Pulp fiction covers

A variety of pulp fiction titles and formats are held as part of Special Collections & Archives' (SCA) rare book holdings. Ranging from westerns and hardboiled crime to science fiction, fantasy and exploitation, they reflect changing and emerging societal attitudes about topics such as race, sexuality and technology. Among the selection of pulp fiction covers included here are titles from the B.P. Nichol Library of Science Fiction, the Lesbian Literature Collection and the Black Experience Collection.


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Foundation
Foundation
Illustrated green tinted depiction of a tattooed wrist; a view of stone-like figures and an orb topped tower on a 3D cube with an archway cut through the middle., Cover illustration by Don Punchatz., Ace science fiction classic : 30600
Foundation and empire
Foundation and empire
Illustrated blue tinted depiction of two figures, one playing a lute, and the partial heads of a horse and other beings imposed on two 3D triangles., Cover illustration by Don Punchatz.
Gulliver of Mars
Gulliver of Mars
Illustrated depiction of [Gulliver Jones?] walking through a dense brush with sword. In the background a large rodent and dinosaur-like creature are seen fighting., Illustrations by Frank Frazetta., Reprint. Originally published: Lieut. Gulliver Jones. 1905.
I am a woman
I am a woman
Photo of a brunette, taken from above, seen with the strap of her top sliding down one shoulder. Verso includes hand drawn outline of image from the front cover., Gold medal books d833
Inspector Wade of Scotland Yard in the mystery of the red aces
Inspector Wade of Scotland Yard in the mystery of the red aces
Illustrated depiction of [Inspector Wade?], with a pipe in his mouth, reading a document with a look of concern on his face. Verso includes illustrated depiction of two men in a car stopped in front of a man on a horse with his arm extended.
Kayo in the land of sunshine with Moon Mullins
Kayo in the land of sunshine with Moon Mullins
Illustrated depiction of Kayo walking with one hand in pocket and another extended ahead of him. Verso includes illustrated depiction of Kayo seated under a palm tree holding a hose spouting water. A dialogue box reads: "Oh, boy! This is the' life!", From Moon Mullins the famous comic strip.
Magazine of fantasy and science fiction (vol. 6, no. 4)
Magazine of fantasy and science fiction (vol. 6, no. 4)
Illustrated depiction of men in uniforms running away from an exploding spaceship. Verso incluces advertisement for a science fiction book club. Verso includes partial illustrated views of science fiction book covers., Edition includes Centaurus changeling by Marion Zimmer Bradley (pp. 85-123).
Mother of the year
Mother of the year
Illustrated depiction of Richard Spade tucking a gun into his belt band. In the background is a bikini wearing Miss World, smiling with arms outstretched, behind a red gun sight. Verso includes portrait of B.B. Johnson wearing sunglasses with a pipe in his mouth., 64-343.
Noon and night
Noon and night
Photo of a partially blurry older man, dressed in a suit, with an in focus topless younger man visible over his shoulder., Award books A554X., Sequel to: Seventh summer.
Odd girl
Odd girl
Illustrated depiction of a woman in a pink negligee reflected in a mirror with another woman standing over her shoulder., Beacon B230.
Pimp : the story of my life
Pimp : the story of my life
Illustrated profile portrait of Iceberg Slim. Verso includes blue tinted illustrated depiction of Iceberg Slim's face behind a woman with her arms wrapped around her chest., BH417.
Planet of probability
Planet of probability
Illustrated background of a female figure with rainbow coloured, flame like hair, wearing a red bodysuit illuminated with black stars and vines. Behind her is a bound man lying on the ground being watched by a seated guard and a robot. Visible in the background are waves, mountains and palm trees., Cover illustration by Kelly Freas., DAW=sf books, no. 40.

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