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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The rebel worlds
The rebel worlds
Illustrated depiction of a two fantastical beings, both with elephant like trunks, seated atop a rhinoceros., Signet science fiction T4041.
The satin prince
The satin prince
Illustrated depiction of a dress form and a heeled women's shoe. Verso includes illustrated black and white depiction of a corset., All star books AS91.
The third sex
The third sex
Illustrated depiction of a woman in a red dress curled up on a chair with a cigarette and a drink. Behind her is a woman leaning over the couch with a hand on the woman in red's shoulder., Beacon B268.
Timepivot
Timepivot
Illustrated depiction of a naked female figure with a large profile view of a nose and ear in place of a head standing on a sandy beach surrounding a bay of blue water. Visible in the background is an eyeball in place of the sun., Cover illustration by Tom Adams., Ballantine Books science fiction ; 02095-2-095.
Women in the shadows
Women in the shadows
Partial image of a suspicious woman looking at the camera imposed over an illustrated silhouette of a woman's face and neck. Verso includes illustrated silhouette of a woman's face and neck., Gold medal books s919.
Women's barracks
Women's barracks
Illustrated depiction of women changing into army uniforms, some while eyeing each other seductively., Gold medal book 132.

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