Science Fiction Magazines

A literary successor to the dime novel, the science fiction pulp magazine had its genesis with Amazing Stories in 1926. Featuring serialized stories, pulps take their name from the wood pulp paper on which they were first printed. Like many of the dime novels and penny dreadfuls that came before them, pulp magazines often feature extravagant and lurid cover illustrations. Titles quickly proliferated, and the collection of pulps at USF illustrates the breadth of the genre that existed by the latter decades of the twentieth century.

To obtain additional information on USF holdings from the library’s catalog, click on the titles below.