Carl Jacobi: Tales of Space Opera from the Golden Age by Clifford D. Simak, SH Marpel, Carl Jacobi | NOOK book (electronic book)
Carl Richard Jacobi (July 10, 1908 – August 25, 1997) was an American journalist and author. He has written short stories in the horror and fantasy genres for the pulp magazine market, appearing in weird and bizarre pulps like Thrilling, Ghost Stories, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Strange Stories. He has also produced science fiction, mainly space opera, published in magazines such as Planet Stories.
He attended the University of Minnesota from 1927 to 1930, majoring in English Literature, where he began his career as a writer for campus magazines. He wrote about this period in Thrilling Wonder Stories (June 1939) that “I tried to divide my time between rhetoric class and the geology lab. typewriter. The typewriter won.
Space opera is a sci-fi subgenre that focuses on space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalrous romance, and risk-taking. Set primarily or entirely in space, it typically involves conflict between adversaries with advanced abilities, futuristic weapons, and other sophisticated technology.
The term has no relation to music, as in a traditional opera, but is rather a play on the terms “soap opera”, a melodramatic television series and “opera on horseback”, which was coined in the 1930s. to indicate a stereotypical western movie. . Space operas first appeared in the 1930s and continue to be produced in literature, film, comics, television, and video games.
The Golden Age of Pulp Magazine Fiction derives from pulp magazines (often referred to as “the pulps”) as they were inexpensive fictional magazines that were published from 1896 to the late 1950s. The term pulp comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on better quality paper were called “glossies” or “slicks”. (Wikipedia)
The pulps gave birth to the term pulp fiction. The pulps were the successors of the dreadful pennies, dime novels and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many writers wrote for the pulps, magazines were testing grounds for such writers as Robert Heinlein, Louis LaMour, “Max Brand”, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and many more. The best writers have moved on to longer fiction demanded by paperback publishers. Many of these authors have never been exhausted, even long after their death.
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