Monday, 4 July 2016

Psychedelic Sci-Fi Round-up:
Nightmare Blue
by Gardner Dozois
& George Alec Effinger

(Fontana, 1977)

Cover illustration by Justin Todd.

I don’t really have a lot to say about this one. Sounds like one of the counter-culture influences early ‘70s sci-fi novels that could either be genius or utterly insufferable. Perhaps worth a go?

Cover illustration by Justin Todd is definitely some quintessential ‘70s ‘SF for heads’ gear though, right down to the big, freaky syringe.

A prolific British commercial illustrator and painter whose work often seems to have taken a garish, fantastical or comedic turn, a brief bio of Justin Todd can be found here, and an interesting gallery of his work can be seen here. Apparently still working today, he maintains a website showcasing some recent paintings.

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