Friday, 17 August 2012

Harry Harrison RIP

Harry Harrison died a few days ago on the 15th of August 2013.  This is the Peter Elson's 1990 Orbit cover for The Best of Harry Harrison which I was due to blog anyway but which has now become quite timely.  Sad news but there remains a fantastic legacy of work which will continue to be read and enjoyed for decades to come.


Friday, 10 August 2012

Of Time and Stars - A C Clarke (1981) Peter Elson

Peter Elson artwork this time.  The Roc edition from 1981.  Its nice but if I'm honest I prefer Peter Jones' cover design.  Not to worry though, there are some fantastic Elson images coming up.


Of Time and Stars - A C Clarke (1974) Peter Jones

First published in 1972.  This edition is from 1974 and was used on both the Penguin edition and the Puffin edition.


Deep Space - Silverberg (1977) Peter Jones

We've looked at this artwork before as part of Peter Jones's SolarWinds collection.  Normally I appreciate the raw artwork as is but with that sci-fi font and the framing of the key part it's looking about as sexy as it's ever going to get.


Apeman, Spaceman (1979)

Adrian Chesterman is the artist of this edition of; Apeman, Spaceman.  It's a very different style to the earlier Penguin edition.  I like the art a little more than the 1972 version but I can't help feeling there's an even better cover yet to be unearthed.


Apeman, Spaceman (1972)

The 1972 Penguin edition of this Science fiction collection with cover art by David Pelham.  I'm not sure that I like it but it is striking design none the less.