(Uncredited cover for the 1976 edition of Mindfogger (1973), Michael Rogers)
It’s been more than four months since my last Adventures in Cover Art post…. Here is a bizarre, and perhaps less than artistically satisfying, collection of 50s-70s covers. So what do we mean by a multiplication of faces? The multiplication of a single face might be a more apt title. The theme evokes images of mind echoes (whatever they might be), bifurcated realities, abnormal, mental abilities, the manifestation of unusual nightmares, awesome alien might.
I am not sure I have a favorite although Howard Winters’ cover for the 1969 edition of The Man Without a Planet (variant title: Siege Perilous) (1966) by Lester del Rey is genuinely creepy….
Let me know if you enjoy these cover art posts. I might try to intersperse them with my reviews more regularly in the future.
What are your favorites? Are any of the works worth reading?
For more cover art posts consult the INDEX
(Gervasio Gallardo’s cover for the 1974 edition of Chains of the Sea (1973), ed. Robert Silverberg)
(Richard Weaver’s cover for the 1969 of Step Outside Your Mind (variant title: New Worlds of Fantasy) (1967), Terry Carr)
(Uncredited cover for the 1976 edition of Perchance to Dream (1972), ed. Damon Knight)
(Ed Emshwiller’s cover for the 1960 edition of Bodyguard and Four Other Novels (1960), ed. H. L. Gold)
(Uncredited cover for the 1963 edition of Split Image (1955), Reed De Rouen)
(Uncredited cover for the 1974 edition of The Byworlder (1973), Poul Anderson)
(Bob Larkin’s cover of the 1976 edition of The Face of Him (1976), Irving A. Greenfield)
(Howard Winters’ cover for the 1969 edition of The Man Without a Planet (variant title: Siege Perilous) (1966), Lester del Rey)
(Peter Rauch’s cover for the 1971 edition of Where Do We Go from Here? (1971), ed. Isaac Asimov)
(Milton Charles’ cover for the 1966 edition of Wild Talent (1953), Wilson Tucker)
(Richard Weaver’s cover for the 1969 edition of The Weisman Experiment (1969), John Rankine a.k.a. Douglas R. Mason)
(Uncredited cover for the 1958 edition of Split Image (1953), Reed De Rouen)