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Look Here: An Obscure SF Book Cover by Frank Frazetta

What do I mean when I say that the cover of The Solar Invasion — which I stumbled across by chance this morning at a local shop that sells used books (and purchased to scan for this site) — is “obscure”? What I mean is that the image below has only been reprinted, at small scale, on a left-hand page, in one of the many books on Frank Frazetta’s art. It’s easy to overlook, but if you turn to page 166 in Legacy: Selected Drawings & Paintings by Frank Frazetta (Underwood Books, 1999), you’ll see this (sans typography):

Also, it’s one of the few paintings by Frazetta that includes a robot. In fact, it might be the only Frazetta painting of a robot, but since I’m just going by memory here, I think it prudent to hedge a bit.

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