Pulp Parade #293: The girl who loved death

Pulp Parade #292: Whatever you do, be sure to bring back seeds
Pulp Parade #294: Meet me in the vortex, Louie

This is Amazing Stories for September 1952, cover by Walter Popp. Its peculiar perspective notwithstanding, this cover is one of my all-time favorites not just of Amazing Stories but of pulp generally. When I first saw it I was really hoping for a Flatliners-like story about a girl who would die just to see what it was like, but that turned out not to be the case. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. I found this version of the cover at Pulp Covers. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to come up as available on my search of the Internet Archive.

4 thoughts on “Pulp Parade #293: The girl who loved death

  1. I saw the cover in a couple of the SF pulp art books back in the late seventies. I had to buy a copy to read the story—what a disappointment!

    • I know the publishing house. They do on-demand reprints of probably-in-the-public-domain works—well worth it for those who prefer things in print rather than on a computer screen or smart phone screen.

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