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Afterword on the history of pulp paperbacks
Digitized from rare pulp edition

His only escape was to become another man! Allen Sibley was a frightened little man - frightened for his life. In the corrupt, swindling world of cutthroat big business on Earth in 2197, Sibley had made the unforgiv able error - he had been found out. And worse, someone had known this would happen, someone who waited quietly to collect Sibley's entire fortune in exchange for a gamble - but it was the only gamble which might save his life! When circumstances forced him to do it, he took a new name - Sullivan - and bought himself a new body: big, strong and healthy. And then he gradually learned that he had a new mind - which was neither Sibley's nor Sullivan's. The only thing he hadn't known, was that he'd have to live the rest of his days on Pluto... tormented by the knowledge that those from whom he was escaping on Earth were now closing in on him.

About Vintage Paperback Pulp Fiction:

A new revolution was underway at the start of the 1940s in America - a paperback revolution that would change the way publishers would produce and distribute books and the reading public would consume them. In 1939 a new publishing company - Pocket Books - stormed onto the scene with the publication of its first paperbound book. Unlike hardback books, these pulp paperbacks were inexpensive and readily available everywhere. The American public could not get enough of them.

During the 1940s, mysteries and romances were the hot sellers. In the early 1950s, new pulp fiction subgenres emerged - science fiction, westerns, gay & lesbian fiction, juvenile delinquent and "sleaze", for instance - that would tantalize readers with gritty, realistic and lurid stories never seen before. Publishers soon came to realize that sex sells. In a competitive frenzy for readers, they turned from straightforward "tasteful" cover images to alluring covers that frequently featured a sexy woman in some form of undress, along with a suggestive tag line that promised stories of sex and violence within the covers. To this day, the pulp cover art of these vintage paperback books is just as sought after as the books themselves were sixty years ago.

We are excited to make these wonderful pulp fiction stories available in ebook format to new generations of readers, as a new revolution - the ebook revolution - is in full swing. We hope you will enjoy this nostalgic look back at a period in American history when dames were dangerous, tough-guys were deadly and dolls were downright delicious.

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Used availability for Algis Budrys's Man of Earth

Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Man of Earth
Author(s): Algis J Budrys
ISBN: 1-258-25375-5 / 978-1-258-25375-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Man Of Earth
Author(s): Algis J Budrys
ISBN: 1-258-25458-1 / 978-1-258-25458-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Man of Earth
Author(s): Algis Budrys
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK