A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 50

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

It’s Sunday so that means today’s pick of reading material is sourced from my Badger shelf as usual. The book at hand is by the brilliantly monikered Victor La Salle which is actually a pseudonym for a veritable team of writers headed by R. L. Fanthorpe and ably assisted by John S. Glasby, Tom Wade, Gerald Evans and Leonard G. Fish. Tagline time;

Only a miracle could save mankind from extinction

Mankind threatened once again? This is beginning to become a habit. I love the cover here although it rather simply depicts a brilliantly fifties style rocketship blasting over a mountainous, crater-strewn planet as an orange sun creeps over the horizon. The space craft is wonderfully conceived, the colours vibrant and the font used for the main title is a retro treat.

No rear cover included for this book as the ravages of time have sadly taken their toll and it has unfortunately become detached at some point over the past half century or so. Feel free to join me again next Sunday for another rifle through the Badger archives, comments are as always welcomed.

Twilight Zone by Victor La Salle
(Serial Number SF13)
This version was published in 1959 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Badger - La Salle, Twilight Zone


6 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 50

  1. Stuart Anderson 08/11/2015 / 11:03 am

    My Sundays just wouldn’t be the same without the Reverend! A lovely piece again my friend.

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    • unsubscriber 10/11/2015 / 6:35 am

      Thanks for your kind words my good friend, glad to hear you’ve enjoyed another instalment in this long running series. Just a few more titles to go now before my shelf is exhausted so be sure to join me again in the coming weeks. Hope you’re all well, speak to you soon.


  2. lcmt 10/11/2015 / 10:51 pm

    A simply beautiful cover. My favorite colors too. The rocket has the elegant shape of a ridiculously high priced writing instrument.

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    • unsubscriber 13/11/2015 / 11:06 am

      Thanks for you comment as always Lin, glad you liked this one. The colours are beautiful aren’t they? All the best, take care x

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Guy 11/11/2015 / 6:56 pm


    Love the cover, where is the rather pensive/terrified looking floating head? I was reading the intro to horror writer Ramsey Campbell’s Cold Print when he mentions going to a Liverpool sweetshop named Bascombe’s every Saturday in search a bright new book to spend his pocket money on. He specifically talks about issues of Supernational Stories by R.L. Fanthorpe, he then provides a list of the “innumerable pseudonyms” as he calls them. I thought of your epic reading quest and felt you would enjoy hearing this.


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    • unsubscriber 13/11/2015 / 10:58 am

      Thanks for taking the time to comment Guy, it’s always good to hear from you. Sounds like Ramsey Campbell and I have something in common with our shared love of Fanthorpe’s wonderful innumerable pseudonyms. All the best my friend.


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