Tropic Books emerged as a bookline from the Fresno-based sleaze publishing empire of Sanford Aday and Wallace de Ortega Maxey, following quickly on the heels of the Fabian and Saber books. The Tropic editorial offices are listed as: 2919 East Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California, the editorial offices of Fabian and Saber books.
A little background:
Along with the Tropic line, there were also its forerunners Fabian, Saber and follow-ups Vega, Paragon and NLB. Both an author as well as the chief editor and publisher, Aday established Fabian in 1952 (which was early in the realm of sleaze paperbacks), issuing tortured novels of his own for a short while, until branching out and publishing the works of others, including sleaze scribes Eve Linkletter, John Nemec, Roger Blake, nascent food critic Lou Hogan, and astrologer Sydney Omarr. Aday ran famously afoul of the law in 1963 when he was convicted in a Michigan pornography trial for shipping across state lines the notorious 1959 Oscar Peck novel SEX LIFE OF A COP (Saber #11). One wonders had the titular subject had been a grocery clerk, bell-hop, or insurance saleman, if the sentence of 25 years might have been somewhat less. The primary cover artist for the line was Bill Edwards.
Differing form the other Aday books, these volumes were printed not on the thinnest of paper stock, but a slightly heavier weight cover stock.
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