Greatest Writers and Stories of the 20th Century begin in Pulp Magazines
Pulp magazines were inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term "pulp" refers to the low-quality paper the magazines had to use to maintain low pricing.
Pulp magazines were the predecessors to today's comic books and were very popular during the first half of the 20th century. They tended to feature stories in genres such as detective fiction, romance, and science fiction. Some famous pulp magazines include Black Mask, Weird Tales, and Astounding
Pulp Fiction Magazines
Argosy Magazine was one of the first adventure pulp fiction magazines, debuting in 1896. Very popular in its day, it featured stories of derring-do from around the world. Many of the stories it published went on to become classics in the genre. The magazine helped to launch the careers of many famous authors, including Edgar Rice Burroughs and Sax Rohmer.
If Magazine was a science fiction magazine published from 1952 to 1974. It was edited by James L. Quinn from 1952 to 1957, and then by Frederik Pohl until the end. Famous stories included "The Silent Towns" by Fitz-James O'Brien, "The Other Foot" by Ray Bradbury, "The Last Lonely Man" by Robert Silverberg and more.
Wonder Stories Magazine was a pulp magazine that was published from 1930-1936. It was created by Hugo Gernsback and featured stories in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres by authors such as H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine was a science fiction magazine published from 1950 to 1980. Horace Gold, who was its first editor, founded the publication. First published by Galaxy Publishing Corporation, it was later sold to World Publishing Company. Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine had high quality stories, and was one of the most popular science fiction magazines of its time.
Weird Tales Magazine was a pulp magazine published from March 1923 to September 1954. The magazine specialized in fantasy, horror, and science fiction stories. It's considered to be one of the most influential magazines in the genre. Many of the stories published in the magazine went on to become classics. Weird Tales Magazine helped to discover and launch the careers of many famous authors. Authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Ray Bradbury.
Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror began in 1931 and ran until 1933, published by Clayton Publications, a company based in New York City. The magazine featured tales of suspense, science fiction, and horror stories. Some notable names who appeared in Strange Tales were Hugh B. Cave, Henry Whitehead and Hans Wessolowski, "Wesso".
The Best Magazines are Old Pulp Magazines
These magazines are old, sometimes not very pretty, and not even the best quality. But there is no denying that there's something about old pulp magazines that captivates people in a way that other things just can't.