(Walter Popp’s cover for the 1953 issue of Fantastic Story Magazine, ed. Samuel Mines)
It has been along time since I cobbled together a cover art post…
…but it’s a good one!
This is Part II of my Visualizing Time sequence—if you haven’t seen it already check out Part I. And in Part II we have a standoff across time with your primitive ancestors, decay and the hourglass, rewriting America’s racist past, the sundial as an arena for an epic showdown with an alien, jumping through cave paintings (a metaphor, a metaphor!), and various crumbling clocks and visualizations of the workings of time…
I have a soft spot for Sam and Miriam Smith’s cover for the 1965 edition of Asimov’s The End of Eternity (1955). Eternity, represented by a sequence of circles, literally drips from the page. Vincent Di Fate’s cover for the 1972 edition of Laumer’s Timetracks (1972) is simply off the wall bizarre—I mean, he’s fighting an alien on a sundial!
What are your favorites? Are the books any good?
(Uncredited cover for the 1963 issue of Sands of Time (variant title: The Sands of Time), Peter Dagmar)
(Uncredited cover for the 1970s cover of Voyages in Time (1967), ed. Robert Silverberg)
(Uncredited cover for the 1973 edition of Ten Tomorrows (1973), ed. Roger Elwood)
(Geoff Cummings’ cover for the 1979 edition of Time’s Last Gift (1972), Philip José Farmer)
(Raymond E. Meylan’s cover for the 1962 edition of Tomorrow Sometimes Comes (1951), F. G. Rayer)
(Uncredited cover for the 1972 edition of The Year of the Quiet Sun (1971), Wilson Tucker)
(Sam and Miriam Smith’s cover for the 1965 edition of The End of Eternity (1955), Isaac Asimov)
(Kelly Freas’ cover for the 1965 edition of The End of Eternity (1955), Isaac Asimov)
(Ed Valigursky’s cover for the 1964 edition of Key Out of Time (1963), Andre Norton)
(Vincent Di Fate’s cover for the 1972 edition of Timetracks (1972), Keith Laumer)
(Vincent Di Fate’s cover for the 1973 edition of Joyleg (1962), Avram Davidson and Ward Moore)
(Uncredited cover for the 1974 edition of Heart Clock (1973), Dirk Moreland i.e. Reginald Hill)
(Gray Marrow’s cover for the August 1966 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Edward L. Ferman)
(Steele Savage’s cover for the 1970 edition of Black in Time (1970), John Jakes)
(Uncredited cover for the 1988 edition of Black in Time (1970), John Jakes)
(George Ratcliffe’s cover for the August 1951 issue of Authentic Science Fiction Monthly, ed. L. G. Holmes)
(Uncredited cover for the 1969 issue of Beyond Tomorrow (1965), ed. Damon Knight)
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