Digital Digits Four. More Astronauts

If you’re a regular visitor to my humble blog then you’ll be well aware by now that this ongoing mini-series is dedicated to books published by the Digit imprint which in turn was owned by Brown Watson Ltd. If this is your first visit to unsubscribedblog then you’ve missed the first three parts which can be accessed here, here and here.

Last week I posted a selection of six books which all had astronauts of some kind on their covers and so I’ve decided to continue in this vein for a second helping of those plucky men (and the odd woman) who fly into space to protect this fragile planet from an ineffable doom!

If you have any thoughts on anything you’ve seen so far then please do leave me a comment, I’m always happy to receive a little feedback.

Assignment Luther by Lan Wright
(Serial Number R686)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is Robert A. Osborne

Digit - Wright Assignment Luther

Split Image by Reed De Rouen
(Serial Number R728)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - De Rouen Split Image

The Genetic General by Gordon R. Dickson
(Serial Number R437)
This version was published in 1961 by Digit Books
The cover artist is Ed Valigursky

Digit - The Genetic General, Dickson

The Voice From Baru by Tom Wade
(Serial Number R661)
This version was published in 1962 by Digit Books
The cover artist is Alvaro

Digit - Wade, The Voice From Baru

The Secret Visitors by James White
(Serial Number R725)
This version was published in 1963 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - White The Secret Visitors

The Amazing Mr. Lutterworth by Desmond Leslie
(Serial Number D315)
This version was published in 1960 by Digit Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Digit - Leslie The Amazing Mr Lutterworth

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A Package From The USA

I’d been after a copy of a particular book for some weeks when I stumbled across it by chance on eBay one evening. I was a little put off at first however as it was located in the States and I always think that postage overseas seems to be extremely steep when compared to other sources. In a bid to negotiate a better shipping fee, I decided to browse the seller’s shop for other books to make up a parcel and I was amazed to find twenty or so titles screaming out for my attention. Eventually I decided on fifteen volumes and duly contacted the seller who gave me a very reasonable price for shipping to the UK. The books were also on the cheap side too so it was a win-win situation.

At the back end of last week, a parcel arrived for me bearing familiar markings and so I tore it open with much relish to reveal the stash of new books waiting for me inside. I thought I’d share most of the covers here, several more of them are destined for other posts. And so here then are ten books fresh from the USA;

A Cupful Of Space by Mildred Clingerman
This version was published in 1961 by Ballantine Books
The cover artist is Richard Powers

Clingerman, A Cupful Of Space

Testament XXI by Guy Snyder
This version was published in 1973 by Daw Books
The cover artist is Kelly Freas

Snyder, Testament XXI

Meeting At Infinity by John Brunner
This version was published in 1969 by Ace Books
The cover artist is John Schoenherr

Ace - Brunner, Meeting At Infinity

The Day Of The Shield by Antony Alban
This version was published in 1973 by Berkley Medallion Books
The cover artist is Richard Powers

Alban, The Day Of The Shield

The Stochastic Man by Robert Silverberg
This version was published in 1976 by Fawcett Gold Medal Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Silverberg, The Stochastic Man

A Sea Of Space edited by William F. Nolan
This version was published in 1970 by Bantam Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Anthology, A Sea Of Space

Other Worlds Of Clifford Simak by Clifford Simak
This version was published in 1962 by Avon Books
The cover artist is Richard Powers

Clifford Simak, Other worlds Of...

Tomorrow Is Too Far by James White
This version was published in 1971 by Ballantine Books
The cover artist is Dean Ellis

White, Tomorrow Is Too Far

The Syndic by Cyril M. Kornbluth
This version was published in 1955 by Bantam Books
The cover artist is Richard Powers

Kornbluth, The Syndic

Day Of The Giants by Lester Del Rey
This version was published in 1964 by Airmont Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Del Rey, Day Of The Giants

Twelve More Richard Powers Covers

A few weeks ago I published a two part article on the cover artwork of Richard Powers (here and here) and was amazed by the number of books I had on my shelves bearing covers by Powers. I narrowed down my selection ruthlessly for the articles but still had a pile of books left over with stunning cover art. I’ve also had a couple more titles through the post with amazing Powers art and so I decided to post one more article covering the remainder of my original selection plus a few of these newly acquired titles. Here then are a dozen more Richard Powers covers;

Indoctrinaire by Christopher Priest
1971 – Pocket Books

1 Priest Indoctrinaire

3 From Out There edited by Leo Margulies
1960 – Panther

2 Anthology 3 From Out There

Away And Beyond by A. E. van Vogt
1959 Berkley Books

3 van Vogt Away And Beyond

Time Out For Tomorrow by Richard Wilson
1962 – Ballantine Books

4 Wilson Time Out For Tomorrow

Expedition To Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
1953 – Ballantine Books

5 Clarke Expedition To Earth

Strangers From Earth by Poul Anderson
1961 – Ballantine Books

6 Anderson Strangers From Earth

Mortals And Monsters by Lester Del Rey
1965 – Ballantine Books

7 Del Rey Mortals And Monsters

The Reefs Of Earth by R. A. Lafferty
1968 – Berkley Medallion

8 Lafferty The Reefs Of Earth

Preferred Risk by Edson McCann
1962 – Dell

9 McCann Preferred Risk

Outpost Mars by Cyril Judd
1954 – Dell

10 Judd Outpost Mars

43,000 Years Later by Horace Coon
1959 – Panther

11 Coon 43'000 Years Later

Star Surgeon by James White
1963 – Ballantine Books

12 White Star Surgeon