100 New Pulp Books To Get You Started

I get asked a lot of questions due to my affiliation with New Pulp and I’d have to say that the #2 question I get asked about it is: “Where do I get started? What should I read first just to see what it’s all about? What writers should I be reading?”

I can understand the confusion. More than you know. There is a whole lot of New Pulp out there. Some of it is excellent. Some of it is downright astonishing. Some of it is good, some of it okay and a seriously depressing amount of it just plain flat out awful. And those of us who write/read and/or review New Pulp feel the crush of recommending books and writers to those of you unfamiliar with the genre but are desperately eager to know more.

That’s why back in June of 2014 I put together a list of “25 New Pulp Books To Get You Started.” The purpose and intention of the list was simply to give New Pulp virgins a place to start getting their brains wet and see if they liked these waters.

Since then, more New Pulp books have been written (a lot more!) and I saw the need to add more books to the list and so I did, continuing to add to the list each succeeding year. My goal was to keep adding to the list until I get up to 100 and then call it quits. And as of this year, that goal has been reached. The way I see it, if you can’t find something you like in a group of 100 books then there’s a good chance that genre isn’t for you.

I feel compelled to emphasize to one and all that this list is not intended to slight, ignore or snub anybody. Many of you who will read this have egos as fragile as spider webs (you know who you are) and are more than capable of taking it as a personal insult that your book isn’t on the list. Such is not my purpose or pursuit. This list is intended only to be a helpful starting point for those who have no idea where to start reading New Pulp. If you feel that my list is biased or incomplete or does not truly represent what New Pulp has to offer than my suggestion is that you come up with your own list.

Okay? We clear on that? Good. Then let’s get on with it. If you’ve never read any New Pulp and are anxious to find out for yourself what it’s all about then here are 100 NEW PULP BOOKS TO GET YOU STARTED:

