It’s that day of the week again despite all the general hubbub and so a rummage through the Badger Books section of my library is in order. The title I’ve gone for this time is another by John E. Muller which is a pseudonym for the writing team of R. L. Fanthorpe, A. A. Glynn and John S. Glasby.
I know I’m always banging on about how good the Badger covers are but just look at this one, it has everything going right for me. The masked scientist toiling away in a dingy laboratory, surrounded by all manner of strange electrical equipment pouring chemicals from a test tube into a glass tank which contains a strangely green-hued, red eyed woman’s head! In my humble opinion they don’t come much better than this, even the back cover is great with its test tubes dripping purple and green formulas onto the title of the book. The title font used is perfect for this type of material, I couldn’t help photographing both covers for inclusion. Then there’s that all important tagline on the front;
“His mind was disintegrating… The face couldn’t be real, but it was”
Put all of these ingredients together and the result is a book which can’t fail to entertain, in one way or another at the very least! Enjoy those cover shots and I’ll see what lies between the musty, speckled pages.
The Uninvited by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF57)
This version was published in 1961 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited