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Pulp Librarian @PulpLibrarian A library of the mind

Curator of the art, history and fiction of old dreams.

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Badger Books didn’t last long and their books were hardly classics, but they embodied the three main features of pu… https://t.co/Ay4qUk7Wx3As for the writers John Glasby continued his career at ICI, eventually becoming head of Public Relations before ret… https://t.co/lwqDPWYXHzMick Angelo, former editor of Classics Illustrated, produced four titles for Spectre, mostly macabre horror tales s… https://t.co/ytftFS3LtGBadger Books was a formidable publishing machine, run on a shoestring but at its peak turning out a new book every… https://t.co/f82NjVlvl4Many Badger books were translated into German, Italian and French and issued by other publishers to fill the needs… https://t.co/JKa8zP5Bx7Glasby focussed more on the westerns and war stories, producing over 160 WW2 novels and an almost equal number of w… https://t.co/7SA7q5J7BDSupernatural Stories was the only digest magazine Badger Books kept going, producing over 100 editions including no… https://t.co/AeyKfl9WqKSome of Fanthrope’s stories were barely-disguised retellings of Shakespearian plays or Greek myths set in space. Ot… https://t.co/bbst8jqozpThe result was a unique stream-of-consciousness repetitive prose style: “He was disarmed, demobilised, defenceless,… https://t.co/W10S406iO3Fanthrope’s approach to writing was to cover himself with a blanket and then, armed with a thesaurus, dictate his s… https://t.co/YKgQyAIo8FBadger also had a unique method of commissioning work. A book cover – normally painted by Henry Fox – would be sent… https://t.co/lt4UdEhBRdTo mask their lack of authors Badger used a huge range of house aliases: Victor La Salle, John E Muller, Karl Zeigf… https://t.co/cM9FS0btdBThe Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe sold his first story to Spencer aged 17, and in between various other jobs he produce… https://t.co/1ogFtjzVb2John Glasby was a research chemist for ICI, carrying out research on detonators and rocket propellants, when he beg… https://t.co/G3vmWV1rnJThat meant publishers like Badger needed stories – lots of them! They needed to publish a range of new titles every… https://t.co/JLhoS9kr2iJust as important were the hundreds of thousands of demobilised servicemen who had grown used to having cheap books… https://t.co/Nx52Cuk3cjBadger Books existed to fill a need: an insatiable desire for something cheap and original to read – preferably in… https://t.co/JWD2xaqAWBSo in 1954 Spencer tool the plunge and set up its own range of original paperback novels: Badger Books. Run from sm… https://t.co/okX01Zr0Z2Initially Spencer focussed on story magazines in digest and pocketbook form: Tales of Tomorrow, Out Of This World a… https://t.co/azhMYFaYiyJohn Spencer and Co was founded in London in 1946 by Samuel Assael and specialised in publishing original fiction,… https://t.co/xWMGtxYtljToday in pulp I’m looking back at one of the many 1950s British imprints who rode the post-war publishing boom: Bad… https://t.co/Y3EjYo6cAO
8/24
2019
Just time for a quick look at the papers... https://t.co/jLsaKfYBCD"Contains all the fibre of the Old Testament but with only half the calories..." https://t.co/sLbVzr0B2RCurrent mood... https://t.co/y1Pz7tEhmTAnd that's it for my pulp trip back to 1975: a time when we didn't hold back on explaining the facts of life to chi… https://t.co/NYNTmqtkkgPeople did start families younger in 1975.. https://t.co/FA8MLysuQRThe Bay City Rollers eat some sausages. 1975 Topps trading card. https://t.co/nlVFjTm9KjI think he did tinker with the story ending. https://t.co/fpMsBtExOHWas Disney's choice... https://t.co/VDOE39jnDeWho did those books... https://t.co/eh0s6zv67IThis guy... https://t.co/zQ1aEVkXWY#Disney's Song Of The South, adapted by Guy N Smith. NEL, 1975 Yes, THAT Guy N Smith... https://t.co/WYAWxILBWE @PulpLibrarian During the making of this film, Wayne visited Harrods in an unsuccessful attempt to buy a rope ladde… https://t.co/b03xdu4jAA
Retweeted by Pulp LibrarianThe Expendables series by Richard Avery. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1975. Cover art by Ken Kelly. https://t.co/LEZwVh7JonAll these bands, all these shows, now lost like tears in rain... Look-In, 5 April 1975. #memoryhole https://t.co/BIqmfIXTlCPowerman: Africa's hero with super powers! (1975-77) Art by Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland. #comics #Nigeria https://t.co/OCskrGS3cVChris Archileos's cover art for the #DoctorWho Monsters Book (1975). Tom Baker looking very happy there... https://t.co/9EpZj1XpjLClearly this cover artist could not draw legs... The Penetrator: Northwest Contract, by Lionel Derrick. Pinnacle B… https://t.co/rXkJSKHoDYBandolier, by Budgie (1975). Album cover art by Patrick Woodroffe. This is an avian rock opera take on Planet Of T… https://t.co/TX1e6mwJ5fAh, the days people wore a tie to go the pub... Brannigan (1975). Poster by Bob McGinnis. https://t.co/hZMcjyDAjrAlice Cooper and Vincent Price. Disc magazine, April 1975 https://t.co/nokYCGgyh31975 Space Dust. This was the first legal high sold in Britain and basically acted like 'ludes. I'm assuming it's… https://t.co/LDL7oLfFplTurquoise Fairy in the kingdom of the mole women (1975). I think that adequately sums up the plot... https://t.co/uYVpq2WD9hSmack the pony: Confessions From An Escort Agency, by Rosie Dixon. Futura, 1975. https://t.co/LWMmXih553Heinz dessert in a tin (1975). Best served warm from the cupboard... #FridayFeeling https://t.co/Vxd2OZQ1lgThe Man From Planet X: The Devil to Pay, by Hunter Adams. Pinnacle Books, 1975. The parrot makes this cool... https://t.co/RtdoSi0RqqP.D.G. Kung-Fu - Le Dragon Blanc, by Gérald Moreau. EPP, 1975. Is she about to strike, or Do The Hustle..? https://t.co/zi5XlcDqdyThe Marksman* no 15: Die Killer Die! by Frank Scarpetta. Belmont Tower, 1975. (*cross-eyed?) https://t.co/kOHkAwh8I1Chopper Cop no 3: Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert, by Paul Ross. Popular Library, 1975. Never optioned for TV...… https://t.co/92jDggGlsySchool flashbacks time... The Castle, by Franz Kafka. Penguin Modern Classics, 1975. #FridayMotivation https://t.co/UzVtW0TOT7Blitzfreeze, by Sven Hassel. Corgi Books, 1975. This series, along with James Hadley Chase, pretty much kept Corgi… https://t.co/Vt7iRVL5MRThe Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1975). Art by Alan Aldridge. https://t.co/3cPrXOSGmKWhatever happened to string vests? Confessions Of A Long Distance Lorry Driver, by Timothy Lea. Futura, 1975. https://t.co/5R8cBvYZOu"This is the dystopia liberals want..." After Things Fell Apart, by Ron Goulart. Arrow Books, 1975. https://t.co/AxTHth2bJwMaster Mind Of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (NEL, 1975). Original cover art by Bruce Pennington. https://t.co/RLfO8bPmIUDune, by Frank Herbert. Oh hang on... The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K Dick. Manor Books, 1975.… https://t.co/M32DC7lpCUI have no idea what's going on in this cover... Confessions From A Package Tour, by Rosie Dixon. Fututa, 1975. https://t.co/ppeDNyTdgsAnd fish assassins wear no knickers... Goldfish Have No Hiding Place by James Hadley Chase. Thriller Book Club 19… https://t.co/QB9QJ2ZpTP"The hard-crusted adventurer." Pepperoni Hero no 1: Sandwiches Are NOT My Business, by Bill Kelly. Zebra, 1975. https://t.co/zb3vGlElKQ"For every mood..." The 1975 Ultra Latex catalogue. https://t.co/3JUHjK8ApyJohn Hurt and Quentin Crisp. Publicity still for The Naked Civil Servant (Thames TV, 1975). https://t.co/RzwG3jBfnCNaked Peacock (1975). The nude skydiving is quite something... #californiaforall https://t.co/RoDBAqYQYZThe Unisexers (1975). It only lasted three weeks, but what a time it was to be alive! https://t.co/LtlC1TQhs8Action Man escapes from Colditz (1975). Includes forged documents... https://t.co/aH5nte8iLrHeathers: the 1975 prequel. https://t.co/D05X8HtxSt"Do it!" Do The Hustle (1975). https://t.co/bbVWsmIJRnToday in pulp I head back to 1975, to see what was on our minds back then... #FridayFeeling https://t.co/OD5o7hPYM1
8/23
2019
#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf your sedative of choice is cheese. https://t.co/V3D8wa98UE#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf you still think the 90s was ten years ago. https://t.co/jSir7RyiQU#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf you call the internet New Media. https://t.co/nDmZMj8oflHappy #NationalBurgerDay everyone! https://t.co/udIOElVgtjTop it all off with a quick bundle on Phillip Schofield and your #AllDayRave is complete! Are you on one matey?… https://t.co/aoacaU0QiAAnd of course a cycling cap! https://t.co/lCUxT3ZFiXNo problems with the law... https://t.co/ZpRZxeRc7kSome bizarre shapes to throw... https://t.co/jmchOo1qKiSome DJs... https://t.co/ZTu3STUIYGA dog on a piece of string... https://t.co/ETMX5LjgCiA Roland or two... https://t.co/0ngw8hbl9CSome Happy Mondays... https://t.co/YzFVfTwlycOr a tube dress... https://t.co/uanmphEwhWSome Joe Bloggs... https://t.co/gOmFWVhmkIFor @BBC6Music's #AllDayRave you will need the following... https://t.co/HxcHqvToMf
8/22
2019
That's it for my look back at Baen book covers. I hope you daw something you liked! https://t.co/pYRTsNasohAnd at No 1 is my all-time favourite Baen cover - and a great read too! John the Balladeer, by Manly Wade Wellman… https://t.co/ukkIFRhHf8Baen cover No 2: Soldiers, by John Dalmas (2001). Art by David Mattingly. You don't know man, you weren't there... https://t.co/hWBroR8oDYBaen cover No 3: Crygender, by Thomas T Thomas (1992). Art by Stephen Hickman. Serious cheekbones! https://t.co/oCSkbkBLFcBaen cover No 4: Bug Park, by James P Hogan (1997). Art by David Mattingly. Worst. Park. Ever! https://t.co/Y0sAQAGEdCBaen cover No 5: Fangs For The Mammaries, edited by Esther Friesner (2010). Art by Clyde Caldwell. I see what you… https://t.co/wxGSkpyjHFBaen cover No 6: Rogue Berserker, by Fred Saberhagen (2006). Art by Kurt Miller. Proportion in art can be so overr… https://t.co/0U1yG7III2Baen cover No 7: Virgin Planet & Star Ways, by Poul Anderson (2000). Art by Clyde Caldwell. Some chicken! https://t.co/WcfiZLSsWkBaen cover No 8: Janus, by Andre Norton (2002). Art by Larry Elmore. Oh there's a lot of subtext in those looks... https://t.co/cCHlL26wXwBaen covers No 9: I, Martha Adams by Pauline Glen Winslow (1986). Art by John Melo. Don't blame Canada! https://t.co/IVvc9d2O44Baen cover No 10: When The Bough Breaks, by Mercedes Lackey & Holly Lisle (1993). Art by Larry Elmore. Not sure a… https://t.co/kap78wqEAOBefore I do the Baen Top 10, here's a few covers that didn't quite make the charts... https://t.co/3coSQegeySBaen cover No 11: Mother Of Demons, by Eric Flint (1997). Art by Larry Elmore. The mother of all beetles! https://t.co/jmtkExmgwbBaen cover No 12: Operation Chaos, by Poul Anderson (1992). Art by Larry Elmore. I doubt the cat is that much hel… https://t.co/u5Yy3jTPdaBaen covers No 13: The Eagle & The Nightingales, by Mercedes Lackey (1995). Art by Darrell K Sweet. Do eagles eat… https://t.co/aL7tfLaPTXBaen covers No 14: Winning Colors, by Elizabeth Moon (1995). Art by David Mattingly. That font! That kerning! Oh… https://t.co/j4cZYJyN1PBaen covers No 15: 1636 - The Kremlin Games, by Eric Flint et al (2012). Art by Tom Kidd. Better fit snowchains... https://t.co/Ucg6QxlFv7Baen covers No 16:  Retief and the Warlords, by Keith Laumer (1986). Art by Wayne D Barlowe. The cocktail glass is… https://t.co/uL0aBsBAXa
8/21
2019

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