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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.