What The?

An occasional series of book covers whose outlandish design evokes bafflement and confusion in equal measure.

This time, a collection of shorts and novellas featuring such luminaries as Frederick Pohl, Lester Del Rey and Philip K. Dick. Published only once in English language by Belmont in 1964, the frankly awful painting is signed ‘Brillhart’ which the isfdb lists as Ralph Brillhart (here). I’m not quite sure why an anthology of authors of this calibre was assigned such a bizarre cover as this, maybe only the art director will ever know.

All I know is that I’ve been deeply puzzled by this one ever since picking it up late last year, it’s all very odd. Very odd indeed.



3 thoughts on “What The?

  1. Joachim Boaz 09/04/2014 / 2:04 pm

    I suspect it has to do with the rather lowly press that released the book — Belmont.


    • unsubscriber 09/04/2014 / 2:40 pm

      Probably Joachim, but it still baffles me all the same. I have a few more of these bizarre covers lined up to be published over the next few weeks so watch this space.


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