Monday, December 7, 2009

My Response to Harlequin's "Reprinting" the Pulps

Harlequin is reprinting some of the old pulps-- you know, those old books with plenty of sex and violence-- the sort of story where Bo Fexler would fit right in.

Except they're "editing" them to make them more politically correct. Apparently, Harlequin never even read the Wikipedia article on pulp fiction books... like where it says that pulps were "perhaps best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories."

So apparently in Harlequin's reprints, instead of walking down these mean streets, the detective will walk down mildly disgruntled streets.

4 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Yeah, that's disappointing. Sales will be off but they won't figure out how they messed it up.

Barbara Martin said...

How sad.

shadowferret said...

So are they just publishing the romance pulps or are they going to venture into everything? The men's adventure. The horror. The Sci-Fi. The fantasy?

I love the old pulp stories, and I'd love to see them in print once again, but edited? No. Stop. Please.

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