Cover to cover: Starman Jones

Posted: January 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

A lot of people have to deal with addiction in their lives. Some are a prisoner to alcohol, to drugs or to some other, just as destructive compulsion. I’m not any different, and have suffered from a nearly uncontrollable urge — a need — that I’ve never really been able to resist. I am weak, and for almost my entire life I’ve thrown time, money and sometimes my personal well-being into this monster’s bottomless maw.

Of course, I’m talking about used paperbacks.

And my addiction has a certain flavor; the more genre-ey, the better. Especially if it has a ridiculously awesome cover. Oh, man, the covers! Horror and science-fiction books have the best, hands downs, and I will gladly leave a used books store with an armful of paperbacks chosen just because the covers gave me a hit of giddy euphoria. Aaahhh — that’s the good stuff.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of the most beautiful, most creative or just plain nuttiest covers in my stacks in what will be a new, ongoing feature. And  just to be sure you get the full dose of art and promo copy (an art in itself), we’ll be taking a look at both the front and back covers.

First up: Starman Jones!


Starman Jones
Cover art: Lee Rosenblatt
1975 edition (Ballantine Books)

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2 Comments on “Cover to cover: Starman Jones”

  1. 1 Jonathan Briggs said at 5:23 pm on January 11th, 2012:

    Hillbilly Max.

  2. 2 Maxo Romero said at 5:56 pm on January 11th, 2012:


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