A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 23

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

Ah, good of you to join me here again this Sunday as we take our places in front of the Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe to worship at the altar of the great Badger Books! And what a belter I’ve come up with for this week’s offering by Leo Brett – better known as those two old rascals R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield. But first, let’s do the tagline, all together now;

They came back to the planet that had undergone a terrifying change

Cover artist Ed Valigursky has turned in a real peach here too featuring a clearly shocked young lady clad only in a skimpy bathing suit, captured beneath a glass tube as a huge scientist looks on with carnal lust in his eyes… Yes, it’s very ‘of it’s time’ and it has a typical late fifties/early sixties marginalised view of the role of the female in SF but as a piece of pure cheesecake Americana art it sure raises a smile! What do you guys and gals at the back think? I’ll not even mention the obvious fact that the lady in question is clearly visible to the naked eye and therefore at all microscopic…

Hope you’re still enjoying the covers, as ever all comments, likes and offers of ludicrous wealth or everlasting fame are much appreciated. You know what to do.

The Microscopic Ones by Leo Brett
(Serial Number SF43)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Ed Valigursky

Badger - Brett The Microscopic Ones

Brett, Microscopic Ones Rear

8 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 23

    • unsubscriber 29/03/2015 / 7:58 am

      Glad you enjoyed it Stu, more to come over the next few months at least so keep tuning in for your Badger fix!


    • unsubscriber 30/03/2015 / 11:52 am

      You’re welcome Bernie. I’m finding more and more ‘recycyled’ Badger art the more I look into things, they were cheeky indeed!

      Look after yourself xxx


  1. Lestaret 31/03/2015 / 9:23 am

    Where can I get a nifty little swimsuit for my microscopic wife? Is there a branch of M&S (Micro & Scopic) I can get them?

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 31/03/2015 / 10:25 am

      Very good Mr Lestaret, although I wouldn’t consider giving up the day job just yet….


  2. lcmt 03/04/2015 / 3:27 am

    I feel there is more in that fellow’s gaze than simple carnality, although I wouldn’t want to analyze it, for fear it would be more a case of analyzing myself. Like an inadvertent Rorschach test.

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 04/04/2015 / 1:29 pm

      You may be right… A touch of fear perhaps? Whatever’s there, best not over analyse though.

      Liked by 1 person

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