A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 34

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

This past week has seen a heatwave descend across the UK with temperatures soaring into the mid thirty degrees celsius every day. It’s been sticky and oppressive which has seriously impacted by ability to sit and read for a number of reasons, today is no different. It may well be early morning but the fan is on, the shirt is off and I’m struggling to do anything but sit and try not to perspire too much! And so I thought I’d do something a little different this Sunday due to my lack of desire to curl up with my usual cuppa and Badger book for company.

Some months ago now, I started to include a photograph the rear of each book I was reading so that you could see the typography, recycled pieces of front cover artwork and most importantly read the blurb for yourselves. But what of the other books that didn’t receive this treatment I hear you cry! Well, fear not my friends as this week’s post collects together a half dozen of the best examples of such back covers for your perusal. I hope this goes some way to making up for missing out on all the previous books.

And so, no reading for the unsubscriber again today as my hands are far too sweaty to contemplate picking up one of my fragile and beloved vintage paperbacks but hopefully the following photos should provide an ample substitute. Enjoy, and try to keep yourselves cool out there by whatever means necessary! See you again for more Badger fun and frolics next weekend.

Alien by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF61)
This version was published in 1961 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is uncredited

Alien Back

Lightening World by Trebor Thorpe
(Serial Number SF38)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is Ed Emshwiller

Lightning World Back

Power Sphere by Leo Brett
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is H. Fox

Power Sphere Back

Phenomena X by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF116)
This version was published in 1966 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is uncredited

Phenomena X Back

Reactor XK9 by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF96)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is H. Fox

Reactor XK9 Back

Formula 29X by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SF87)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The front cover artist is uncredited

Formula 29X Back

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2 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 34

  1. John C Nash 05/07/2015 / 8:48 pm

    Lovely see all the back cover blurbs on these.

    That typeface on the title of Alien is a beauty! Reminds of the one Faber & Faber used to use on their covers in the ’50s and ’60s.

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    • unsubscriber 05/07/2015 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Mr Nash, glad to hear you enjoyed the post – I wasn’t sure about it at first.

      Liked by 1 person

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