Sunday, 4 March 2012

BEYOND INFINITY

Corgi SF paperback, 1964. Cover painting by Josh Kirby.

"BEYOND CONSCIOUSNESS 
What happens when a man must control his nightmares - or die? 
BEYOND THE STARS 
What happens on a fearful journey across the bright side of the planet Mercury? 
BEYOND DIMENSION 
What happens when earth becomes the object of invasion from a fourth dimension? 
BEYOND GRAVITY 
What happens when earth is plagued by a race of repellent creatures who have learned to control gravity? 
BEYOND INFINITY 
What happens?????"

Contents:

Tiger by the Tail
Nightmare Brother
PRoblem
The Coffin Cure
Brightside Crossing
The Native Soil
Love Thy Vimp
Letter of the Law
Family Resemblance

At first I thought the cover was by Richard Powers, the book wasn't mentioned in the checklist in The Art Of Richard Powers (Paper Tiger, 2001) - I thought; it's Powers or someone doing a really good Powers impression. To add to the confusion, the Macfadden edition of this book (title: Tiger By The Tail) does actually have a cover by Powers. A little detective work uncovered that the illustrator here is (perhaps unsurprisingly) Josh Kirby. The original painting can be seen here at The Illustration Exchange.
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