Is this cover required to enroll in the sex offenders registry? If you look closely, you can see that the picture is actually a still shot taken by a security camera during one of their escapades. Mommy, I’m scared.
This is what Bester originally intended for Reich to use to distract attacking telepaths. Instead of that ‘tension, apprehension’ nonsense he’d just stick a giant skull in their faces and terrify the living daylights out of them (or make them laugh too hard to give chase).
He changed it and sent the result back in time (using a variant of the techniques described in _The Stars My Destination_) after seeing this cover.
I want this book, with this cover! Not to read, but to hold prominently the next time I am in my doctor’s waiting room. Bet the lady with the screaming kid coughing and sneezing on everyone finds another seat, far across the room.
I think this is probably done by Alan Aldridge as well – looks similar to the often macabre photo work he was doing at the time. Seen from 2014, it also really resembles something from the Scarfolk Council site.