Sunday morning is upon us once more and this week’s random selection from the Badger shelf is a title penned by one of R. L. Fanthorpe’s frequent collaborators John S. Glasby under the pseudonym of A. J. Merak. Let’s bring up the tagline;
Seven people isolated on a world devastated by nuclear war
The cover is outstanding as usual depicting the seven people mentioned in the tagline floundering about in the charred rubble of a devastated city whilst a twisted, hideous alien figure in a silver jumpsuit looms ominously above them. I have such a soft spot for covers like this, Badger’s attempt to visualise a rather literal interpretation of the plot is audacious to say the least.
And now I must delve between the musty pages of this aged tome to find out just how these seven lone survivors fare in the aftermath of such total and utter destruction. Join me next week for another dip into the Badger archives, comments are as ever gratefully received.
The Dark Millennium by A. J. Merak
(Serial Number SF19)
This version was published in 1959 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited