Ed Hulse is a journalist and pop-culture historian who covered the motion picture and home video industries for many years. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Variety, Playboy, Premiere, and Entertainment Weekly. Between 1986 and 1990 his work was syndicated by The Washington Post Writers' Group. For 14 years he edited the award-winning pulp/pop culture journal Blood 'n' Thunder. His books include The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, The Wild West of Fiction and Film, Wage Slaves in the Dream Factory and others, among them The Art of the Pulps, co-edited with Doug Ellis. Hulse's Murania Press publishes the Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction series and non-fiction books documenting various aspects of American popular culture.