Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cover of the Day

Does this cover of Dune look familiar?

Probably because it's also the cover for Manor Books' 1975 edition of The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch:


i09.com wrote this coincidence up here.

Best quote:

"You can just imagine them at the publisher: 'Yeah, we already paid for this art . . . what the hell, space, planets, whatever- use it!'"

At least they used the same art twice instead of allowing some artist to completely copy another cover and pass it off as his own:




I guess that's just how science fiction rolled in those days - always hustling.

5 comments:

drjon said...

The Stigmata Dune cover occupies pride of place in the MSFC's Library.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I had a copy of this one and sold it about 6 years ago.
Like my record collection I eliminate when it's famine and then re-acquire when it's feast ...I'm back to about 30" of dick so far...

platyjoe said...

Wow, I have a copy of this Nova and never realized the similarity with PKD's TimeJoint.

For what it's worth Delaney and Herbert are firmly entrenched as my personal favorites 2 and 3 behind Dick. Dhalgren is about as good as anything PKD ever published.

Anonymous said...

I remember I had both the Dune book and 3 STIGMATA at one time and noted the covers. In reply to Platyjoe: I was a big fan of Delaney and read everything I could find from him (even some of his lousy porn)and I recall reading Dhalgren that I thought it was the greatest thing since slice bread while I was reading it but when I was done I thought it was the biggest pile of garbage I'd ever read! One of those books... regards - Lord RC

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