Right, that’s the cushions plumped up and a steaming hot cup of tea on the side table, now to select a reading partner for the next few hours. This week I’ve gone for a Pel Torro title which was another pseudonym for R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield. This one’s called ‘Galaxy 666’ and has the rather exciting cover tagline;
“Man or Alien which would claim the planet?”
The cover is typically great fare from Badger as it depicts a rocketship launching at the side of a huge figure looming over the entire scene. He has an overly bulbous bald head (stylish haircut if I might say so), distinctly pointed chin and a look of extreme worry on his face. I’m not sure which of these are supposed to man or alien – perhaps the aliens are safe on their own world but the looming figure and rocketship look decidedly human to me.
There’s only one way to find out who’s who and which will claim that planet after all and that’s by cracking on with the book. I hope you’re still enjoying these visits to my treasure trove of Badger books as there are plenty more still left on the shelf, feel free to share your opinions with me in the comments section;
Galaxy 666 by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SF86)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is H. Fox