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Your search for posts with tags containing Pulp Scholarship found 8 posts

Daughters of the Copernican Revolution

In honor of Copernicus’s 545th birthday, I thought I would read T. Koon’s best seller, The Copernican Revolutionary. Imagine my surprise when I found folded inside the back cover the following certificate: A certificate for The International...
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Feb 2018

Trust In Numbers

Given Ted Porter’s interest numbers and statistics, I would not be surprised if he wrote murder mysteries about gambling and money. The three wives was just icing on the murderous cake.T.M. Porter’s Trust in Numbers reimagined as a murder...
From: Darin Hayton on 15 Sep 2017

Leviathan and the Broken Air-Pump

What if Shapin and Schaffer’s classic, Leviathan and the Air-Pump were one in a series about the adventures of Rob Boyle, deep-sea explorer and treasure-hunter? Lieutenants S. Shapin and S. Schaffer draw on their experience in the Navy in their...
From: Darin Hayton on 30 May 2017

Fugitives from the Closed World

Alexandre Kroyé almost certainly would write science fiction, sort of a Logan’s Run dystopian escape adventure. Alex Kroye’s sci-fi novel follows two daring individuals as the try to escape from a dystopian colony.
From: Darin Hayton on 6 Apr 2017

Silenced Spring

Rachel Carson would have to write a murder mystery, I suspect, about involved a young socialite who knew too much and a sinister Dr. D.D. Thornton.Rachel Karson’s mystery about the unfortunate demise of Spring, a young socialite who knew too much.
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Mar 2017

The Death of Mlle. Nature

When Carolyn Merchant tires of writing careful, scholarly works about ecology and the scientific revolution, perhaps she will try something a little edgier, like murder mysteries. If Carolyn Merchant wrote crime fiction, surely the plot would include...
From: Darin Hayton on 13 Mar 2017

The Copernican Revolutionary

Thomas Kuhn, writing under a pretty lame nom de plume, tried his hand at historical pulp fiction. The story of a Revolutionary War-era woman who refused to live by society’s patriarchal norms.Another book I wish had been written, though I doubt...
From: Darin Hayton on 11 Mar 2017

Galileo’s Courtesan

In a conversation recently, a student commented something like, “At first I couldn’t recall the title of Biagioli’s book. All I could think of was Galileo Courtesan.”[1] His remark prompted me to wonder what would scholarship look...
From: Darin Hayton on 10 Mar 2017

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