Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Signet paperback, 1969. Cover by Michael K. Frith

They asked each other countless riddles, such as who played the Cisco Kid and what was Krypton. In the end Dildo won the game. Stumped at last for a riddle to ask, he cried out, as his hand fell on his snub-nosed .38, "what have I got in my pocket?" This Goddam failed to answer, and growing impatient, he paddled up to Frito, whining, "Let me see, let me see." Frito obliged by pulling out the pistol and emptying it in Goddam's direction. The dark spoiled his aim, and he managed only to deflate the rubber float, leaving Goddam to flounder...


Beaver paperback (Hamlyn imprint), 1977. Cover illustration
by John Raynes.

Rear cover synopsis:
"The mysterious powers of the zero stone on his rung bring danger to young Murdo Jern. Together with his strange feline companion Eet, he is hounded through space by the murderous Thieves' Guild, helped only by Eet's super-human intelligence and the unpredictable stone itself."

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Orbit paperback, 1982 .Cover painting by Peter Jones.

Rear cover synopsis: 
"Larry Greenberg's telepathic tendencies had been trained and developed to a critical level. The trouble was that if these psychic interchanges were strong enough, a man could end up not knowing who he really was. And when Larry's mind is taken over by a sinister alien force, he has to fight to retain his sanity - and divert a disaster that threatens all mankind."