PULP CULTURE: The Art of Fiction Magazines. Frank M. Robinson, Lawrence Davidson.
PULP CULTURE: The Art of Fiction Magazines

PULP CULTURE: The Art of Fiction Magazines

Portland, Oregon: Collectors Press, Inc., 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited Edition, #58 of 350 copies signed by the authors and accompanied by a print. A nostalgic visual journey through the world of pulps. From the private library of Hugh Hefner, with a Hefner bookplate and a letter of provenance from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. The Playboy magazine founder had been an avid reader of pulp fiction in the 1940s and thereafter, he actively sought to grant the genre a more elevated status. In his preface to The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, editor Ray Russell wrote, "Prior to 1954, science fiction and fantasy were almost totally restricted to specialized, small-circulation pulp magazines... What happened in 1954 to change all this? Playboy happened. For the first time, a major periodical, a 'slick' magazine, began to consistently publish extrapolative stories, realistically inexplicable tales - the entire spectrum of science fiction and fantasy." Oblong quarto. Original decorative cloth binding. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, housed in the publisher's slipcase. Fine / Fine. Item #68920
ISBN: 1888054123

Price: $300.00

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