At last, inspired to make a cover art post! [list of art posts]
Thanks to my frequent commentator Peter S, I followed up on his suggestion to take a peek at Jack Gaughan’s 1969 cover for the Walker & Co. edition of James White’s All Judgement Fled (1968)—and was blown away by some of the other works in his art sequence for the press.
Jack Gaughan’s covers for Walker & Co. between 1969-1970 showcase some of his more surrealist inclinations. Beautiful, often minimalistic, evocative… Some famous novels are graced by his covers: James Blish’s A Case of Conscience (1958), Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris (1961), Silverberg’s Nightwings (1968), Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), and Norman Spinrad’s Bug Jack Barron (1969).
Titles in this art sequence without suitable images online: A Gift from Earth (1968), Re-Birth (1955), All Judgement Fled (1968), Trouble with Lichen (1960), The Midwich Cuckoos (1957). If you have any in your collection I’d love to see them!
Many of these covers have wrap-around illustrations. If you have one at home I’d love to see a photo of what the back looks like! (post in comments).
(1969 edition of The Wanderer (1964), Fritz Leiber)
(1970 edition of Nightwings (1969), Robert Silverberg)
(1969 edition of A Case of Conscience (1958), James Blish)
(1970 edition of Solaris (1961, trans. 1970), Stanislaw Lem)
(1969 edition of Of Men and Monsters (1968), William Tenn)
(1970 edition of I Am Legend (1954), Richard Matheson)
(1969 edition of Bug Jack Barron (1969), Norman Spinrad)
(1969 edition of A Specter is Haunting Texas (1968), Fritz Leiber)
(1969 edition of The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), Ursula Le Guin)
(1969 edition of Thorns (1967), Robert Silverberg)
(1969 edition of The Ship Who Sang (1969), Anne McCaffrey)
(1970 edition of The Stainless Steel Rat(1961), Harry Harrison)
(1970 edition for The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge (1970), Harry Harrison)
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