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One of the great science fiction adventure anthologies is Donald A. Wollheim’s Swordsmen in the Sky. This is a near perfect anthology in terms of theme, contents, and presentation. An Ace Books paperback from 1964, it sold for $.60. Four novelettes and one story written by classic science fiction writers. Of course, the cover by […]

The period from the early 1960s to around 1980 was the golden age for mass market paperback illustration. I covered the fantasy side of things last year with the “Sword and Sorcery Artist” entries. An entertaining historical series are the “Flashman Papers” by George MacDonald Fraser (1925-2008).  Fraser served in the British Army from 1943-1947 […]

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