Sunday, March 16, 2014

Paperback 753: The 1,000-Year Plan / Isaac Asimov // No World of Their Own / Poul Anderson (Ace D-110)

Paperback 753: Ace D-110 (1st ptg / PBO, 1955)

Title: The 1,000-Year Plan / No World of Their Own
Author: Isaac Asimov / Poul Anderson
Cover artist: [Ed Valigursky] / Uncredited

Yours for: $25


Best things about this cover:
  • The Minister of Eyebrows is not pleased.
  • Rocket-shooting epaulets! Sign me up.
  • I saw this sitting on top of the pull boxes at my comic book store and asked the owner if I could look at it. She said, "You like it? Take it." So there's one more benefit to buying local.


Best things about this other cover:
  • Are we not men? We are Smear-Face.
  • This looks like a very polished sci-fi artist's sketchpad. Buncha vaguely space-y stuff, no real concept.
  • The capitalization scheme here is irking me. Titles capitalized, great. Uncapitalized, ok. First two words only … that just adds to the half-baked feel of this entire cover.

Page 123~

Through the shrieking din and confusion, Wienis' bull voice sounded, "Get the flares! Get the flares!"


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allan said...

"Two Complete Novels" - but one is abridged.

NomadUK said...

'Wienis' is a truly unfortunate name for a character in a sci-fi action novel. Well, any novel, really. Just unfortunate altogether, come to that.

Stoutcat said...

I believe that Minister of Eyebrows is actually Hari Seldon.