Synonyms of pulp fiction The word “pulp” (also spelled “pulpit”) is a generic term used for any type of genre fiction, from historical fiction to romance.
The word was coined in the late 19th century by the American writer H.P. Lovecraft, who called it a “pale imitation of the genuine literary form.”
Popularized by pulp magazines in the 1950s, the term has since been used to describe a variety of works that often depict supernatural or mythological creatures.
The term is often associated with genre fiction that has a distinctly Lovecraftian tone.
Although it can also refer to other literary genres, it has historically referred to science fiction.
According to the American Library Association, in the 1920s, about a third of U.S. children had no knowledge of science fiction, while less than 1% had read at least one science-fiction novel.
The American Library Journal’s entry on pulp fiction in 2014 said it is “a term used to define a genre of stories, short stories, or short stories about a type of fiction, whether they are pulp or not.”
The definition for “pulse” as used in the Oxford English Dictionary is: A story or story-line that is continuous and continuous and without discontinuities, without any breaks, or without abrupt or abruptness.