At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]
Dashiell Hammett’s “The Gutting of Couffignal” is available for your reading pleasure at the Library of America’s blog. The story originally appeared in the Dec., 1925 issue of the influential pulp fiction magazine, Black Mask. Along with the story there’s a discussion of the publication pressures of writing […]
At Atlas Obscura, Natasha Frost writes about the Lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s and interviews writers Ann Bannon and Katherine V. Forrest.
The Ransom Center Magazine interviews James Machin about weird fiction in Britain. “Weird fiction is a subgenre of fiction that utilizes aspects of fantasy, horror, and supernatural fiction, while often featuring nontraditional alien monsters. Well-known weird fiction authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and M.R. James, while Edgar […]
Hey, it’s a collection of Gloria Stoll Karn’s pulp magazine covers. See her work for magazines including Black Mask, Detective Tales and Thrilling Love!
Gaze in horror and wonder at this gallery of grisly cover art from German horror publishers, Hexenhammer and Gruselroman! (Thanks, Ed!)