|Coronet paperback, 1981. Cover design credited to David Cox|
Studios. Painting is by Fred Gambino.
"Required: one Doomsday weapon capable of ironing out the whole human race. It was a tall order, but then I thought I had a rather tall solution. Oddly enough, several of my junior scientists were quite enthusiastic about the project. They came up with such wild schemes as indestructible viruses, radio-activity and saturation devices, even anti-gravity fields large enough to drain the planet of its atmosphere and so choke us all to death. I dismissed the more original and enthusiastic members of my team. Such people seemed to me to be rather dangerous.
Besides, by this time I had an idea of my own. It was elegantly simple..."
The Life and Death of Plunky Goo
The Doomsday Story
The Jar of Latakia
M 81: Ursa Major
The Brain Child