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.
Illustrated depiction of Tarzan, seen from behind, climbing a tree with an antelope slung over his shoulder while a lion angrily swings a paw in his direction from below. Verso includes Illustrated depiction of Tarzan, seen from behind, climbing a tree with an antelope slung over his shoulder while a lion angrily swings a paw in his direction from below.
Illustrated depiction of Richard Spade holding a gun while looking over his shoulder. In the background is a side profile of a woman singing into a microphone, behind a red gun sight, and a black and white syringe. Verso includes portrait of B.B. Johnson wearing sunglasses with a pipe in his mouth., 64-657.
Illustrated depiction of [Buck Rogers?], seen from the side, dressed in a space outfit holding phasers with a combative expression on his face. Verso includes illustrated depiction of a man kneeling in grass with [grenades?] strapped to his chest and holding something off cover., Based on the famous newspaper strip.
Illustration of Iceman standing on a snow covered hill while shooting two guns. One of the guns is pointed at a snowmobile driver wearing a balaclava who is returning fire. Verso includes illustrated depiction of Iceman dressed in blue with a gun holstered over his chest., BH462.
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.
Illustrated depiction of Radcliff, dressed in a suit and wearing sunglasses, pointing a gun. In the background is an apparent gunshot victim lying on the ground and a Wanted poster, featuring Radcliff's likeness, is partially visible. In the foreground is a woman running with a look of alarm on her face., BH455.
Illustrated depiction of a uniformed guard running through a see of large human-like mouths with their teeth exposed. In the dispace is a ship in water and a figure in a purple gown standing on a hill.