This week’s Badger selection is another novel written by a regularly featured favourite John E. Muller, otherwise known as R. L. Fanthorpe joined by John S. Glasby and A. A. Glynn. I seem to have quite a large number of Muller titles amongst my Badger collection and can’t help but wonder if these were easier to find due to this pseudonym being used more often by Fanthorpe. Time for someone to write a definitive history of this imprint and piece together an extensive bibliography I think. Let’s take a look at the tagline;
Lost in the unimaginable wilderness of intergalactic space
The book features another sadly uncredited cover which is a shame as the image is so striking in its stark and minimal futurism. It simply shows a gleaming winged space craft streaking across the blackness of space and certainly doesn’t look as if it was painted over half a century ago which is a testament to the imagination of the unknown artist.
Time to settle down on the sofa with a cuppa and read on now I think. I’ll have another marvellous Badger cover to share with you next weekend so please do join me then, let me know what you think of this week’s selection via the comments.
Forbidden Planet by John E. Muller
(Serial Number SF63)
This version was published in 1961 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited