HAHAH fantastic but nowhere below (from goodreads) does it say anything about crazy painted clown man!
A The Day It Rained Forever (1959) is a collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury. It was previously released in the US as Medicine for Melancholy with a slightly different list of stories.
“The Day It Rained Forever”
“In a Season of Calm Weather”
“The End of the Beginning”
“The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit”
“The Marriage Mender”
“The Town Where No One Got Off”
“Icarus Montgolfier Wright”
“Almost at the End of the World”
“Dark They were and Golden-eyed”
“Here there be Tygers”
“Perchance to Dream”
“The Time of Going Away”
“The Little Mice”
“The Sunset Harp”
“A Scent of Sarsaparilla”
“And the Rock Cried Out”
“The Strawberry Window
@bibliomancer: when Penguin was the most prestigious paperback imprint, it paid twice what most pulphouses did so authors didn’t complain too much. Back at the start of their SF output it was mainly respected artists from the galleries being redeployed (a lot of Tanguy and Klee, plus Desiderio Monsa) ans there was a vgue attempt to look sort of like Columbia Records’ jazz labels.
I find it quite baffling that these bizarro covers are celebrated while the covers of the 80′s, which featured illustrations that actually had something to do with their contents, were pooh-poohed.
I get that the Pelham covers might look nice all shelved together as a collection, but surely even in the 70′s that wasn’t how people bought books? But perhaps the idea of using the cover to attract readers who might not have heard of the book is a new-fangled modernist construct.
Hey, Rags – thanks for that info about the book itself. I’m a big Bradbury fan and was wondering how come I’ve never heard of this one. I have A Medicine For Melancholy and now know I don’t have to go digging for this one.
Looking at bibliomancer’s first link, I’m shocked (shocked!) that the cover to “Connoisseur’s Science Fiction” hasn’t previously appeared on this site. If you doubt its worthiness, have a close look at the face … you will reel back, demanding of your loved ones “pluck out my eyes, pluck out my eyes!”