From The Library Of The Unsubscriber No.2, Artistic Luminaries and Uncredited Heroes

This week’s glimpse into my library reveals a number of little treasures including cover artwork by such luminaries as Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon, Hoot Von Zitzewitz and Ian Miller. The final two books in this selection are both recent acquisitions – I just love the cover for Android Armageddon and its disembodied, computer filled head. Design like this would never get past draft stage these days which is more the pity.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this brief selection of randomly selected covers and books;

The Ring by Piers Anthony & Robert E. Margroff
1968 – Ace Books
Cover art by Diane Dillon and Leo Dillon

Anthony Margroff The Ring

The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
1967 – Ace Books
Cover art by Hoot Von Zitzewitz

Leiber The Big Time

The Werewolf Principle by Clifford Simak
1977 – Pan Books
Cover art by Ian Miller

Simak The Werewolf Principle

Android Armageddon by Robert Tralins
1974 – Pinnacle Books
Cover art by Vincent DiFate

Tralins Android Armageddon

Atoms And Evil by Robert Bloch
1962 – Fawcett Gold Medal
Cover artist not credited

Bloch Atoms And Evil


10 thoughts on “From The Library Of The Unsubscriber No.2, Artistic Luminaries and Uncredited Heroes

  1. Postcard Cafe 09/09/2014 / 9:26 am

    The fella in white on the cover of Android Armageddon does look like he is out playing cricket just as his team mates have been teleported away… 🙂


    • unsubscriber 09/09/2014 / 3:16 pm

      Well spotted Mr Cafe, the computer brained man clearly has well developed powers of teleportation too!


  2. franzwesten 10/09/2014 / 7:52 pm

    Fritz Leiber? What a fine, fine fine gentleman you are….!

    I take it Atoms & Evil isn’t a Richard Power’s drawing or maybe an impersonation?


    • unsubscriber 10/09/2014 / 7:58 pm

      Why thank you sir, it’s very good of you to acknowledge my humble efforts down here in the library. The Atoms & Evil cover art is sadly uncredited but clearly looks like someone aping Powers’ style


      • franzwesten 10/09/2014 / 8:03 pm

        Sorry couldn’t resist that…


      • unsubscriber 10/09/2014 / 8:35 pm

        Genius! Looks brilliant.


    • unsubscriber 10/09/2014 / 8:38 pm

      Wow, you sure love your Leiber! I was lucky to snap my copy up fairly cheaply, I fell in love with cover as I usually do. Some other great covers in your article.


      • franzwesten 10/09/2014 / 9:17 pm

        Indeed, I got hooked at 16.

        I got name checked in a few hardback collections for supply rare stories. I was grinning like a Cheshire cat for days!


      • unsubscriber 10/09/2014 / 9:18 pm

        Well done, that’s a great achievement.


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