Big Pulp: The Purloined Pearl
In "The Purloined Pearl," a young fisherman steals a dragon's pearl for his lover, unaware of the toll his avarice will take on all he holds dear. This issue also features 27 more great stories and poems from the best emerging and established genre writers from around the world! More
A modern amalgam of the classic newsstand of the golden age of pulp and popular fiction, Big Pulp publishes exciting, challenging and thought-provoking fiction and poetry by the best emerging and established genre writers from around the world. This collection begins with "The Purloined Pearl," a new Indonesian folk tale by James Penha, in which a young fisherman steals a dragon's pearl for his lover, unaware of the toll their avarice will take on all they hold dear.
This issue also includes the blackly humorous “There Was Something We Didn’t See in the Dark,” by Belgian writer Thomas Gunzig (translated by Edward Gauvin), in which a group of friends on their way to a party encounter a beautiful woman on a dark, deserted road, with disastrous results; and “Aunt Anika’s Unicorn Horn,” a whimsical mystery set in 17th century Amsterdam by Anna Sykora, an expatriate New Yorker currently residing in Germany. From the UK, this issue features “A Box Full of Midnight,” a pulp thriller by Tony Haynes; “First Up,” a science fiction romance by Aliya Whiteley; Ian D. Smith’s whimsical “The Angelfish;” and “Jenny,” a tale of lust and webcams by Andrew McLinden.
This issue also features “Uvlechenie,” a tale of Russian asteroid miners by DeAnna Knippling; “Mercer’s Ghost,” an eerie tale of old west vengeance, by Milo James Fowler; and “The Summer Mr. H Drove Alex Santillanas Around,” a suburban crime story by Jen Conley. The rest of the issue is packed with more great fantasy, science fiction, mystery, horror and romance fiction by Beth Cato, David Cybulski, Shannon Schuren, John Davies, Libby Cudmore, Chanté McCoy, Jason Radak, Harri B. Cradoc, Jeffrey Caminsky, John Medaille, Adam Miller, and Wayne Scheer, and poetry by James F.W. Rowe, Joanna M. Weston, Bruce Golden, and Elizabeth Barrette.