A selection of classic paperback book covers from the 40s through 70s.

A general overview of paperback cover illustrators. Fantasy, science fiction and crime in particular.

Plus any other ephemera I feel like reblogging.

 

80s-90s-stuff:

70s fantasy - Earl Norem’s awesome artwork for “The Slithering Shadow” / The Savage Sword of Conan #20, 1977

80s-90s-stuff:

70s fantasy - Earl Norem’s awesome artwork for “The Slithering Shadow” / The Savage Sword of Conan #20, 1977

science70:

A.E. Van Vogt, Empire of the Atom (Manor Books edition, 1974).

science70:

A.E. Van Vogt, Empire of the Atom (Manor Books edition, 1974).

dirtyriver:

Review of Thomas B. Dewey’s A Sad Song Singing, featuring his P.I. Mac, at Pretty Sinister Books.

artesalvaje:

THE CRIMINAL (El criminal)Primera edición. Nueva York: Lion Book #184, 1953.

artesalvaje:

THE CRIMINAL (El criminal)
Primera edición. Nueva York: Lion Book #184, 1953.

officerserpico:

The Berserkers, edited by Roger Elwoodcover illustration by Mike GrossPocket Books, 1974

officerserpico:

The Berserkers, edited by Roger Elwood
cover illustration by Mike Gross
Pocket Books, 1974


'The savage story of girls who are profane, aggressive, anti-social and sexually promiscuous. A gripping, shocking report that will hold you in profound fascination and utter disbelief!' (source)

'The savage story of girls who are profane, aggressive, anti-social and sexually promiscuous. A gripping, shocking report that will hold you in profound fascination and utter disbelief!' (source)