A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 24

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

It’s that day of the week again, my lazy day spent doing nothing but reading a Badger book from the comfort and privacy of my favourite armchair. This week’s book is yet another John E. Muller title which, if you’ve been keeping up you’ll know is the work of R. L. Fanthorpe , John S. Glasby and A. A. Glynn.

The tagline rather intriguingly reads;

These were no ordinary children – their weapons were enough to destroy Stellar Polaris herself.

Cover art is once again ably provided by Emsh who puts a willowy looking young girl against a background of rockets and a green skinned, wide eyed alien. There’s almost something maternal in the alien’s eyes – a female connection of some sort. It’s a brilliantly executed piece that, despite its obvious luridness has a tender, gentle quality about it. I never expected to be typing a sentence like that about a Badger cover!

More Badger books to be discussed same time, same place next week. See you then.

Space Void by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF34)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Ed Emshwiller

Badger - Muller, Space Void

Muller, Space Void Rear

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4 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 24

  1. lcmt 05/04/2015 / 11:18 pm

    This cover is gorgeous, and it seems to have nothing to do with blurb on the back, except for the green and red retro-raygun space ship in the background.

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    • unsubscriber 06/04/2015 / 1:12 pm

      I’m glad you think this one’s gorgeous, I think it’s a stunning piece too. As for the blurb, it was not uncommon practice for writers to be be given a cover in advance and told to to write around it. This sometimes accounts for odd differences between story and cover.

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  2. Bernie 07/04/2015 / 9:25 am

    I should think the cover has more to do with the book it was originally painted for! Another glorious Emsh, though, always worth looking at.

    Take care, Bernie xxx

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    • unsubscriber 07/04/2015 / 11:17 am

      I think you’re right there Bernie, I’ve definitely seen this on another title. It’s Emsh though so that’s good enough for me too. Take care xxx

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