More covers, freshly scanned and displayed in order of publication:
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Jupiter and Star Science Fiction 4 are wraparound covers, but I’m not in the mood right now to do the scanning and stitching necessary to display the back, spine, and front of each book as a single image. Sorry…
Keywords:Star Science Fiction 4, edited by Frederik Pohl; Jupiter, edited by Carol and Frederik Pohl; The Humanoid Touch by Jack Williamson; Rendezvous by D. Alexander Smith; John Berkey.
Fourth thing I noticed about Dunkard’s Walk, right after the author’s name, the title, and Berkey’s artwork, was the quotation at the top of the cover: “‘Easily Pohl’s most satisfactory effort.’ — N.Y. Herald Tribune.” Ouch! Was that really the best notice that Drunkard’s Walk had received between its original publication in 1960 and the 1973 reprint you see above? And did that lukewarm “cover quote” ever entice anyone to buy the book?
Keywords:Drunkard’s Walk by Frederik Pohl, John Berkey.
Went to a church rummage sale yesterday. Picked up three LPs and a small stack of paperbacks, including three with covers by Paul Lehr. Scanned the Lehr covers a few minutes ago. Uploaded the JPEGs to RCN. Typed a few lines of nonsense. Published the post. Tweeted the link. Sat back and admired my busywork.