Atomic Flashback: Atomic's Fringe Top 10 In Wired

As part of our 20 year celebration, we'll be reprinting articles from Atomic Books Catalogs from the 1990s. 
Top 10 bestselling fringe publications (from the Atomic Books WWW catalog)

1. Splosh! The Wet and Messy Fun Mag
Fetish magazine for fans of "sloppy" sex. Anyone for Spaghetti Os in the undies?

2. Answer Me! The First Three
Three-issue compendium of malice and mayhem from hatemeisters Jim and Debbie Goad.

3. The Anarchist Cookbook, by William Powell
A skyrocketing bestseller, thanks to senators and broadcasters who have waved it around on television.

4. Crackpot, by John Waters
A collection of essays by sleaze guru and filmmaker John Waters. Signed by the author.

5. Nudist Magazines of the 50s & 60s, by Ed Lange
Gimme that ol' time nudity. Reprints from old nudist mags. Back then, they airbrushed over genitals so the models looked like ET.

6. James Taylor's Shocked & Amazed - On & Off The Midway
Interviews with albino sword-swallower "Lady Sandra" Reed and Ward Hall, "King of Sideshows." Freaks & geeks galore.

7. Encyclopedia Of Unusual Sex Practices, by Brenda Love 
Everything you ever wanted to know, from aphrodisiacs to zoophilia.

8. 50 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, by Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen
Fifty of the most far-reaching, reason-defying, paranoia-generating conspiracy theories.

9. Re/Search Guide To Bodily Fluids, by Paul Spinrad
A look into bodily fluids and excreta. Gross-out fun.

10. Annie Sprinkle's Post-Modern Pin-Ups: Pleasure Activist Playing Cards
The '90s feminist version of '50s girlie playing cards.

by Gareth Branwyn, from Wired, 1995, as reprinted in Atomic Books Catalog 2, Spring 1996.


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