1. Green Men

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    Kingsley Amis's very funny and very scary ghost story, The Green Man, has just been released.  The cover features an excellent depiction of the Green Man by Eric Hanson, following in the footsteps of many wild cover variations, including the above, and this one too.

    Striking a different tone altogether is the soft-core 1970s Panther edition. Thanks to Ryan Britt’s Tor.com review (“like Fawlty Towers Plus Sex and Ghosts”) of the book for bringing this one to our attention.

  2. We're digging this blog devoted to the "resplendent paperback cover art" of vintage horror novels →

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  4. vintagepaperbacks:
The story “Specialist” that appears in our Sheckley Collection, Store of the Worlds, is one of the 13 stories “of the beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality” originally published in Untouched by Human Hands.

Robert Sheckley - Untouched by Human Hands (Ballantine 1954) by horzel on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Cover by Jack Coggins.

    vintagepaperbacks:

    The story “Specialist” that appears in our Sheckley Collection, Store of the Worlds, is one of the 13 stories “of the beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality” originally published in Untouched by Human Hands.

    Robert Sheckley - Untouched by Human Hands (Ballantine 1954) by horzel on Flickr.

    Via Flickr:
    Cover by Jack Coggins.

  5. Store of the Worlds
    Stories by Robert Sheckley
    Edited and with an Introduction by Alex Abrambovich and Jonathan Lethem
    on sale: May 1, 2012

    Contents

    The Monsters
    Seventh Victim
    Shape
    Specialist
    Warm
    Watchbird
    The Accountant
    Paradise II
    All the Things You Are
    Protection
    The Native Problem
    Pilgrimage to Earth
    A Wind Is Rising
    Dawn Invader
    Double Indemnity
    Holdout
    The Language of Love
    Morning After
    If the Red Slayer
    Store of the Worlds
    Shall We Have a Little Talk?
    Cordle to Onion to Carrot
    The People Trap
    Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?
    Is That What People Do?
    Beside Still Waters

    above: covers from our in-house Sheckley paperback collection

  6. "A raw, stinking, crawling hunk of fantasy by Blaise Cendrars"
    The front and back cover designs of the original English-language translation of Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars, courtesy of the excellent book and art blog 50 Watts.
    Click through to see the drawing of Cendrars taped to the first page of the book as well as Paul West’s review of it.

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Let’s take a moment to mock the aesthetics of another time, shall we? This is Warner Paperback Library’s cover of Iris Owens’s After Claude. Is this how you picture Harriet Daimler? Is this how you picture Claude? Maybe reaction to covers like the one above is the reason so many books now feature headless figures.
After Claude at Librarything and GoodreadsGerald Howard on After Claude at BookforumShakespeare & Co. recommends the bookSo does Three Lives and Co. —to Amy Sedaris, who pronounces the rec “dead on.”And at the Paris Review blog, Sadie Stein says that if you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you should seek out the book for the same sort of humor.

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    Let’s take a moment to mock the aesthetics of another time, shall we? This is Warner Paperback Library’s cover of Iris Owens’s After Claude. Is this how you picture Harriet Daimler? Is this how you picture Claude? Maybe reaction to covers like the one above is the reason so many books now feature headless figures.

    After Claude at Librarything and Goodreads
    Gerald Howard on After Claude at Bookforum
    Shakespeare & Co. recommends the book
    So does Three Lives and Co. —to Amy Sedaris, who pronounces the rec “dead on.”
    And at the Paris Review blog, Sadie Stein says that if you’re a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, you should seek out the book for the same sort of humor.

  8. French edition of JP Manchette’s Fatale, illustrated by comics artist Jacques Tardi. Surprisingly, the figure on the French cover is significantly more dressed than the one on ours. A first? A last?
Tardi has also produced several graphic-novel adaptations of books by Manchette, published in the US by Fantagraphics.

    French edition of JP Manchette’s Fatale, illustrated by comics artist Jacques Tardi. Surprisingly, the figure on the French cover is significantly more dressed than the one on ours. A first? A last?

    Tardi has also produced several graphic-novel adaptations of books by Manchette, published in the US by Fantagraphics.