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Questions tagged [pulp]

Refers to the Pulp magazines (inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s) and the flavor of stories and characters of their stories.

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1970 sci-fi story series about a spaceman looking for the group that modified him [duplicate]

A spaceman was modified by a group that threw him out of the program before the final stage. He was a thief and soldier. He needs metal in his diet. When he is near a fully modified man, he gets a ...
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Seeking Name of Lovecraftian Short Story About Ancient City In The North

I'm trying to remember the name of this story: Some gold panners? are in Alaska? (I remember it was cold, and or the pacific northwest) near a huge hand-shaped mountain, and see an eerie blue light in ...
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Looking for a book, maybe from the 50's, about a secret agent with an atomic car [duplicate]

I read this book in the 80's, but it was pretty old at the time. What I recall: Hero character is a secret agent of some kind. Technology organization ("Q Branch" basically) provides him with some ...
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Pulp-era Sci-fi / Horror story

Looking for the name of a story I read years ago. Astronauts I believe on an alien world, get attacked by alien brain parasites that I think take over their bodies. The parasites sit on the skull.
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People on different time streams

I remember a story about how people stopped moving. They buried them. Then people started disappearing. Turns out, people were moving into different time streams. The people not moving were just ...
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60s pulp book: spies with neck implants melt when captured and turn out to be alien scouts

Written and set around the late 60s/early 70s. Members of "The Agency" (FBI/CIA type organisation) are investigating the origins of spies who have capsules or something implanted in the back of their ...
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Identify a story or novel accelerated men

I am trying to identify a book or series of books, probably 60's or 70's in date. All dealt with "accelerated men" who were faster and smarter, but only under certain conditions. I can't remember more ...
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Monkey Wife story

My father described a short story he read years ago, in an anthology published circa 1978 (or before) and I would like to track it down. He doesn't know the title or author. What he remembers is that ...
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Looking for Author/Pulp-title of Fantasy/Sci-Fi short-story circa 1955

Been searching since early 90’s. Theme: Man dies - consciousness transferred to future where women make Playmen from recycled organs. Read when I was about 15 and it stuck with me. Can only ...
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A group of disabled people are sent to explore a distant planet due to their toughness and ability to survive

It's an old pulp sci-fi novel of my dad's that I read in the 80s that I think came from the late 60s to early 70s. The basic plot was that a hazardous mission to explore a distant planet was crewed ...
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Old short story about ancient Martians stranded on earth

I probably read this short story back in the 1970s. The story is pretty old—maybe any time from 1890 to 1925. I may have read it in a trade-paperback collection of pulp fiction from the dawn of ...
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Seeking name credits for pulp SF artists

I'm trying to identify a few artists whose work appeared in SF pulps currently in the public domain, but whose name credits did not appear in the original issue. I have their signatures but not their ...
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Looking for a short story about a runaway Girl rescued by a wildman on a planet taken over by aliens

I read a book in a library stack that was either a short book or a short story in pulp sci fi compilation book. It starts by telling the reader that the planet was taken over by aliens and now ruled ...
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Looking for a short story about an anonymous candidate running for President

Way back in one of the pulp science fiction magazines (probably If or Galaxy circa 1950-1970 but could have been a more obscure one), there was this short story about someone running for President. ...
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SF Novel Identification--A John Carter of Mars Clone

Just to be clear, this novel is not in any way related to Edgar Rice Boroughs or Barsoom. It was clearly a knock-off meant to cash in on the popularity of ERB's books. I remember the following about ...