If you’ll read some of the better pulp, you’ll find it is far away from abysmal junk,” said Drake stiffly. “A lot of it, in fact, is recognized now as an important contribution to literature and its techniques are well worth study. Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich—Come on, Manny, it’s your own field. Don’t knock it.

ISAAC ASIMOV, “The Phoenician Bauble” from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 1982

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