Herovit’s World by Barry N. Malzberg
1974 – Pocket Books
Cover by Charles Moll
An occasional series of book covers whose outlandish design evokes bafflement and confusion in equal measure.
Nope, me neither. This cover clearly depicts a sleepy/grumpy naked man exiting a typewriter whose eye is turned upwards as if to say “At least put some pants on mate”. The typewriter is surrounded by orange and green globules of an indeterminate nature and also appears to be wearing a rather dapper matching bow tie. I’d love to have been at the art director’s meeting the day this one was given the go ahead. The shit sure was good back in the seventies man.