Saturday, May 12, 2007
You don't even find colors like this any more, let alone images.
Yes, we expect to see knee-high boots in space. That makes plenty of sense. But why the pistol version of the trusty Pilgrim blunderbuss?
The green lady with the pointy teeth may have helped inspire the green chick from the original "Star Trek" series (memorably portrayed in one episode by Yvonne Craig--formerly Batgirl on the 60s television serial "Batman."
I'm not going to get into the suspicious hand placement or an analysis of rocket placement and design. I'm just going to give the artist the benefit of the doubt.
John Brunner had an excellent reputation as a sci-fi author. I'll have to check to see if he's still alive.
Yes, it's one of those "Double Novel" books with another flashy cover on the other side. The other cover's not bad, either, so maybe I'll post that one someday, too.