[image description: the cover of a lesbian pulp fiction title, Sin Girls by Marlene Longman. The cover shows an illustration of two people, presumable the women from the book. One is lounging on a bed in a nightdress. The other is standing in front of the bed, pulling off her shirt and revealing her bra. The person on the bed is smiling broadly, while the person undressing appears to be laughing. The blurbs on the cover are “A shocking novel of lesbian love” and “tormented passions of women for women” The bottom of the cover says “This is an original Nightstand books”]
Jacket, Marlene Longman [Robert Silverberg], Sin Girls (1960)
Published by William Lawrence Hamling, Nightstand Books was a best-selling series of paperback originals, often by noted young novelist. Sin Girls was written by famous science fiction author Robert Silverberg, four years after his Hugo Award, during a crash in the science-fiction market; his work for Nightstand under various names brought him a twenty-room mansion. The unsigned art for this title stands out from other brooding lesbian pulp-fiction novels for its mood of jubilation.
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