Another Sunday rolls around again which means another pick from the Badger shelf of my library for today’s reading pleasure. This week I’ve selected a title by Lionel Roberts which is of course the good Reverend Fanthorpe under another of his many pseudonyms. The tagline is as follows;
No one realised where the ship came from… Until too late
The cover depicts a classic Emsh astronaut complete with his marvellously imagined suit and helmet. Emshwiller paints these illustrations so damn well adding plenty of finely wrought detail to the main figure and this one is no exception. I love the blank expression on this guy’s face as a rocketship takes off in the background and all around him seems to be exploding in a hail of fire.
Join me next week for more Badger action and I’ll share another selection from library with you. Feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed this week’s book.
The In-World by Lionel Roberts
(Serial Number SF37)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Ed Emshwiller