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L.S. Burton (lsburton337) | 56 comments A couple days ago a big kerfuffle was made over a site that posted *lousy* book covers when a self-published author found her own book on the site. I checked the site out and thought a few of the covers didn't belong there at all, as they were throwbacks to the great science fiction covers of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

So I spent all last night going through my own bookshelf and taking photos of my favorite old covers I have.

http://www.paperseraglio.com/1/post/2...

I had more than I thought. Since then, I've been looking through old covers by some really great artists like John Berkey and Chris Foss.

http://www.johnberkey.com/gallery/space/

http://www.chrisfossart.com/chris-fos...

There's some really great stuff so I wanted to share. Paintings of the old covers are going for thousands of dollars now.


Noel Baker | 364 comments Thanks for that, those covers bought back memories. I am tempted by the Chris Foss collection.


Forrest | 38 comments Absolutely love the caption under "The Heaven Makers". Reminds me of one of my favorite videos.


message 4: by L.S. (last edited Jan 10, 2013 09:21AM) (new)

L.S. Burton (lsburton337) | 56 comments haha, thanks. I love that Count video too, from Jimmy Kimble unnecessary censorship if I remember right.

@Noel: Most of the artwork there, while I'd love to have some on my walls, is well outside my price range, especially the John Berkey collection.

I did, however, get a great new desktop wallpaper:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZzhKqCSNjzw...


EDIT: If you think that's cool, I guess it's only fair to plug the blog I found it on:

http://pumpkinrot.blogspot.ca/2010/07...


Suzanne | 21 comments I really enjoyed looking through those - thanks for doing it!


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Nathan (Tenebrous) | 256 comments Alot of those are reminicent of Weird Tales covers from the 30's.

I remember someone telling me that Weird tales would pay more for a cover, so Robert E. Howard would purposely write in scantaly clad damsels into his Conan tales to get the cover. This also explains why Lovecraft (who lacked women in almost all of his stories) got so few covers.


Ray | 33 comments Heinlein was such a boss on a number of different levels.


Noel Baker | 364 comments L.S. wrote: "haha, thanks. I love that Count video too, from Jimmy Kimble unnecessary censorship if I remember right.

@Noel: Most of the artwork there, while I'd love to have some on my walls, is well outside ..."


Many thanks again! I too have cool desktop wallpaper!


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