Archive for the 'Pulp Fiction Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was Tennessee Williams’ First Published Work in the Pages of Weird Tales?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about theater and whether they are true or false. THEATER URBAN LEGEND: Tennessee Williams’ first published standalone work was a story in the pulp magazine, Weird Tales! Tennessee Williams is one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 20th Century (and one of [...]

Did England Once Try to Arrest the Creator of a Pseudonym for Stories He Didn’t Write?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about pulp fiction and whether they are true or false. PULP FICTION URBAN LEGEND: The writer who created the character (and pen name) Hank Janson was prosecuted by the British government, who did not check to make sure that he was the Hank [...]

How Did John D. MacDonald Become a Professional Writer Without Even Knowing It?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about pulp fiction and whether they are true or false. PULP FICTION URBAN LEGEND: John D. MacDonald became a professional writer without knowing it. John D. MacDonald, like many popular pulp writers, was also extremely underrated. MacDonald’s most famous single work is most [...]

Did Edmond Hamilton Really Invent Captain Future?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about pulp fiction and whether they are true or false. PULP FICTION URBAN LEGEND: Captain Future was created by Edmond Hamilton. Let’s be clear, the great (and eternally underrated) Edmond Hamilton was clearly the driving force behind Captain Future, a very well-regarded pulp [...]