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Pulp magazines, often called simply "pulps", were cheap, often sensationalistic and/or exploititive magazines published in the 1930s - 1950s. The name comes from the cheap woodpulp paper on which they were printed. Pulps were the successor to the "[penny dreadfuls]?" of the nineteenth century.

Pulp magazines can be categorized into the following genres:

Many well-known authors note for the pulps at one time or another. Note that many people would make a distinction between an author who wrote for the pulps but later went on to transcend the limitations of the genre, and a "pulp author", who did not.

Well-known authors who wrote for the pulps include:

Many classic science fiction books were originally serialized in pulp magazines.

The genre also gave name to the movie [Pulp Fiction]?.

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