This Sunday, I’m making a fresh trip to the unsubscriber library shelves to choose a new Ace Double for the next few weeks of weekend reading. My random selection has resulted in a pair of titles which were both penned by G. C. Edmondson, the first of which is a collection of shorts titled Stranger Than You Think. Let’s have a look at the tagline;
Things from space, things from time…
Intriguing stuff to be sure. This book contains a total of seven short stories by Edmondson which are sometimes referred to as his ‘Mad Friend’ series of improbable tales related to the author by an associate who experienced many bizarre happenings.
The Jack Gaughan cover art is another fine example of his work, it features a fully suited astronaut complete with glass fishbowl style helmet against a series of planets in increasing shadow. I particularly like the font used for the title and the way it is contained within the largest of the planets.
I’m looking forward to reading this collection immensely and so I’ll stop typing here so I can immerse myself in the strange tales of Mr Edmondson’s mad friend. I hope that you’ll join me here again next Sunday to find out what title graces the reverse of this omnibus when I’ll reveal more fantastic vintage SF artwork. Let me know in the comments if you’re enjoying this series so far and share your thoughts, they’re always appreciated.
Stranger Than You Think by G. C. Edmondson
(Serial Number M-109)
This version was published in 1965 by Ace Books
The cover artist is Jack Gaughan