Category Archives: Australian pulp fiction

Pulp Friday: Wild Beat, a tribute to Australian pulp writer Carl Ruhen, 1937-2013

Most people think of pulp publishing as American. But for several decades in the second half of the last century, Australia had a significant pulp paperback industry that produced a large range of popular fiction. By the mid-to-late sixties, Horwitz, … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Key of Corruption

“She wanted her man to be sophisticated and successful – but there was a price to pay.” Life is busy at the moment, but not so busy I don’t have time to post a little Pulp Friday offering for your … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Island of Flames

“Nine people were on the island, so conflict erupted into a conflagration of sex, jealously and death. Then there were seven.” Here’s a quick Pulp Friday offering before I retreat to the bunker I’ve dug in the backyard to await … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Flower People

“Super-zap them all with love. That’s the Hippie slogan. And they mean you.” The cover of this week’s Pulp Friday speaks for itself, The Flower People by James Holledge. I mean, like, wow man, that is one far out cover. … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Girl From Las Vegas

“Everything’s on the house – including homicide.” I thought today’s pulp Friday would be a relatively straight forward affair. The Girl From Las Vegas,┬áby J.M.Flynn, is one of the many pulp paperbacks from the US and UK, reprinted in Australia … Continue reading