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Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and … by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette (eds.) (2019)

Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and … by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette (eds.) (2019)

The latest work edited by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette has the focus on pulp fiction published in English and connected to and influenced by the Counterculture and ideas of revolution. The emphasis is on “the long sixties,” meaning the aftermath of that truly revolutionary decade that was at work long into the 1970s, in […]

Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present by Seth Bovey (2019)

Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present by Seth Bovey (2019)

The Third Bardo’s 1967 song “Five Years Ahead of My Time,” a musical gem by the psychedelic garage band from New York is the eponym for this book, as the many garage bands of the 1960s laid the foundations for American Rock music. The word “garage” in this context actually describes their foremost place of […]

Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo by Alexander C. T. Geppert (ed.) (2018)

Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo by Alexander C. T. Geppert (ed.) (2018)

Introducing the second volume of the European view on space programs and the sociocultural effects of current and future space travel and planet colonization plans, Limiting Outer Space continues the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology series. The title is strongly linked to Vol. 1 Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the […]

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction … by Iain Mcintyre and Andrew Nette (eds.) (2017)

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction … by Iain Mcintyre and Andrew Nette (eds.) (2017)

The development and the origins of pulp fiction books are both well-documented and naturally before there was a market for those products, there was a demand for it. Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, however, starts not at the beginning of this genre, but dives deep into the phenomenon of the pulp books that dealt with subcultures […]

The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978 by Roy Thomas (2017)

The Marvel Age of Comics 1961–1978 by Roy Thomas (2017)

Marvel Comics of New York, originally founded as Timely Publications in 1939, is one of the most important comic book publishers worldwide. Comic book fans all over the world are grateful for superheros as Captain America or the Sub-Mariner. And particularly for superheros of “a somewhat other kind,” as the mostly troubled, eccentric and characters […]

Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture by David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray (eds.) (2016...

Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture by David Kaiser and W. Patrick McCray (eds.) (2016)

Even if today many fans (and critics) of the 1960s/1970s and the “counterculture” hold the believe that this generation, and those involved in social change were mostly anti-scientific and anti-technology, this view of the era is largely wrong. We know for a fact that back then many alternative ways of coping with life, philosophy, the idea […]