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Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps

J. P. Telotte


This book considers the impact that the new art of film had on the development of the emerging science fiction (SF) genre during the pre- and early post-World War II era, during the time that the genre was trying to locate an identity, develop its key themes, and even settle on a name. Focusing on the primary venue for early SF literature, the popular pulp magazines such as Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, and Astounding Stories, it traces this early film/literature relationship by examining four common features of the pulps: stories that involve film or the film industry; film-related adverti ... More

Keywords: modernism, pulp fiction, science fiction, visuality, advertising, fandom, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190949655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190949655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. P. Telotte, author
Professor of Film and Media Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology