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