–STORIES OF CAKES LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN
–THE GREATEST EVER ADVENTURE OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
–ADVENTURES ON THE REAL NUMBER LINE, THE IMAGINARY NUMBER LINE…AND BEYOND!
–TECHNICALLY, FOUR X INFINITY, BUT LEIGH BRACKETT JUST DOESN’T HAVE THE PULL, SORRY LOVE
Powers is the best sci-fi illustrator of all time — this one included. Cover art isn’t aways about representing what is in the book — that’s a more modern phenomenon. This is a masterpiece…. You are sadly mistaken.
@Phil, if you are even more creative you can see the X representing the nether region, while the infinity symbol representing…..well, um, well….you know, a bulging balloon that was squeezed in the middle making it’s way towards that X….
3 times infinity is equal to infinity so the other two infinity stories can be ignored. This book is way more a math problem rather than a font problem. And the cover illustration by Powers is kind of cool.
Why was this cover posted again? Have we run out of truly stupid covers?
I shot this months ago. That you’re seeing it now probably means Our Good Host is raiding his slush pile. If you think you can submit something better suited, perhaps you should.
I was seeing a lot of the Font Problem tag and when I saw this while setting up for our monthly book sale I thought it was a decent example of the sort of Font Problem you could end up with in the bad old days when this sort of thing was done with type cases and stencils. “They didn’t really…” I thought, then I picked it up and looked closer and decided that yes, they did turn an 8 on its side.
Didn’t realize it was a Powers painting. He’s not credited and looking again I don’t think his signature appears on the cover. I did and do like that it is a three-layer portrait for a collection of three stories. And I’ve seen enough of what goes on to know that he probably didn’t commit the abusive typography seen atop his painting.
Four authors, three stories. Bradbury and Brackett co-wrote “Lorelei of the Red Mist”.