A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 53

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

Sunday means only one thing in the unsubscriber household and so it’s time yet again to choose a Badger novel from the library shelves whilst the kettle boils. I’ve pulled out a title by A. J. Merak for today’s reading pleasure, a pseudonym for one of Fanthorpe’s fellow staff writers John S. Glasby. The tagline reads as follows;

Nature had isolated Earth behind the barrier. This was to be the first step through

The cover features the head of an astronaut wearing a distinctly fifties style fishbowl glass helmet against an interstellar backdrop. I’m not familiar with the work of artist Carlo Jacono but think this is a pretty good piece for a book of this vintage.

I’ll crack on with the story now and see you again for another Badger selection next Sunday if you’d care to join me. Comments are as usual welcome so feel free to share your thoughts on this one.

Barrier Unknown by A. J Merak
(Serial Number SF30)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Carlo Jacono

Badger - Merak, Barrier Unknown

Merak, Barrier Unknown (Back)

2 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 53

  1. Guy 05/12/2015 / 4:25 pm


    Lovely cover, I always enjoy the fishbowl helmets and the space background on this cover is nice. I think Badger does do a nice job with the copy on the back, they make them sound enticing.

    Happy Reading

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 06/12/2015 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks for the comment Guy, glad to hear you enjoy the fishbowl space helmets too as I’m a big fan. The Badger blurb writers most definitely did a great job of selling each book on the basis of a few sentences, that’s the very reason I share the rear cover in these posts. A few more left still to come, all the best.


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