Tag Archives: pulp fiction

Questions 714: Lester Dent and Other Formulas

JB asks: Can the Lester Dent formulas go longer than 6000 words or be used for mysteries like Sherlock Holmes? What formulas do work for that type of story?

Resources Mentioned:

Questions 599: On The Heroine’s Journey
Questions 283: All About Pulp
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Thousand-Headed Man by Kenneth Robeson (a.k.a. Lester Dent)
War Without End, pt 1 – episode of Babylon 5
The Usual Suspects
Sixth Sense
Pulp Fiction

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Feedback! Where to Find Short Novels…

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In this episode, listener Herb has feedback for a recent episode on short story markets

Resources Mentioned:

Ace Doubles
Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Wildside Press Megapacks
Death World (Harry Harrison)
Stainless Steel Rat (Harry Harrison)
Lost Race Classics
Witch World (Norton)
Starman’s Son (Norton)
H. Beam Piper

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Questions 283: All About Pulp

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Charles asks:
“What’s the big deal about pulp? What did the pulp writers do right? What did they do wrong? What can we learn?”

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Resources:
The Rocketeer
The Knife Slipped by Earl Stanley Gardner
The Case of the Backward Mule by Earl Stanley Gardner
The Pulp Jungle The Definitive History of the Pulp Era
The Invaders Plan by L. Ron Hubbard
The Robert Silverberg Science Fiction Megapack
Doc Savage: The Sinster Shadow by Kenneth Robeson (Lester Dent)
The Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Alaska by James Michner
Exodus by Leon Uris