Digital Digits Five. The Penultimate Episode

If you’re a regular visitor here then you’ll be well aware by now that this ongoing mini-series is dedicated to books published by the Digit imprint which in turn was owned by Brown Watson Ltd. If this is your first visit to unsubscribedblog then you’ve missed the first four parts which can be accessed here, here, here and here.

Having covered spacecraft and astronauts over the first four parts of the series I thought that for my final two instalments I’d pick a random selection of covers for your delectation. It’s just a shame that more of this great artwork isn’t acknowledged – all six of these books are uncredited despite the last two being signed, no other information exists to uncover who these talented artists were.

As far as a lack of information is concerned, you may also be surprised to learn that some books don’t even give a publication date and so the ever present serial number becomes an essential tool for collectors and those looking to age titles with missing dates. Once again, I bow to the fountain of knowledge that is the Internet Speculative Fiction Database and its many contributors for helping me pick my way through this potential minefield of inconsistency.

Here are this week’s six covers to pore and ponder over, be sure to join me for the final episode next week.

Corpus Earthling by Louis Charbonneau
(Serial Number R753)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Corpus Earthling by Louis Charbonneau

From Outer Space by Mildred Danforth
(Serial Number R760)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

From Outer Space by Mildred Danforth

Three Quarters by Graeme De Timms
(Serial Number R740)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Three Quarters by Graeme De Timms

The Change by George C. Foster
(Serial Number R721)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

The Change by George C. Foster

City Under The Sea by Kenneth Bulmer
(Serial Number R672)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited although painting signed “Henry”

City Under The Sea by Kenneth Bulmer

The Uninhibited by Dan Morgan
(Serial Number R771)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited although painting signed “A.W.”

The Unhibited by Dan Morgan

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5 thoughts on “Digital Digits Five. The Penultimate Episode

  1. Bernie 21/05/2015 / 11:33 am

    Uncredited artwork is a MAJOR issue with me. There’s nothing I can do about it, obviously, but it makes me furious!! Three Quarters reminds me of another cover whose title I just can’t remember and it’s driving me crazy, although if I did remember it I’d probably find THAT wasn’t credited either.

    There’s another cover to Corpus Earthling with the blurb stating that SHE was marked …, see here http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?8011

    Favourite this time is The Unhibited, you don’t often see green as the major colour on an SF cover, and that face is sooo menacing.

    Take care, Bernie xxx

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    • unsubscriber 24/05/2015 / 1:27 pm

      Uncredited artwork is a major irk for me too, unfortunately most of the Digits seem to be this way. Glad you marked The Uninhibited as a favourite as it’s one of mine too, the colour is very striking. Hope you’re well Bernie xxx

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  2. lcmt 21/05/2015 / 9:28 pm

    Is it weird that I find it encouraging that every human generation has anticipated a doomed future? And still the world does not end. It makes me think that the future probably won’t be as bad as we think it will be.

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