Thanks for your thoughts on Brunner and giving in to ‘nostalgia’ on this one post. The Dixon cover is great also a
has a strong Silent Running (one of my favorite space classics) Biospherics feel. First covers to heart for me where – two book from the Romanian sci-fi collection collage art by Peter Pusztai – Overlords of War and Michael Crichton Andromeda Strain as well as a French cover version of Arthur C Clark 2010 Space Odyssey.
(Don Dixon’s cover art for the 1st edition of The Crucible of Time (1983), John Brunner)
This post is about a Don Dixon SF space art cover that gives me nostalgic chills. But first, a rumination….
As with so many new readers, my first science fiction adventures–almost a decade and a half ago–followed the Hugo Awards closely and the back catalogue of the established male “masters” (often those whom my dad remembered reading in his childhood–Heinlein, Clarke, Brunner, Herbert, Pohl, Anderson, etc.). And boy did John Brunner feature heavily! I read everything of his I could get my hands on. From the genius that STILL is Stand on Zanzibar (1968)–my first New Wave SF novel–to the half-hearted pulpy adventures (Born under Mars,Meeting at Infinity) that scream paycheck. These novels were some of my first reviewed works on my site (John Brunner review list below)…
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