Yesterday I mentioned the artist Jim Burns in relation to the short story ‘Streets of Ashkelon.’ Here’s another painting by Jim, this one from the Bantam edition of A Stainless Steel Rat is Born, featuring a moody, James Dean-ish version of the young Rat. One of the reasons I love Jim Burns’ paintings is the fact that the people – including the aliens! – always somehow remind me of real people, as though I somehow recognise them. Genius.
Jim Burns did a whole series of Rat covers for Bantam. I’ll dig the other ones out too and scan them.
And now for something completely different… A German cover for The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell with cover art, I believe, by Karel Thole.
No schoolboy jokes, please, about how that title reads to English-speakers… 😉