Monday, September 27, 2021

Cover Love Dean Ellis


Some of my favorite SF covers are by Dean Ellis. And since this weeks Top Ten Tues is a freebie I thought I'd spotlight some of my favorite Ellis covers. These are old school but still awesome.



I love how there are people in the ship- you can see the portholes- and they are offloading something. I included the full image below where you really get the sense of an alien world, the moon in the upper left- the full image really gives a better sense of the art.









Apparently he also did crime covers!




This one I read recently- notice the machinery below ground. This is a pretty wild generation ship tale.


Is this terrifying or what?


I love this domed city.

38 comments:

  1. I see the similarities now. I don't think I usually pay attention the artists who design covers. Shame on me. Books I don't like as much as everyone else seems to

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  2. There are some great old school covers here!

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  3. Aaah covers! Now that is a great idea Greg. I might have to make a note of it.

    All these covers remind me of you for sure.

    Elza Reads

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  4. I love these old style Science Fiction books! If I could find the Octavia Butler books in the original style like this, my book collecting heart would sing. 😍

    Have a good week, Greg!

    Here is my Top Tuesday post for this week:
    https://introvertinterruptedcom.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/books-that-got-me-through-my-20s-pt-2/

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  5. I love the covers on older books. They tended to be works of art, unlike so many modern covers which seem to be mostly clipart.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/10-indigenous-authors-to-read/

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  6. I love seeing the covers from years gone by. I think that Lady Killer one is quite creepy when you combine the image with the title.

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  7. These are really cool! I love how so many of them feature one dominant color.

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  8. Those are old school, and very much of a time. They are the books I remember being on library tables when I was a kid. Such great covers!

    My post is here— https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/09/28/ttt-favorite-book-quotes/

    Happy TTT!

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  9. I haven't heard of or read any of these but you always showcase such great vintage covers 😍 Awesome list!

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  10. I think my favorite cover is The Mysterious Planet. I havent read any, I am not a science fiction fan, but I always think those older covers are so creative, how they imagined things.

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  11. I'm not really into reading science fiction, but even I have to admit these covers are super cool.

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  12. These are fantastic! I love the cover for Bandersnatch, very creepy😁

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  13. I love seeing these old covers on books. They just don't make them like this anymore.

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  14. I like old school covers- they always reminds me of mass paperback books which I guess is the usual size for these books. I really like the art styles.

    That starborn cover art is amazing.

    Have a lovely day.

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  15. You find the coolest covers, Greg!

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  16. I always love coming to your blog and looking at covers I wouldn't find otherwise Greg. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/09/top-ten-tuesday-book-with-theater.html

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  17. These are so nice, I love the old school look!

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  18. These are all so great! I love that first one, Eye of the Monster, best.

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  19. Since we read totally different stuff, I always love seeing what you pick!

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2021/09/28/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-10-books-i-read-in-the-peace-corps-between-1989-1991-fiction/

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  20. Interesting covers. I love your take on this week's topic. Here's mine: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/09/top-ten-tuesday-20-books-for-christmas.html

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  21. The blow up of Star Ship is definitely cool!

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  22. I like how most of these show a scene in action, really draws the eye. Great post!

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  23. My favourite cover from your list would be Attack From Atlantis. Vintage covers are so cool.

    My Top Ten Tuesday list this week

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  24. Wow, these covers are so cool, what a nice way to do this week's top ten!

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  25. Wow love the old school covers!! Great picks!!

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  26. Nothing like classic Sci-fi covers. I actually like them better than a lot of newer covers. They were more creative and unique back in the day.
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  27. Oooh, I love these covers! They're so old school and awesome!

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  28. Love all of these retro covers, especially the Bander Snatch one.

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  29. I missed this week's TTT but I love book artwork posts -- thanks to you, learnt about Dean Ellis. My favorite is Star Born I think, but Bander Snatch seems appropriate for Halloween month.

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  30. Lady Killer is so very effective LOL.

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  31. That Eye of the Monster cover again. It's one of my favorites! πŸ˜ƒ

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