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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Report on probability A
Report on probability A
Illustrated depiction of a vignet of a couple, seated in grass, imposed on a gold version of the planet Earth. Surrounding the scene is a red spiral containing a series of floating heads watching the couple., Illustrations by Steele Savage., 74677-075.
Second foundation
Second foundation
Illustrated orange tinted depiction of stone-like beings and an animal imposed on the sides of two horizontally stacked 3D cubes., Cover illustration by Don Punchatz., Fourth Avon printing, March 1967.
Sojan
Sojan
Illustrated depiction of an armoured person battling a large dragon framed by an engraved sword sheath wrapped with an illuminated ribbon., Illustrations by Jim Cawthorn.
Spring fire
Spring fire
Illustrated depiction of two women, dressed in slips, seated on a bed. Verso includes black and white reproductions of the women's faces illustrated on the front cover., Gold medal book 222.
The Black gestapo
The Black gestapo
Illustrated depiction of man dressed as a Nazi, holding a rifle and a wip, with others visible in background.
The coming of the Terrans
The coming of the Terrans
Illustrated depiction of man dressed in red hunched over while holding a raised battle axe. Behind him are menacing looking beings against the backdrop of a red plant. Verso includes illustrated depiction of a hand drawn red planet., Cover illustration by Gray Morrow., Ace book ; G-669.
The girls in 3-B
The girls in 3-B
Illustrated depiction of three women in an apartment in various states of undress.
The man who counts
The man who counts
Illustrated depiction of "Old Nick" hanging from the limbs of flying beasts with oversize bat-like wings. In a [plane?] is visible sinking into a large body of water., Illustrations by Michael Whelan., 2nd Ace edition., Originally published under title: War of the wingmen.
The marriage
The marriage
Illustrated depiction of a man and woman embracing. Two claw-like marks are running down the middle of the cover., Gold medal books s1066.
The night shapes
The night shapes
Illustrated depiction of colourful abstract shapes made to look like prehistoric figures. Verso includes thumbnails of other Ballentine publications.|Includes thumbnails of other Ballentine publications., Original Ballantine science fiction novel ; F647.
The other kind
The other kind
Illustrated depiction of a woman seated on a bed in a skimpy dress and a fur coat slipping offer her shoulders. In the background is a partially naked woman, seen from behind, partially holding a sheet around her waist., Beacon signal B619F.
The price of salt
The price of salt
Illustrated depiction of a distraught woman seated on a couch being comforted from behind by another woman standing with a cigarette. A man dressed in denim is visible in a field in the background., Bantam books 1148., Published under pen name Claire Morgan.

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