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The Black Cloud, 1960

I’ve been staying away from Penguins lately in favor of more obscure publishers, but this one caught my eye. The “cover drawing by John Griffiths” is a little different for them.

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Myth Master, 1973

Lovely. The type, I mean.

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A detail of the back. Of the book, I mean.

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Dilation Effect, 1971

Wow. Trippy. Art by Wilson McLean.

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SF 3, 1967

An earlier volume from the series I posted last.

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SF 6, 1971

Cover painting appears to be by David McCall Johnston.
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Ring Around the Sun, 1967

Though the design’s a little cramped and “mass-markety,” I dig the crazy artwork.

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Come on, tell me you don’t wanna read “Froomb!” based on the title alone.

The cover art on the left is by John Fargasso, but the cover art on the right is by Jack Fargasso. Yet their styles are so similar…

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The Lotus Caves, 1971

Psychedelic…

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An ABC of Science Fiction, 1968

Typographic illustration by Ronald Walotsky.

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Fury, 1955






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