The time has come once again to make my usual weekend choice from the Badger shelf of my library and so it has fallen to Pel Torro to provide the action. Torro is of course the duo of R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield working under an alias. Here comes that all-important tagline;
He was the first to return from the death zone, could he survive?
Badger stalwart Harry Fox turns in yet another great cover image portraying a somewhat dejected looking astronaut hovering above a young couple apparently fleeing from a futuristic domed city. Despite the modernity of the structures and the astronaut’s space-age get up, the couple are wearing distinctly retro outfits which are very much of their time for when the book was first published.
Now to discover if our hero can indeed survive his return from the death zone. More great Badger cover art to come next Sunday so please join me then if you enjoyed this post. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments too.
The Return by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SF101)
This version was published in 1964 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Harry Fox