I have been enjoying the work of Mr Clifford Donald Simak immensely of late. Whilst browsing through Simak’s books in my library a few days ago, I was struck by how many of them had great covers, some of which were created by my favourite designers and so I thought I’d share a few of them here;
Time And Again – 1967, Penguin
A rather psychedelic piece by Alan Aldridge who would later produce LP covers and illustrations for a variety of bands amongst his other design work.
Cosmic Engineers – 1969, Paperback Library
Although uncredited in the book, this rather striking cover has been identified as the work of Richard Powers.
All The Traps Of Earth And Other Stories – 1963, Macfadden
Another uncredited Richard Powers cover although his signature can just be seen in the top right hand corner of the black & white panel illustration.
Why Call Them Back From Heaven? – 1970, Ace
Once again, the artwork is not credited in the book. This is however an expanded version of 1968 cover which is credited to Leo and Diane Dillon.
Way Station – 1969, Macfadden
A great little oddity which is credited to Jack Faragasso on the back cover.
Destiny Doll – 1973, Sidgwick & Jackson
Wonderfully strange wraparound art which is uncredited but has been identified as the work of Lucinda Cowell.
The artists responsible for these last two covers are sadly unidentified but they are so brilliant that I couldn’t finish this piece without including them.
The Werewolf Principle – 1971, Pan
Any book that manages to combine anatomical and geometric designs deserves a place in my library.
The Night Of The Puudly – 1964, Four Square
This is possibly my favourite cover in this series and looks for all the world like a Gilbert and George piece.