“The eyes! The eyes… how they stare. I cannot escape from their demonic gaze for but one moment. The heavy curtains are drawn to ward off their attempts to spy on me during the hours of daylight but when sleep comes, no one can save me. They loom and gape hideously, gigantic orbs all around me, suffocating me with their leering presence. I awake and retreat into the sanctuary of my library with a tumbler of whisky but still they glare at me from the books on my shelves. They are driving me to the very edge of madness itself…”

Only joking! Or am I? Meanwhile, here are eight books which feature the titular optic organ on their covers as proof there maybe something to this story after all.

“Beware those damnable eyes!!”

(Fade to black.)

The Cosmic Eye
1972 – Five Star (UK)
Cover artist uncredited

Reynolds The Cosmic Eye

Eye In The Sky by Philip K. Dick
1971 – Arrow Books
Cover artist uncredited

PKD Eye In The Sky

Kalin by E. C. Tubb
1973 – Arrow Books
Cover art by Chris Yates

Tubb Kalin

The Mind Cage by A. E. van Vogt
1963 – Panther
Cover artist uncredited

van Vogt The Mind Cage

The Ticking Is In Your Head by Leonard Daventry
1970 – Curtis Books
Cover artist uncredited

Daventry The Ticking Is In Your Head

The Iron Thorn by Algis Budrys
1969 – Coronet
Cover artist uncredited

Budrys The Iron Thorn

Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick
1976 – Manor Books
Cover artist uncredited

PKD Now Wait For Last Year

The Flying Eyes by J. Hunter Holly
No publication date printed – Priory
Cover artist uncredited

Holly The Flying Eyes


6 thoughts on “Eyes

  1. Lestaret 09/07/2014 / 6:31 pm

    There’s something weird about single eyes. They always look surprised. Maybe they are; you should ask next time you come across one!


    • unsubscriber 09/07/2014 / 6:36 pm

      I’m staying in the library away from their hideous, all-seeing leer this evening. It’s best for what’s left of fragile grip on reality…


  2. Joachim Boaz 10/07/2014 / 1:40 am

    Nice, I did two posts on this theme as well around a year + ago 🙂

    (and used a lot of the same images)


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