Wednesday, 20 October 2010

GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NO. 25

Cover painting by Ed Emshwiller ("Emsh") showing
Space Time In One Tough Lesson.

GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NO. 24

Cover painting by Mel Hunter showing The Latest In Dugout Canoes.

GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NO. 23

Cover painting by Ed Emshwiller ("Emsh") showing
Robots Repaired While U Wait.

GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NO. 22

Cover painting by René Vidmer showing Hunting On Aldebaran IV.

Friday, 8 October 2010

TWO TALES AND EIGHT TOMORROWS

Bantam paperback, May 1968. Cover artist uncredited.

"A LEAP INTO FREE SPACE - WHERE DOWN IS UP AND THE ONLY CERTAINTY IS THE UNEXPECTED!  
Alien beings, bizarre customs, hostile environments ... Harry Harrison guides you through a series of startling excursions into new worlds and extra-ordinary experiences."

Contents:

The Streets Of Ashkelon
Portrait Of The Artist
Rescue Operation
Captain Bedlam
Final Encounter
Unto My Manifold Dooms
The Pliable Animal
Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N.
According To His Abilities
I Always Do What Teddy Says

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

CITY

Methuen paperback, 1988. Cover illustration: Nick Rogers.

"Jenkins was a robot. He was built to be the perfect worker, tireless and uncomplaining, but quite unexpectedly he also became a close companion to generation after generation of his owners as the human race matured, moved beyond the confines of its one tiny planet, and eventually changed beyond all recognition. And then, because he was a good and dutiful servant, Jenkins went on to serve Earth's inheritors.... 
Here is a masterful tale of an Earth overrun by ants, a series of parallel worlds ruled by dogs, and a Jupiter where the human race finds its Golden Age - if human it could still be called."

NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION NOVEMBER 1957

Cover by Brian Lewis from Sector General.

NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION OCTOBER 1957

Cover painting by Brian Lewis from Mate In One.

NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION SEPTEMBER 1957

Cover painting by Terry Maloney symbolising the 15th world science fiction
convention.

NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION MARCH 1957

Cover painting by Terry Maloney.

NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION NOVEMBER 1956

Cover painting by Terry Maloney.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

PRIME NUMBER

Sphere Science Fiction paperback, 1983 reprint.
Cover painting by Peter Elson.

"A FEAST OF THE FUTURE 
From the fertile imagination of one of the liveliest minds in the science fiction spectrum come nineteen visions of possible tomorrows. Sometimes sardonic, sometimes sad, often amusing, always brilliant, harry harrison's collection of mind-spinning tales re-emphasises his status as a giant in the science fiction galaxy."

Contents:

Mute Milton
The Greatest Car In The World
The Final Battle
The Powers Of Observation
The Ghoul Squad
Toy Shop
You Men Of Violence
The Finest Hunter In The World
Down To Earth
Commando Raid
Not Me, Not Amos Cabot!
The Secret Of Stonehenge
Incident In The IND
If
Contact Man
The Pad
A Civil Service Servant
A Criminal Act
Famous First Words

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN

Sphere Science Fiction paperback, 1971. Artist uncredited.

"A ship is becalmed; hunger and thirst drive the crew mad; like the wrath of God a cyclone destroys the galleon, leaving only two survivors. 
A man and a boy are cast up on a weird, godless shore. No life exists there beyond a jungle of dreadful, flesh-eating plants. Desperately the two survivors trek through the jungle towards a great, fiery range of mountains. 
There, on the slopes of a burning, pulsating crag, they meet their destiny..."

ANALOG MAY 1972

Cover painting by Leo Summers.