Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Cover artist: [Sussman?]
Yours for: $11
Best things about this cover:
- It's pretty cool, in an abstract kind of way, even if it does look like the ultrasound of a zebra pregnant with human child.
- That dude is either dead or in utero. Or he's fallen on a mountain of red velvet cake and is gorging himself, presumably to death.
- I am in love this title font. The 60s paradoxically brought us the degeneration of cover art and the awesome-ing of fonts.
- In case you didn't know: Sturgeon rules.
Best things about this back cover:
- Hierarchy of intelligent worms! I already work for that particular org. (just kidding, employers!)
- I like how they've highlighted STURGEON. Otherwise, I like pretty much nothing about this back cover.
Page 123~ (from "Largo")
The only thing that detracted from that symphony of lines on the interior wall was a heavy concrete block that jutted out over a stone chair—high over it. On the other side of the chamber was another such chair, but the wall over it was like all the others. At the exact center of the building was a tiny red tile, set into the floor, and this was the only indication of a stage, a place from which to perform. It was certainly a strange creation; but then, it had been built for a strange purpose.Must. Know. Purpose. Off to read ...
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