Category Archives: Gold Star Publications

Pulp Friday: passion pits and twilight zones, Kings Cross pulp fiction

“A startling and authentic story of wartime Sydney when the American ‘invasion’ turned Kings Cross into a passion pit of vice and black marketing.” Earlier this week I reviewed Louis Nowra’s terrific social history Kings Cross A Biography for the Overland Journal … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Last Refuge

Today’s Pulp Friday is a little known but interesting book, The Last Refuge by Edward Lindall, published in 1972. It’s interesting for two reasons. First, it was an attempt to set a spy thriller amid the radical student politics taking … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: interview with Iain Mcintyre, author, Sticking it to the Man!

Today’s Pulp Friday is a fascinating interview with Melbourne-based social historian Iain McIntyre, author of a new book, Sticking it to the Man! Pop, Protest and Black Fiction of the Counterculture, 1964-75. Sticking it to the Man! is a roller coaster … Continue reading