Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, November 1935


Nice cover by Tom Lovell on this issue of STAR WESTERN, and inside are stories by Luke Short, T.T. Flynn, Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted, Barry Scobee, Stephen Payne, and Robert E. Mahaffey. Dang! I wonder if the readers 80 years ago realized what spectacular line-ups of authors so many of these pulps had. Probably not, because they were used to seeing those names on the newsstands week in and week out.

2 comments:

Walker Martin said...

Yes, it is amazing the amount of reading that was available on the newsstands back then. Now fiction readers look at a newsstand and there is very little fiction available. Most people I see don't really read much fiction but they do watch a lot of TV and spend enormous amounts of time on Facebook and looking at electronic gadgets. I do not see this as progress...

Chap O'Keefe said...

Sigh! Walker is right. Most people don't read much, sometimes any, fiction. This might not entirely be because they don't know what they are missing. Fiction is available, and in considerable quantity for those electronic gadgets Walker mentions. But alas, much of it is poorly prepared and presented. Some of it is so bad it probably turns off potential readers of recreational fiction in an age when so much else clamors for urgent attention.