Monday, January 23, 2017

Cover Characteristics- To The Stars!



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.   

This week's pick- To The Stars!   
This week I'm going rogue looking at retro scifi. Since January is Vintage SciFi Month (hosted by Little Red Reviewer) it seems like a good time to revisit this topic. I've done retro SF before but this is specifically to celebrate Vintage Month. 

Uncharted StarsStar BornImage result for planet of no return artImage result for plague ship cover andre nortonRingworld (Ringworld, #1)Image result for one against herculumThe Snows of GanymedeImage result for planet of exileImage result for secret agent of terra cover


Uncharted Stars



Star Born

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Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)

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The Snows of Ganymede

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28 comments:

  1. I did not know there was a vintage sci fi month, very cool! I've never read any vintage sci fi.

    My fave cover is the one with the guy jumping onto the ship because it just looks so ridiculously dangerous lol. And the guy on Snows of Ganymede looks incredibly shocked about something. I want to know what he's so shocked about... But the woman on the last cover looks fierce!

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    1. It's lower key than SciFi Month in November, but there's some good stuff. I don't read much vintage SF but I love the covers.

      I know I've used some of these before but I love that one. Snows of Ganymede is a favorite too (I just like the name). And yeah she does lok fierce doesn't she? Although whoever her companion is, I think they're dragon food.

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  2. Wow! These covers look so simplistic, cool and vintage! (even though I haven't read any of these books lol) Great list!
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. Thank you! I had fun finding them...

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  3. Love the vintage covers! Snows of Ganymede looks like a Hardy Boys cover just in space! I really like the cover of Dune as well. The city and the rock and the colors are really eye catching.

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I wouldn't have thought of that but there is a certain resemblance ha ha! Dune is nice too just such a classic look.

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  4. I love looking at retro covers. My fave here is "One Against Herculum" because I can only imagine what he is saying when he makes that leap!

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    1. I know? I know I'd be saying something like oh s^&t lol!

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  5. Hi Greg; I will publish after I do pick up so I can ask my dames what they're reading now ^__^. Mahalo for stopping by and hope you have time to come by again later on.

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    1. Hey Stefanie- hope all is well. I'll be by to check out your post!

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  6. Oh, echoes of publishing times gone by.
    The One against Herculum looks like James Bond in space and I thought the guy on The Planet of No Return was a Boy Scout at first glance.
    Great selection of covers.

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    1. I know. I went back and looked and you're right- he could be a Boy scout!

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  7. I love some of those old school covers, they are so great!

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    1. Aren't they something? they certainly wouldn't fly today lol.

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  8. Those are some cool covers! I love seeing the cover prices, too- if only books still cost that much, lol.

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    1. Oh I know- 35<? I would take that in a heartbeat! Imagine all the books we could get. :)

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  9. Wow! Look at how cheap those books were!! It's amazing how much inflation can do...
    Anyways these covers look so cool! I like how they have that vintage vibe. I might even look into reading a few of these. Haha

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    1. I know! I want those prices. :) And they are so vintage- I don't know how they would read (I've only read two of them) but I bet they're different!

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  10. The modern sci-fi covers of today might be more majestic and impressive, but nothing beats the old-school nostalgic feel of these vintage covers.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. There's definitely a nostalgic vibe, no doubt. And some work for me better than others, but they sure were something.

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  11. Those are cool but I like The Secret Agent of Terra the best!

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  12. I think I've said before how much I love vintage book cover art. These examples are all great, and quite tame and tasteful in comparison with some of the sci-fi cover art I have seen. The Planet of Exile is my favourite of these.

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  13. Honestly LOVE the vintage covers! Like LOVE them. This is a great topic and PERFECT for you! lol. The covers almost remind me of the Twilight Zone :)

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  14. I'm partial to Star Borne. That little naked man and his teensy arrow doesn't stand a chance against that sea serpent but he valiantly tries anyway. Now that's a hero, lol.

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  15. Great covers! Has Sugar and Snark started posting again? Although this totally sounds like your topic that you would pick. :-)

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  16. Dune! And I still love that One Against Herculum cover. :)

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    1. I would pick gargoyles for a Characteristics topic!

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