A free launch party for Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre's new book, STICKING IT TO THE MAN: Revolution and Counter Culture in Pulp & Popular Fiction, 1950-1980 is coming to The Old Bar on Tuesday December 3.

Launched by Melbourne literary history and pulp fiction buff Stuart Kells, STICKING IT TO THE MAN uses popular fiction to trace the changing cultural and political environment of the 50s, 60s and 70s, from Civil Rights and Black Power to the New Left and Gay Liberation. 

The book includes over three hundred full-colour pulp and popular fiction covers from Australia, UK and the US as well as illustrated biographies, articles, in-depth interviews, and reviews from more than 30 pop culture scholars and critics.

The event will feature the musical stylings of DJ Bruce Miline, as well as readings from several of the novels included in the book. Copies of the book will be sold at a reduced price during the event and come with a free pulp novel. 

More information can be found on the event page.