(Peter Goodfellow’s cover for the 1979 edition of The Moment of Eclipse (1970), Brian Aldiss)
Make sure to take a peek at Part I if you enjoyed this collection!
In Part I I described how I was inspired by Ed Valigursky’s stunning and powerful cover — with its giant eye, running figures, and perspective lines drawn across the artificial field heightening the tension — to look through my image collection and find similar examples. Since I made the last post I’ve collected quite a few more examples (from my own collection and image collections online) along similar lines.
Mitchell Hooks’ cover for the 1958 edition of The Big Eye (1949) by Max Ehrlich has long been one of my favorite covers and it has cropped up in various posts over the years…. The uncredited cover for the 1969 edition of The Cosmic Eye (1969) by Mack Reynolds illustrates the principle — the eye symbolizing some otherworldly power, or oppressive government, or alien presence — in its archetypal simplicity.
Karel Thole’s cover for the 1962 edition of The Cosmic Puppets (1956) by Philip K. Dick is rather more complex — and artistically stirring. The cityscape, the strange sky evoking the microscopic cells, and the eyes situated within the cell-like matrix…
What are your favorites? Have you read any of the works?
(Karel Thole’s cover for the 1962 edition of The Cosmic Puppets (1956), Philip K. Dick)
(Tom Adams’ cover for the 1970 edition of Timepivot (1970), Brian N. Ball)
(Hoot von Zitzwitz’s cover for the 1966 edition of The Eyes of Heisenberg (1966), Frank Herbert)
(Jack Schoenherr’s cover for 1962 edition of The Flying Eyes (1962), J. Hunter Holly)
(Uncredited cover for the 1969 edition of The Cosmic Eye (1969), Mack Reynolds)
(Mitchell Hooks’ cover for the 1958 edition of The Big Eye (1949), Max Ehrlich)
(Richard Powers’ cover for the 1963 edition of When They Come From Space (1962), Mark Clifton)
(Uncredited cover for the 1976-77 edition of Overlords von der Venus (1976-77), Colin Yamen)
(Uncredited cover for the 1966 edition of The Deep Fix (1966), James Colvin i.e. Michael Moorcock)
(Frank R. Paul’s cover for the April 1928 issue of Amazing Stories)
(Ed Soyka’s cover for the 1975 edition of The Mote in God’s Eye (1974), Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle)
(Uncredited cover for the 1961 edition of The Mating Center (1961), Frank B. Long)
(W. F. Phillipps’ cover for the 1964 edition of Guardians of Time (1960), Poul Anderson)
(Uncredited cover for the 1960 edition of Sanctuary in the Sky (1960), John Brunner)
(Uncredited cover for the 1954 issue of American Science Fiction, #23)
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