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FRED ADAMS, JR., PULP WRITER by Fred Adams, Jr.
HITWOLF by Fred Adams, Jr.
HELMET HEAD by Mike Baron
KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SGT JANUS, SPIRIT BREAKER by Jim Beard
FIGHT CARD: FELONY FISTS by Paul Bishop (writing as Jack Tunney)
LIE CATCHERS by Paul Bishop
THE REVENGE OF THE MASKED GHOST by Kevin Paul Shaw Broden
BAD DREAMS AND BROKEN HEARTS: THE CASE FILES OF ERIK RUGAR by Mischa Burnett
ADONIS MORGAN (NOBODY SPECIAL) by Frank Byrnes
NICK NOMAD AND THE HAMMER OF LEMURIA by Myles Campbell
RASHEEDA THE ZOMBIE KILLER by Jeff Carroll
THUG ANGEL: REBIRTH OF A GARGOYLE by Jeff Carroll
CHANGA’S SAFARI by Milton Davis
FROM HERE TO TIMBUKTU by Milton Davis
DEVIL’S DUE by Percival Constantine
THE MYTH HUNTER: THE LOST CONTINENT by Percival Constantine
MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL by Larry Correia
DOC ARDAN: CITY OF GOLD AND LEPERS by Guy d’Armen. Adapted by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier
MILLENNIUM BUG: DOC BRAZEN BOOK I by Jeff Deischer
THE SPUR: LOKI’S ROCK by Mark Ellis
THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE by Philip Jose Farmer and Win Scott Eckert
DILLON AND THE VOICE OF ODIN by Derrick Ferguson
WILL WRITE FOR FOOD: THE FREELANCE STORIES OF DERRICK FERGUSON by Derrick Ferguson
BROTHER BONES by Ron Fortier
FROM THE SHADOWS by John L. French
THE NIGHTMARE STRIKES by John L. French
TAURUS MOON by Keith Gaston
GREEN LAMA UNBOUND by Adam Garcia
THE GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE by Adam Garcia
VIC: TIME DOESN’T MATTER (THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF VIC CHALLENGER BOOK I) by Jerry Gill
HELL’S EMPIRE by John Linwood Grant
YESTERYEAR by Tommy Hancock
JEZEBEL JOHNSTON: BIRTH OF A BUCCANEER by Nancy Hansen
TALES OF THE VAGABOND BARDS by Nancy Hansen
TO BATTLE BEYOND by C. J. Henderson
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1: DRONES OF THE RAVAGING WIND by Stuart Hopen
HUGH MONN-PRIVATE DETECTIVE by Lee Houston, Jr.
DIRE PLANET by Joel Jenkins
THE BONE QUEEN by Andrea Judy
THE DEAD SHERIFF by Mark Justice
THE LOST LEVEL by Brian Keene
SILENCED by Nicole Kurtz
A WEEK IN HELL by J. Walt Layne
SIX DAYS OF THE DRAGON by Roman Leary
DOCTOR ORIENT by Frank Lauria
THE CHOKING RAIN (NEMESIS BOOK ONE) by Brian K. Lowe
THE SHATTERED MEN: A WILD INCORPORATED ADVENTURE by Jack Mackenzie
GHOSTS OF MANHATTAN by George Mann
MYTHICAL: HEART OF STONE by C.E. Martin
PROHIBITION by Terrence McCauley
THE DUNFIELD TERROR by William Meikle
CREEPING DAWN: THE RISE OF THE BLACK CENTIPEDE by Chuck Miller
SNOW FALLS by Bobby Nash
LIGHTNING WEARS A RED CAPE by Errick Nunnally
FIGHT CARD: THE CUTMAN by Mel Odom (writing as Jack Tunney)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AFRICA by Balogun Ojetade
THE STEIN AND CANDLE DETECTIVE AGENCY Vol. I by Michael Panush
HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE by Van Allen Plexico
SENTINELS I: WHEN STRIKES THE WARLORD by Van Allen Plexico
VEGAS HEIST by Van Allen Plexico
THE OLD MAN Series by William Preston
THE PEREGRINE OMNIBUS VOL. I by Barry Reese
RABBIT HEART by Barry Reese
PULP HEROES: MORE THAN MORTAL by Wayne Reinagle
SANTIAGO by Mike Resnick
THE VRIL AGENDA by Joshua Reynolds and Derrick Ferguson
CASEFILES OF THE ROYAL OCCULTIST by Joshua Reynolds
THE WHITECHAPEL DEMON by Joshua Reynolds
THE ORDER OF THE BLACK SILK by Kimberley Richardson
THE DOC VANDAL OMNIBUS by Dave Robinson
THE LIGHT OF MEN by Andrew Salmon
THE BONE EATER KING by Steve Van Samson
DAMBALLA by Charles Saunders
IMARO by Charles Saunders
EVERFAIR by Nisi Shawl
SUN-KOH, HEIR OF ATLANTIS by Arthur Sippo
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Graham Smith
LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE SATAN FACTORY by Thomas E. Sniegoski
THE AUSLANDER FILES by Michael Patrick Sullivan
EIGHT AGAINST THE DARKNESS by Mark Allen Vann
ASIAN PULP by Various Authors
BASS REEVES, FRONTIER MARSHAL VOL. I by Various Authors
BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS by Various Authors
BLACK PULP by Various Authors
DARK UNIVERSE by Various Authors
DOCTOR OMEGA AND THE SHADOWMEN by Various Authors
HOW THE WEST WAS WEIRD by Various Authors
LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION by Various Authors
ROCOCOA by Various Authors
SINBAD: THE NEW VOYAGES Vol. I by Various Authors
TALES OF THE INTERSTELLAR BARTENDERS GUILD by Various Authors
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE by Various Authors
THE PULPTRESS Vol. I by Various Authors
THE RUBY FILES by Various Authors
LOVE STORIES ARE TOO VIOLENT FOR ME by Will Viharo
THE THRILLVILLE PULP FICTION COLLECTION Vol. I by Will Viharo
BULLDOG DRUMMOND: ON POISONED GROUND by I.A. Watson
ROBIN HOOD: KING OF SHERWOOD by I.A. Watson