Thursday, 2 September 2010

THE COSMIC EYE

Belmont paperback, September 1969. Cover painting by
Jack Faragasso (thanks: Mark).

"Morris should have functioned perfectly in the rigid totalitarian society of the future where every thought, every word, every action was controlled by the superstate. A state where everyone was watched night and day by the great eye of the internal security forces. It was a strange, in man was inhuman worlds, but the rewards were great for those who belonged to the right caste. Morris belonged to the master class which ruled the entire world by brain power or brutality, depending on which was needed. Morris was born right at the top - he had everything the technate society could provide - and yet he didn't belong. Nonconformity could mean liquidation, but he was prepared to take the risk."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cover looks a bit like the work of Jack Faragasso....

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Jack%20Faragasso

dq405 Mark

Jeff said...

Thanks Mark, I think you're right, it looks like this chap did a lot of Belmont Books in the 60s, and the style is definitely similar, which is enough for me until corrected otherwise ;)