Badger Books was a late 50's, early 60's British publisher of mostly forgettable science fiction. In fact it was so terrible at times, that a book was a published a few years ago called "Down the Badger Hole," which highlighted the terrible writing. A fellow named Lionel Fanthorpe wrote many of the books, including the one I am highlighting in this blog. I will continue to highlight more Badger Books in future editions. What they lack in writing, they make up for in wonderfully sensational cover illustrations. I just love "Fiends"... giant ants attacking people reminds me of the lovably terrible movie "Empire of the Ants." There's so much cheese here, all I need is some bread to make a sandwich.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.