Stainless Steel Art (32)


A couple more scans of paperback covers from my collection.

Artwork: Bruce Pennington

Artwork: Bruce Pennington

Bruce Pennington is a great artist – his book of paintings Ultraterraneum is full of fabulous and haunting images. He’s probably best known for his covers for Gene Wolfe novels such as Shadow of the Torturer and Frank Herbert’s Dune trilogy. He was also the (mystery) artist for my favourite Technicolor Time Machine cover, featured back in the early days of this blog. His cover for this Rat book is dramatic – it would make me pick up the book – but doesn’t really have much connection to the story as far as I can see.

Art: Peter Elson

Art: Peter Elson

This is another of the Sphere (UK) covers by the late, great Peter Elson. Have I mentioned before that I like his Rat covers? 🙂

2 Responses to “Stainless Steel Art (32)”

  1. HawaiianBrian Says:

    Now you’re talking! These are the fantastic covers I grew up with. Something about the colours really does it for me.

    Incidentally, Deathworld is now on project gutenberg, and there’s some … interesting illustrations on there. In one scene it loks like Jason DiNalt is being attacked by the Frankenstein monster! Most of them are pretty good though. The story seems to be from the original ASF magazines from 1960:

    • Paul Tomlinson Says:

      Somehow I managed to schedule (32) to go out before (31) – but The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World is a time travel story, so maybe that was the right thing to do?

      More covers later today, then some real news tomorrow which I’m quite excited about. Let’s just say it has something to do with the new Rat book… 😉

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