1) Popular fiction produced in the 1950s
and published in inexpensive periodicals nicknamed "pulps" for the inferior
quality of paper they used, compared the "slicks" (e.g., Life or Time magazine.) Most frequently used to describe detective, western, or science fiction writin
of the period. 2) Title of a 1994 film
Ray Bradbury and Louis L'Amour are two well known
American authors who began their
literary careers as writers of pulp fiction.