What's the difference between new pulp, regular pulp, and noir?
Gradually, however, as people began to really get into the stories printed on that cheap paper, the stories became known as pulp stories. Eventually readers and marketing folks grew to see them as a genre.
Fast forward a few years.
Then years later, along came a new group of readers and writers who for many reasons hearken back to the days of pulp yore, whether due to their fathers' collections or a lucky find in a yard sale or a stray copy of Amazing Stories found in a used book store. They longed to find or create more of the stories like the ones they loved from the days of the adventures printed on the pulp stock. And so new pulp was born.
With many gifted writers, both those who called themselves new pulp like Bobby Nash, Barry Reese, Van Allen Plexico, Derrick Ferguson, and many others I could name and those who may not even claim to represent the "genre" like Christa Faust and Will Murray, new pulpsters are publishing not only new adventures of classic characters like the Shadow, the Spider, Armless O'Neil, the Green Lama, and the Golden Amazon, but they're also creating new characters in the tradition of the classic pulps such as the Rook, Rick Ruby, Lance Star, Angel O'Dare, and Dillon.
Pulp = adventure, romance, horror, etc. stories published on cheap paper and written for the common reader
Hard-Boiled/Noir = gritty, shades of gray, often violent or lurid adventure stories in the pulp tradition
New Pulp = new stories featuring classic pulp characters and new characters and stories in the tradition of the pulps
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