Thursday, 28 April 2011

ANALOG NOVEMBER 1980

Artwork by John Schoenherr.

ANALOG MARCH 30, 1981

Artwork by Wayne Barlowe.

ANALOG SEPTEMBER 1980

Artwork by H. R. Van Dongen.

ANALOG JUNE 1980

Artwork by Paul Lehr.

Friday, 15 April 2011

MAN OF TWO WORLDS

Pyramid paperback, 1963. Cover painting by John Schoenherr.

"CALL ME KETAN!
 
Like all my companions in Kronweld I emerged full-grown from the temple of birth. My needs, my wishes, my passions were coldly filed in the perforated transparencies that constitute the integrated will of Kronweld.
But I alone harbor curiosity about our past. I alone know the Bors of dark land and how they are born. I alone have discovered the hidden secret of our birth...And have heard the groaning fertility prisoners of the other world. Here is their message: 
"if any of you live, come through to us. Save us. Bring weapons!" 
I am going to them now, I do not know whether I will ever return from the great edge..."

FAR OUT

Corgi paperback, 1963. Cover artwork by Josh Kirby.

"A WORLD BEYOND TIME AND SPACE
 
In these brilliant stories, Damon Knight takes you on a dazzling tour of the outer galaxies of the imagination:
The occasion when an alien race send two representatives to the United Nations. 
The meeting of two lovers whose only problem is that they are the only people left on Earth. 
The moment when an unborn child begins to communicate with its parents. 
Improbable? Not when the stories are written with the astonishing wit, the incredible logic and the surprising twists you have come to expect from this master of adult science fiction."

Contents:

To Serve Man
Idiot Stick
Thing Of Beauty
The Enemy
Not With A Bang
Babel II, Anachron
Special Delivery
You're Another
Time Enough
Extempore
Cabin Boy
The Last Word

THE SLAVES OF HEAVEN

Coronet paperback, second impression, 1980. Cover design credited
to David Cox Studios, however the artist is Jim Burns.

"'Welcome to Heaven', said the voice. 'The acquisition programme is entirely for females; but the occasional enterprising male does not displease us'. 
Berry, chief of his clan, knew his people could survive the dangers of the forest; and when winter came he made them build barricades against raiders from other clans. But no barricades were strong enough to hold against the Night Comers - huge silver beings of horrifying strength who carried away the womenfolk and were drastically lowering the human population. Were the Night Comers men, monsters or gods? Berry believed they were men; and when the inevitable night came when the women of his clan were seized, he managed to follow. He followed them to a huge tapering column of metal, which took him away from the world he had known to an island in the sky called 'Heaven'. 
And there Berry realised that he had to defeat the lords of Heaven if the people on earth were to survive."