Saturday, April 02, 2011

Planetary romance zombie mentors and the rise of fascism: European pulp fiction 1914-1945 - Jess Nevins

"In my previous column I covered the history of European sci-fi pulps from their origins up to the beginning of World War I. Now we're ready to delve into their history up through World War II.


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Not surprisingly, the European pulp industry was heavily affected by World War I. 45 new pulps debuted in 1914, 24 in 1915, 31 in 1916, 35 in 1917, 13 in 1918. Of those, pulps from non-combatants Spain and Sweden accounted for 1 new pulp in 1914, 4 in 1915, 12 in 1916, 17 in 1917, and 3 in 1918, so that, from the combatant countries, 43 new pulps appeared in 1914, 20 in 1915, 19 in 1916, 18 in 1917, and 10 in 1918."


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