It’s getting closer now – not that I have a brightly decorated tree, well stocked drinks cabinet and fridge jam packed with various nibbles. No, I stay well away from all that business choosing to believe that it’s merely a gigantic con trick to make us spend money we don’t have and gorge ourselves on food & drink. So with that out of the way let’s get on to books and see what I’ve chosen for today’s excursion into the weird and wonderful.
It’s yet another John E. Muller title which means it was penned by the trusty trio of R. L. Fanthorpe, John S. Glasby and A. A. Glynn. The all-important tagline reads;
“There was nothing wrong with the clock, only it went backwards!”
Now, I love a bit of time travelling in a novel and this cover clearly depicts our hero going as far back as prehistory in what I can only describe as an xmas tree bauble… what the? Of all the time machine designs I’ve seen adorning book covers this one has to be the strangest – very festive but odd all the same.
It’s time for me to dive in now and see what happens to the man who conquered time in a festive tree decoration.
The Man Who Conquered Time by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF68)
This version was published in 1962 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Henry Fox