Read 11,000 Pulp Magazines Online for Free
Read 11,000+ pulp magazines online for free at The Pulp Magazine Archive.
Pulp magazines (also called Pulp Fiction) were published from 1896 through the 1950’s. The Pulp Magazine Archive has digitized 11,120 pulp magazines that can be read online and is made available by the Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
There’s a wide variety of titles including Weird Tales, Worlds of IF Science Fiction, True Detective, Witchcraft and Sorcery, Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang, True Story, Adventure, and several more.
Titles are viewable by thumbnail or list, and can be sorted by title, date published, date archived, date reviewed, or by creator.
The search options are pretty extensive, you can search text or metadata, by year, by topic and subject, collection, or creator.
Reading the magazines is easy, visit the site, click on a title, and the magazine opens in a dual page mode. Click on either page of the magazine to go forward or backward a page. Under each magazine there’s a complete list of information including the title, content publication date, page count, collection, and other identifying information.
In keeping with the niche that pulp magazines occupied, some of the covers or content might not be safe for work or children. The science fiction titles are fine, and you’ll find tales by Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, H. G. Wells, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card, Clifford D. Simak and more. Other titles have differing levels of content.
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