Go Down To Glory (Original Title: This Bright Summer)

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She knew the earthly hungers of lonely mountain men
They loved in the shadow of fear and evil

This paperback is the only Dell edition with a dust-jacket. The colorful dust-jacket art is by Griffith Foxley, the more abstract cover itself is by Walter Brooks.

via my own collection

The Big Snatch (The Lady from L.U.S.T. #10)

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For Eve Drum, L.U.S.T. Agent Oh Oh Sex, it’s one climax after another…

This entire book can be read online here
From the back:

Lady From L.U.S.T. #10 finds Eve Drum, world’s hottest secret agent, causing a Southeast Asian crisis of her own.
There’s no stopping Eve once she gets into the Laotian jungle mood. She seems to lose all restraint (did she ever have any?) and throws every inch of her all-woman body into dancing in the Bangkok Temple of the Curious Caresses.
As usual, the more she takes off, the more she turns on.
Eve’s L.U.S.T. mission is to capture the plans for a Commie takeover of Thailand. All in the line of duty, Oh Oh Sex teaches her kooky sex tricks to the other temple dancers, dyes herself brown to pass for native, gets cozy with a Red general and a Buddhist monk, and hunts down a gorgeous rare emerald. It’s a lot for any one spy, but Eve thrives on excitement — and comes back for more.

via my own collection

Captain Brink of the Space Marines

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This story is earliest known use of the term “space marine,” contra Games Workshop and their claim to own the term. There was also a sequel called Space Marines and the Slavers

via my own collection. A complete copy can be downloaded here

The Savage Salome

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Danny Boyd’s out to make beautiful music with a sizzling soprano, but murder waits in the wings

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The Girl Cage

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Lonely Women In A Wicked Town

From the back:

Women — Waiting For Men

Martha hated “The Girl Cage” — the house she lived in with four other wives whose husbands were fighting in Korea. She hated the way they escaped that cage. Redheaded Frieda slipped into one stranger’s hotel room after another. Love-hungry Colleen was partial to drunken sailors. Jealous Ellen gave herself to a rich party-boy. And sulky Joan sought relief in other ways. But Martha remained aloof from their touch-and-go affairs — until a hard, cool lieutenant showed her the way to real love.

via my own collection

Sargasso of Lost Starships

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From a world beyond the fringe Valduma lured men to a voluptuous half-life…

This Allen Anderson painting marks 10,000 posts at PulpCovers.com. It has taken us about three years to get here, and we are proud to have assembled such a fantastic collection of covers.

To celebrate this milestone, I actually purchased this magazine, so the cover scan above is from my own collection. The painting itself is a bit out of my price range.

painting via Heritage Auctions. This entire issue can be downloaded here


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One steel-fisted man against a gang of ruthless killers

via my own collection

Find This Woman (1958)

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Shell Scott was baffled — every woman he met insisted she was the girl he was looking for

my own collection

Stone Cold Blonde (1951)

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The Case of the Nude Beauty’s Corpse

This is a great cover, but I prefer the latter Maguire version

via my own collection

A Rough Shoot

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Had he killed an innocent man… Or uncovered a giant spy ring?

via my own collection

The 69 Pleasures (The Lady from L.U.S.T. #3)

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They needed an undercover agent in Hong Kong — and nobody is better under the covers than Eve Drum, the world’s sexiest spy.

Painting via Heritage Auctions, cover from my own collection. This entire book can be read here