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Look Here: Three more SF covers with art by Kelly Freas

Travelled a bit in the past few weeks. Stopped at a few bookstores. Bought a few books. Like these, for instance:

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To view all of the covers with art by Kelly Freas that I’ve scanned and posted so far, click here.

Keywords: To Challenge Chaos and Promised Land by Brian M. Stableford; The Werewolf Principle by Clifford D. Simak; Kelly Freas.

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Look Here: Four more splendid SF covers with art by Kelly Freas

As promised almost two weeks ago, here are four more covers with art by Kelly Freas, freshly scanned from the collection of yours truly:

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Older SF fans will no doubt recognize the illustration on the cover of Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology as a reprint of the famous cover of the October 1953 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, which, apparently, was Kelly Freas’s debut as an SF illustrator. Campbell commissioned the cover from Freas as an accompaniment to Tom Godwin’s short story “The Gulf Between” — not included in the memorial anthology — and twenty-four years later, the rock band, Queen, commissioned Freas to created a pastiche of the image for their 1977 album, News of the World.

Keywords: Frank Kelly Freas; Astounding, edited by Harry Harrison; Dread Companion by Andre Norton; The Zen Gun by Barrington J. Bayley; The Wizards of Senchuria by Kenneth Bulmer.

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Look Here: Five more SF paperbacks with cover art by Davis Melzer

More cover scans this morning, which I know will come as a big relief to those of you for whom it comes as a big relief:

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The most obvious influence on Melzer’s art in the early 1970s was Kelly Freas. I have more Freas covers to post, so stay tuned for that, if that’s that sort of thing that’s your sort of thing.

Keywords: Margaret St. Clair, The Dancers of Noyo (NY: Ace, 1973), 13600, with cover art by Davis Meltzer; Theodore Sturgeon, The Worlds of Theodore Sturgeon (NY: Ace, 1972), 91060, with cover art by Davis Meltzer; Bruce McAllister, Humanity Prime (NY: Ace, 1971), 34900, with cover art by Davis Meltzer; Clifford D. Simak, Time and Again (NY: Ace, nd), 81001, with cover art by Davis Meltzer; Andre Norton, Web of the Witch World (NY: Ace, nd), 87871, with cover art by Davis Meltzer.