Sci-Fi Sundays: Worlds of IF Science Fiction, August 1964


#1

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#2

Well, the illustrations certainly covers up the plot of Farnham’s Freehold. It’s supposed to be a world where blacks are on top & whites are their slaves.


#3

That pirate saucer is fantastic.


#4

It’s a lo-ong time since I read it, but aren’t Ponse and Memtok black? Ponse certainly looks black in that illo, and whereas it’s difficult to tell what race Memtok is meant to be, I’m getting a strong Luke Cage vibe off him and that wand kinda reminds me of an assegai.

“Cover up” seems a bit strong; it’s not like it’s not plain text in the story itself. Clumsily so, even.


#5

I will bet that Morrow did not illustrate he cover. That is just horrible artwork. Maybe it was a rough draft?


#6

The cover’s by Fetterly.


#7

I see. I was confused by this:

Now this would have been a hell of a cover! not only is it much more intriguing, it is for the same story and by the same artist.


#8

It’s Gray Morrow and Jack Gaughan, don’t know full names on the other artists. I know Morrow did a ton of comics and book covers (all those Perry Rhodan reissues in the 70s/80s), while Gaughan did SF magazines and book covers.


#9

Memtok was a white eunuch overseer. Ponse was the black lord of the manor.


#10

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