Category Archives: Pulp fiction

Pulp Friday: Mad Max books

To celebrate the release of the fourth instalment of George Miller’s Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, today’s Pulp Friday is the paperback tie-ins for the first three movies. The first book, Mad Max, was published by Circus Books in … Continue reading

Book review: American Pulp – How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

I’ve always been fascinated by how relatively insignificant objects you’ve lost in the course of moving around in life can later come to hold important meaning. An example for me is a black and white photograph of my father on … Continue reading

Beat Girls, Love Tribes, Real Cool Cats draft cover & pre-order information

I’m incredibly proud to be able to show you the draft cover to the upcoming book I’ve co-edited with Iain McIntyre, Beat Girls, Love Tribes & Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction & Youth Culture from the 1950s to 1980s. Iain … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s

When I first started researching the history of Australian pulp paperback publishing I thought libraries would be crammed with old papers from the various publishers who churned the books out in the fifties, sixties and seventies. I have since realised … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The World of Suzie Wong

The World of Suzi Wong is perhaps best known as a 1960 movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan. But before – and after – it was a movie, it was a book by English writer, Richard Mason. The story concerns … Continue reading