Cover reveal: Dangerous Visions and New Worlds – Radical Science Fiction 1950 to 1985

Here’s the cover for the upcoming book I have co-edited with my friend, Iain McIntyre for PM Press, Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction 1950-1985. It follows on from Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular fiction l950 to 1980, and Girl Gangs, Biker Boys and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fictions and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980. Dangerous Visions and New Worlds contains some terrific writing and a heap of great SF cover art. Some of the authors covered in the book you will know. Others, I hope, won’t be so familiar. The book will around mid-2021, by which time my main concern is that the fiction featured in it will not appear nearly as dystopian the real world around us. More information as I get it.

6 Responses

  1. Charles Lobdell

    I can’t wait for this one. The cover bring back memories of encountering the books when they were first published and the wonderful reading experiences they brought. No pressure, but I have high expectations for this after your last two books.

    • Charles,
      Thanks for this. I hope you will not be disappointed. On the publisher’s orders it is a little smaller than the other two books. That said, it could’ve been a thousand pages and we still wouldn’t have had enough room for everything we wanted to include! But of what their is, the writing is excellent, some of the best so far, and we have included an incredible selection of covers.

  2. I loved the first two, and will no doubt love this.

    Question: any chance on a book about occult pulp? Sort of like Paperbacks From Hell, but more international and indepth?

    I’m a horror/occult fool, especially of the 60s and 70s variant.

    • Micheal,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for positive feedback about the books. The short answer to your question is, yes, that is a great idea and I have thought about something along those lines (among various other book history projects). But, as you will no doubt appreciate from having read the first two books, these are big projects – in terms of time, money, material, etc, so we will see. I do not think it would be a PM Press book, but maybe another publisher could be interested.

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