Sunday, 25 January 2015

Psychedelic Sci-Fi Round-up:
by E.C. Tubb

(Arrow, 1973)

Urgh, January. Always a bit of a slog, isn’t it? To keep us ticking over until I manage to pull some new movie reviews together, and hopefully to transport us to some warmer, weirder, more colourful locales for a moment or two, now seems an apt time for some posts showcasing a few recent, random additions to my collection of psychedelic sci-fi paperback artwork.

To begin, how about this eye-catching wraparound number from the cover star of one of the issues of New Worlds we looked at a while back, Mr. E.C. Tubb?

Regrettably, the distinctive montage artwork is uncredited, but any readers able to put a name to it are encouraged to drop us a line and do so.

As to the book itself, like much SF of this era, it sounds a bit… trying, but who knows, maybe I’ll give it a go sometime.

Below is a bonus .jpg of the whole wraparound cover. Perhaps it might make a nice desktop wallpaper, if you’re thus inclined? (Apologies for the bookshop sticker on the back by the way – I know from bitter experience that it’s one of those ones that would be difficult to peel off without tearing the cover.)

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