Remember those '80s horror paperbacks that tantalized with terrifying covers, then disappointed with incomprehensible plots? Lisa Tuttle is the antidote to that. She’s everything you hoped mass-market horror could be, in fact. Her novels, beginning with 1983's Familiar Spirit , are disturbing, creative, and most importantly, well written. Tuttle got her start collaborating with George . Martin on the science fiction novel Windhaven before emerging as an important voice in '80s horror fiction with works like Familiar Spirit , Gabriel , and the short story collection A Nest of Nightmares . She’s also written fantasy, young adult fiction, and nonfiction—in 1986, she even published the reference book Encyclopedia of Feminism.
Black Mask moved exclusively to publishing detective stories in 1933,  and pulp's exclusive reference to crime fiction probably became fixed around that time, [ citation needed ] although it's impossible to pin down with precision. The hardboiled crime story became a staple of several pulp magazines in the 1930s; in addition to Black Mask , hardboiled crime fiction appeared in Dime Detective and Detective Fiction Weekly .  Later, many hardboiled novels were published by houses specializing in paperback originals, also colloquially known as "pulps".
Is "A Romance in Five Acts" an accurate description of the play Pygmalion ? How does the play conform (or not) to the traditional form of a romance (for example: boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy meets girl's father/evil twin/ex-fiance, boy learns to love girl despite everything, boy and girl live happily ever after...)? What do you think Shaw is trying to achieve in highlighting the concept of the romance in the title? (Hint: You might want to look closely at the written sequel to the play, in which Shaw gives some very strong opinions about romances.)