Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers
by Lee Server
Checkmark Books, 2002. Oversized paperback, 304 pages. B&W illustrations scattered throughout. More than 200 biographical entries (that's Dashiel Hammett, Jackie Collins and Ian Fleming on the cover). Authors are from just about every genre. The length of the entries range from about a half page to several pages (Lester Dent, the author of Doc Savage, for example, rates four full pages. The book lists all his known stories and novels, and what publications he wrote for; but it's not so detailed as to list which stories were in which issues). This is a great source for collectors interested in specific authors.