Digital Digits Two. More Spaceships

In the first part of this article (here) I wrote a little about how Digit books was launched in 1956 by Brown Watson Ltd to publish science fiction to cater for a boom in public interest. I then posted half a dozen book covers which all had the humble spaceship as its main design cue. This week, I intend to carry on where I left off and present six more Digit covers which also bear various styles of spacecraft. If you’re enjoying this mini-series then be sure to return next week for more pulpy goodness, your comments are encouraged and always welcome.

The Weapon Makers by A. E. Van Vogt
(Serial Number R454)
This version was published in 1961 by Digit Books
The cover artist is Ed Valigursky

Digit - Van Vogt, The Weapon Makers

The World In Reverse by Luan Ranzetta
(Serial Number R618)
This version was published in 1962 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Ranzetta, The World In Reverse

The Legion Of Time by Jack Williamson
(Serial Number R703)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Williamson, The Legion Of Time

Earth’s Long Shadow by Kenneth Bulmer
(Serial Number R572)
This version was published in 1962 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Bulmer, Earth's Long Shadow

Spykos 4 by Peter Dagmar
(Serial Number R609)
This version was published in 1962 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Dagmar Spykos 4

Satellite In Space by Professor A. M. Low
(Serial Number R734)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Low, Satellite In Space

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5 thoughts on “Digital Digits Two. More Spaceships

  1. Bernie 03/05/2015 / 9:36 am

    More wonderfulness (I know it’s not a word but it should be!) from you again this week, thankyou. There’s another cropped signature, on the final book, and I’m sure I’ve seen it before (the sig I mean). No favourite this time, love ’em all!

    Take care, Bernie xxx

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    • unsubscriber 03/05/2015 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks Bernie, I love that you’re enjoying this series too, makes all the hard work worthwhile. I spotted the cropped sig but couldn’t trace it, but then Digit books are notorious for their lack of information. Onto the astronauts themselves for the next few weeks. Bestest wishes xxx

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  2. lcmt 05/05/2015 / 9:08 pm

    These are like fabulous jewels. I can’t pick a favorite, I would not want to separate one from the other five.

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    • unsubscriber 06/05/2015 / 7:04 am

      Glad to hear you enjoyed these covers as much as I did putting the article together Lin. The ten spaceships are some of my favourite covers ever!

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