Monday, 24 September 2007


NEL reprint, 1970. Artist uncredited.

"Enter the incredible imagination of Isaac Asimov: 
IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY: Nature had been forgotten in this electronic world of the future, until one day, quite by accident, a young boy strayed outdoors and discovered what was there. 
BREEDS THERE A MAN?: The physicist had arrived at a theory - very interesting, but highly improbably. But something not quite human seemed to be causing a bit of trouble... 
THE C-CHUTE: The spaceship had to be recaptured from the aliens, which meant that somebody had to be a hero. But who would that be...and why?


It's Such A Beautiful Day
Breeds There A Man
The C-Chute

Sunday, 9 September 2007


Mayflower paperback, 1973 reprint. Cover painting by
Bob Haberfield (thanks, Mark).

"Karl Glogauer, obsessed with the bright silver crucifix that dangles around the little girl's neck, tortured by his growing sexuality and the overwhelming mystic power of religion...Karl Glogauer loves with Eva, innocent and beautiful, but he is too destructive. He loves with a troop of middle-aged women, but they are just a training ground. He loves with Monica, but she is explosive, she stings like a scorpion. He loves. He tries to love. He tries... 
The story of Glogauer's crisis and identity weaves between modern london and ancient palestine, between Glogauer's erotic hunt for personality and Christ's journey to the cross. This is perhaps the most controversial portrait of Christ ever painted."