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George Kelley Paperback & Pulp Fiction Collection

Collection Overview

The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection is comprised of over 25,000 pulp fiction books and magazines. The Collection contains hundreds of paperbacks from the 1940s and thousands from the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these never appeared in hardcover. The remainder are paperback originals published in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Greatest Hits

    George Kelley's personal favorites.

  • Adventure Stories

    Authors represented include: Edward S. Aarons, James Axler, Jack Finney, Bill Granger, Michael Hartmann, Don Pendleton, Joseph Rosenberg, Dick Stivers, and Ed Wood.

  • Detective/Mystery Stories

    Authors represented include: Edward S. Aarons, James Axler, Jack Finney, Bill Granger, Michael Hartmann, Don Pendleton, Joseph Rosenberg, Dick Stivers, and Ed Wood.

  • Erotic Stories

    Authors represented include: Arthur Adlon, J. G. Ballard, Lolah Burford, Robert Colby, Harlan Ellison, Carlton Gibbs, Matt Harding, William Moore, Jack Pine, and Steve Yardley.

  • Fantastic Fiction

    Authors represented include: Gordon R. Dickson, David Eddings, Harlan Ellison, Don Pendleton, David C. Smith, Robert Stallman, Don Tracy, Logan Winters, Gene Wolfe, and Jonathan Wylie

  • Horror Tales

    Authors represented include: John Anthony, Charles L. Grant, Richard Levinson, Judi Miller, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, David Morrell, Richard Patterson, Bill Pronzini, William Bayer, and Stephen King

  • Legal Stories

    Authors represented include: Henry Cecil, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Bruce Hamilton.

  • Science Fiction Stories

    Authors represented include: Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Arthur C. Clarke, Samuel R. Delany, Gordon R. Dickson, George A. Effinger, Harlan Ellison, Ursula LeGuin, H. P. Lovecraft, Joanna Russ, Clifford Simak, Timothy Zahn, and Roger Zelazny

  • War Stories

    Authors represented include: Edward S. Aarons, Dan Brennan, Lou Cameron, Robert Colby, Andre Dubus, John Hardesty, Lee Manning, Harry Patterson, Ryder Stacy, and Tereska Torres.

  • Western Stories

    Authors represented include: Matthew Braun, Tabor Evans, Edward Gorman, Zane Grey, J. D. Hardin, Leo P. Kelley, Justin Ladd, Jake Logan, Cort Martin, Jon Sharpe, and Clay Tanner.