Friday, 14 December 2012

STRANGLERS' MOON

Panther SF paperback, 1977. Cover illustration by Peter Jones. A
slightly modified version of this painting can be found in his book
"Solar Wind" (Paper Tiger, 1980)

Rear cover synopsis: 
"Vesa was the Empire of Earth's moon of vice. Every year millions of space-voyagers from all corners of the universe travelled there to make or break their fortunes in the exotic gaming palaces. But something much more sinister was going on in the Playground of the Galaxy. 
Already a quarter of a million people had vanished from Vesa. 
The situation shrieked for action. The security of the Empire was at risk. So the Head summoned SOTE's Number One super-agents. For only Jules and Yvette d'Alembert would risk life and limb to smash this interplanetary conspiracy of catastrophic dimensions..."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely by P A Jones, although I understand he has overpainted a bit since this version was published.
Ed Grove

Jeff Love said...

I'm wondering why I wrote that this was by Foss, this painting is in PAJ's Solar Wind book clear as day (though you're correct, the smaller space craft has been re-painted) - cheers!