The Bottom Line
Publisher: Cleis Press, 2005
415 pp, $18.95
- A Great Introduction to the World of Lesbian Pulp Fiction
- Excerpts from Lesbian Pulp Fiction Classics
- Each novel has a replication of the cover art
- Edited Stories leave you longing for More
- Year books were published is not included with excerpt and cover art
Tereska Torres Womens Barracks
Vin Packer Spring Fire
Anne Herbert Summer Camp
Randy Salem Chris
Artemis Smith The Third Sex
Valerie Taylor Return to Lesbos
Della Martin Twilight Girl
Paula Christian Edge of Twilight
Ann Bannon Beebo Brinker
Guide Review - Lesbian Pulp Fiction by Katherine V. Forrest
I was not there in 1957, yet I am pulled to the pulp novels of the time for a sense of my place in this world too. For a sense of where my people come from. What they had to go through, the internal and external struggles of living life true to yourself in an era when, even more than today, lesbianism was considered a moral disease.
The books Forrest selected for this collection were mostly written by female authors. Each excerpt includes at least one sex scene. Although these novels were considered throw-aways, many of them are surprisingly well written--some by famous writers under assumed pen names.
This book is a great introduction to the world of lesbian pulp fiction, especially since most of these titles are hard to find. My biggest complaint is that each novel couldn't have been reprinted in its entirety. You get a little taste of each story and are left wondering how things turn out in the end.