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A quick post of cover art

No work this week because I’ve been on vacation (details to follow in a later post). So only one post today, and it’s going to be cover art.

Now there’s a grabber of a cover!

Here’s another attention-getting thriller cover.Next, a joint image of Bob Pepper’s covers for the Gormenghast trilogy (combined image courtesy of The Literary Chick)Funny how many SF covers of the 1950s and 1960s had women in what look like chorus-girl outfits.

And of course, a Powers cover.To wrap up, here’s a Bob Brown cover from the comics. Like Mongo said, we’re just pawns in the game of life.#SFWApro. Cover art is uncredited if I didn’t give the name. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Why don’t I have more time to write well-thought-out posts?

Well, a little extra dog care this weekend, for one thing. So covers it is!

One by Bergen. I’ve been told the book is excellent.

Another by JH Breslow

One by Lehr.

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An interplanetary faux pas!

Don’t you just hate these awkward moments?   #SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder. Art by Dick Dillin.

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Lets look at some paperback covers!

I’ve read Damon Runyon. “Terrified woman in negligee” is not an image I associate with his work.

From the early days of the UFO craze.

Look at how well they camouflage the naked guy’s naughty parts!A weird cover that’s kind of a mess.Yeah, the guy with the laboratory in his brain is way cooler! Art by Arnold Kohn.

David McCall Johnson does one of those striking covers Ballantine books went for.An old school Look, Sex Inside! cover.One from Virgil Finlay, though not his best work.And one from Frank Gruber to wrap up.#SFWApro. Rights to images remain with current holders. Images are uncredited if I didn’t list the artist.

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Once again, science links and science-fiction comics covers

Trump thinks Google is working for the Chinese government, based on the ironclad evidence of a discussion on Fox News.

An astronomer faked a video claiming a government cover-up of our imminent destruction by a rogue planet. People believed it.

With antibiotics losing their punch, are bacteria-targeting viruses a viable alternative?

I don’t want to contradict an obvious expert but I don’t believe country music actually changes listeners DNA.

Does the Superhuman email client software have a dark side?

 

Holy shit, tardigrades have landed on the moon?

What happens when a tectonic plate dies?

 

Baking bread with 4,500 year old yeast. I soooo want to do this now.

Changes in singing styles are why stars such as Adele keep losing their voice.

Debates in the medical world over whether the New England Journal of Medicine is on the wrong track.

Can genetic engineering save the American chestnut tree?

Has Sweden perfected recycling?

#SFWApro. Covers top to bottom by Bob Brown, Dick Dillin, Bob Brown, Lou Cameron, Ruben Moreira and Brown again, all rights to images remain with current holders.

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Paperback covers for Tuesday

First, by Bob Maguire

Next a great action cover by Robert Sidney Bowen.A somewhat psychedelic one by Ron Turner.This one by a Stanley Zuckerberg makes me curious about the book, though I’m not sure why.One by Earl Bergey. Nothing says Golden Age of SF like being held at gunpoint by a nightclub dancer in space.And here’s another nightclub dancer, art uncredited.And to finish up, one by Powers.#SFWApro. Rights to all images remain with current holder.

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Some comic book covers for Friday

Not — the Four-Armed Men! Marie Severin improves on the original Kirby cover (this was a reprint)

My Greatest Adventure stories were mediocre, but I wish I knew why he built the super-cage, don’t you? Art by Ruben Moreira.

DC war comics did a lot of these unusual angles. Art by Jerry Grandenetti.

A funny animal cover by Sheldon Mayer.And a Kirby monster cover to wrap up with.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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Science and comic book science fiction covers

Once again, a mix of visuals and interesting links.

A thought experiment suggests at least one of quantum mechanics’ principles (the theory is universal; it’s consistent; and two contradictory facts cannot both be true) are wrong.

How the right wing came to embrace the anti-vaxxer movement. Oh, and Russia helped.

“Someone I was dating asked me if I could reschedule my period so it didn’t coincide with his birthday.” A look at things too many men don’t know about women’s bodies.

How worried should we be about facial recognition software?

Andrew Wiles cracked Fermat’s last theorem. He almost blew it.

Researchers look at black genes to explain racial differences when they should be focused on black lives.

IP mapping and its discontents. An article at Citylab argues this is one reason why print maps are still useful.

“Most people struggle with the idea that medicine is all about probability.” A look at why a lot of what doctors do to treat us doesn’t make a difference.

#SFWApro. All covers by Gil Kane, rights to covers remain with current holder.

 

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My computer’s back but not early enough to write this post

So it’s covers! For starters Bob Pepper’s cover for Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast.

Naturally when the troops came ashore in Normandy, they found women crouching at their feet.

I don’t think “gay masters” conjures up the image the cover text was originally going for.

I don’t think we see enough lavender horrors in specfic. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones.

And this one by Milton Luros comes from the school of “sexy astronaut” cover women.

#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder. Top two covers are uncredited.

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Science and science fiction covers

Once again, a mix of science links with DC science fiction comics covers.

The many worlds theory of quantum mechanics says every quantum action creates a new universe. Philip Ball sees some problems with this. Researcher Heinrich Pas argues that all these universes are just faces of an underlying quantum reality.

Turns out blockchains aren’t unhackable.

The struggle to preserve Stonehenge.

Forensic science is more fallible than we think. And facial recognition systems in China labeled a woman as a jaywalker after seeing her photo on the side of a bus.

Why so many new transportation ideas founder because of tunnels.

Blogs and media threw a lot of attention at a study that claimed women had better orgasms with rich men. The later retraction by the authors? Not so much coverage.

Could elephants qualify for personhood?

Paleontologists claim to have discovered a major site that captures the day the dinosaurs died. National Geographic on what it means and why there are skeptics.

#SFWApro. All rights to covers remain with current holders. Covers top to bottom by J. Winslow Mortimer, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Murphy Anderson, Anderson again and Gil Kane.

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