Rapture produced many different publications in its heyday. The underwater city promoted competition and a Laissez-faire economics environment, so journalism, publishing, and other facets of the print industry were divided among many different privately owned businesses.
Rapture's publications kept the many people of the city entertained and in the know. On the surface, a publisher might reject an individual's work for being too forward-thinking or risqué, but in Rapture, the only concern was whether a profit could be made. Whether it was the Bookstore in the Housewares department of Fontaine's, Harold Parson's meager shop in Pauper's Drop, or the various news vendors and kiosks in between, the citizens of Rapture had a wide variety of places where they could get their periodicals.
Like many businesses in Rapture, the print industry was dramatically affected by the 1958 New Year's Eve Riots, the Rapture Civil War, and the eventual collapse of civilized society. Under Security Order 217 all publications in Rapture were permanently suspended.
- Applied Headology, F. Griffith
- Applied Genetics, Wahl
- Dawkin's Law, Sturtevant
- Don't Let the Bastards See You Sweat, Frank Fontaine's self-help guide to getting ahead.
- Evolutionary Biology, Keating
- Mendelian Practise, Keating
- Practical Eugenics, Foberg
- Pressure Mechanics
- The Holy Bible
- Unity and Metamorphosis, Sofia Lamb's book on overcoming the self.
- Rapture: Luxury You've Earned
- Rapture Woman
- Science and You
Erotic Reading MaterialEdit
- Below Decks
- The Farmer's Daughter
- Mother May I?
- Pearly Gates