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Pulp magazines, often called simply "pulps", were cheap, often sensationalistic and/or exploitative text fiction magazines widely published in the 1930s - 1950s. The first "pulp" is considered to be Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy[?] of 1893. Most of the few pulps still thriving today are science fiction or mystery magazines. 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 wrote 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 and crime novels were originally serialized in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Amazing Stories and Black Mask.

The genre also gave name to the movie Pulp Fiction.

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