Category Archives: Pulp Friday

Pulp Friday: The Chain Reaction

Last week I posted on the paperback tie-ins for the first three Mad Max films. Continuing my Australian dystopian road movie theme, today’s Pulp Friday offering is the rare paperback tie-in to the 1980 Australian film, The Chain Reaction. I … Continue reading

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

Pulp Friday: The Zebra-Striped Hearse

To celebrate the 100th birthday of iconic crime author, Ross Macdonald, today’s Pulp Friday offering is the stunning cover of the 1964 Bantam edition of The Zebra Striped Hearse. The Zebra Striped Hearse was one of eighteen novels written by Macdonald, a pseudonym … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: The Name of the Game is Death

Today’s Pulp Friday offering will be familiar to fans of hardboiled crime fiction, the 1972 edition of The Name of the Game Is Death, by Dan J Marlowe, published by Fawcett Gold Medal. Although Marlowe is not well known today, … 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