A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 52

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

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

Badger - Muller, Forbidden Planet

Muller, Forbidden Planet (Back)


4 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 52

  1. John C Nash 22/11/2015 / 11:15 am

    Chapter 52 of a weekly run? Well, happy birthday to A Badger Book on Sunday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 04/12/2015 / 9:14 am

      Why thank you for the salutation Mr Nash, it’s hard to believe that this humble series is still running after all this time. I am getting dreadfully close to the end of the shelf now though so it may be coming to an end before the year is out. It’s been a real pleasure reading these books and sharing covers with you all each week, I’m glad to know they’ve been appreciated. All the best sir.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Guy 22/11/2015 / 5:12 pm


    This is a wonderful cover and it looks to be in perfect condition.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 04/12/2015 / 9:17 am

      Thanks for your comment Guy, I’m always happy to share my covers with everyone here especially when they are in such surprisingly good condition as this volume was – well spotted that man! Still a few more titles to go before I reach the end of the shelf so be sure to join me next week. All the best.


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