This summer, I’ve been scanning and posting the covers of my “File X” collection — i.e., paperback novels from the 1940s-70s the titles of which include a freestanding letter “X” — to my other website, HiLobrow.
This was intended to be a ten-part series of posts. However, in response to the demands of HiLobrow, Boing Boing and io9 readers, today I posted the eleventh in what is now a series of twenty.
Hope Significant Objects readers enjoy the gallery of pulp fiction goodness!
Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC.
He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow
, Significant Objects
, and Semionaut
; and cofounder of HiLoBooks
, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH
. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously
, The Idler's Glossary
, The Wage Slave's Glossary
, the story collection Significant Objects
(forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section
; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac
. He has written for Slate
, The Baffler
, and The Idler
In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut
; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website Tripod.com; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader
Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle
, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info
Love that X — and those delicious covers!