Agent Of Chaos by Norman Spinrad
1967 – Belmont
Cover artist uncredited
An occasional series of book covers whose outlandish design evokes bafflement and confusion in equal measure.
Ok, so this one is a little more conventional – or is it? Psychotic despot standing behind a trestle table dressed in a pink jumper – check. Army of black clad thugs firing heavy weaponry – check. Giant eyeballs on posts shooting green rays from their pupils – er, check. The number of people caught up this terrible crossfire of hideous laser beam destruction who appear to have been mortally wounded or killed – zero. Not quite the end of the human race yet then.