Frank M. Robinson, author

Aug 9, 1926 - June 30, 2014

Frank M. Robinson’s Memorial
August 8, 2014 @7pm
San Francisco Women's Building
3543 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 431-1180
This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our friend!

Pulp Culture
The Art of Fiction Magazines
published by Collectors Press
Available on Amazon

Winner of the "Pop Culture Book of the Year" 1999 by The Independent Publisher's Association

Explore the rollicking, rip-roaring era of pulp fiction. From its origins in the late nineteenth century, when adventure stories reigned, through almost six decades of slinking sleuths, galloping ghouls, nitty-gritty gals, and invincible warriors, pulp magazines transported readers into new territories of the mind. Join us in this nostalgic visual journey through the world of pulps.

A journeyman author and editor, Frank M. Robinson has worked for magazines such as Science Digest and Playboy. He's written a number of books including the thriller The Power, made into the movie of the same name. Lately he's authored The Dark Beyond the Stars and Waiting... both science-fiction novels.

Lawrence Davidson has been a buyer at Cody's Books in Berkeley, California, since 1977. As founder of Probabilities, a show for KPFA radio in Berkeley, he's interviewed hundreds of authors, including Louis L'Amour, and Hugh B. Cave who wrote for the old-time pulps.

10.5" x 11", 208 Pages,  440 Full-color images, Hardcover w / jacket
ISBN: 1-888054-12-3


The New York Times Book Review,  April 26, 1998

“As Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson show in their lush Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines (Collectors Press, $39.95), the genre had masters who were capable of creating great artwork. ... With more than 300 full-color examples, there is something for everyone in this comprehensive collection of a virtually forgotten American popular art.” -- Steven Heller

New York Daily News,  April 26, 1998

“The major attraction of Pulp Culture ... is its generous sampling of the cover art of magazines... ...But the text, by Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson, is equally fascinating for its rich cultural history. ...” -- Howard Kissel

Washington Post,  March 22, 1998

“From the saucy, spooky, exotic, action-packed covers reproduced in this book, it's easy to see the appeal. ....”

Barnes & Noble Mystery Web Site

“If you have even the slightest interest in pulps, you should buy this book immediately.”

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