Look Here: Two lovely mystery covers with art by McGinnis


Wish the books were in better condition, and cleaner, but cheapskates can’t be choosers. “Buy low, pile high” is my motto. Okay, not really; I just made that up. Clever turn of phrase, though. And true, all too true, too. Just ask my wife.

Keywords: The Case of the Bigamous Spouse and The Case of the Golddigger’s Purse by Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason, Robert McGinnis.

Look Here: Four Conan covers with art by Sanjulian

More cover scans this morning; fans of heroic fantasy will be pleased with the selection, I think:


Keywords: Conan: The Flame Knife by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp; Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos by Robert E. Howard, revised by L. Sprague de Camp; Conan the Mercenary by Andrew J. Offutt, Conan and the Sorcerer by Andrew J. Offutt; Sanjulian.

Look Here: One lovely cover with kaleidoscopic art by Wilson McLean

I collect ’em (if they’re cheap enough), I scan ’em (when I can force myself to do the work), I process ’em (though I have no idea what I’m doing), and I post ’em (with a modicum of commentary, when the mood strikes; with blather like this, when I can’t think of anything interesting to say, which these days is nine times out of ten):


Scottish artist Wilson McLean was inducted by the Society of Illustrators into its Hall of Fame in 2010.


Keywords: Dilaton Effect by Douglas R. Mason, Synthajoy by D.G. Compton, The Wind from the Sun by Arthur C. Clark, Wilson McLean.

Look Here: Three PBK covers with airbrush art by Grossman, by Pound, and by Pritchett

More scans? Yes, of course! Why not?! More scans…


You like? I like.

Keywords: Jimmy the Kid by Donald E. Westlake, The Space Swimmers by Gordon R. Dickson, Rajan by Tim Lukeman, John Pound, Robert Grossman, Tom Pritchett.

Look Here: The cover of Edmund Cooper’s SEED OF LIGHT, with art by Jim Burns

I scanned the front cover of Seed of Light from my personal copy; the JPEG of the artist’s airbrushed artwork sans text is from Paul Hartzog’s Flickr photostream.


Not sure which of the two images above displays the correct colour, but at this moment, I think I prefer the one with the overall greenish cast and softer focus, i.e. the printed cover.

Finally, yes, the cover of my copy of Seed of Light has a wraparound image. But the fact is, earlier today, when I scanned the front, I simply was not in the mood to scan the spine and the back and piece it all together.

Keywords: Seed of Light by Edmund Cooper, Jim Burns.