(Alex Schomburg’s cover for the 1965 edition of The Well of the Worlds (1953), Henry Kuttner)
Alex Schomburg (1905-1998) produced only a handful of novel covers in the 60s (his classic 50s covers can be found here). But what a beautiful handful! It’s a shame because they evoke genuine excitement and wonder — especially Kuttner’s The Well of the Worlds (above) and one of my favorites, Moore and Kuttner’s Earth’s Last Citadel (below). They are dynamic, vivid, and occasionally downright disturbing.
(As always, are the books worth reading? I’ve not read any of Kuttner, Norton, Cumming, or C. L. Moore’s works — I will soon! I promise!)
(Alex Schomburg’s cover for the 1965 edition of The Exile of Time (magazine appearance, 1931), Ray Cummings)
(Alex Schomburg’s cover for the 1964 edition of Judgement on Janus (1963), Andre Norton)
(Ale Schomburg’s for the 1964 edition for Earth’s Last Citadel (serialized, 1943), C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner)
(Alex Schomburg’s cover for the 1965 edition of The Time Axis (serialized 1949), Henry Kuttner)
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