Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.7

vintage-sf-badgeNo.7  Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov (No.2)

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov.  This was also read as part of a readalong with Stainless Steel Droppings.  I realise these books aren’t for everyone and I surprised myself really because going into this I actually felt intimidated!  But, with all the discussion with other bloggers things fell into place nicely.  The covers for this one definitely get interesting.  Check out that first edition (ahem, yes, well…..)

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First Edition 1952

Moving on…. I sort of like the next one.  The creepy character on the front is like a bard mash up of Nosferatu and Rumplestiltskin:

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Avon 1972

I’m not really feeling this next cover to be honest:

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Now, feast your eyes on this lovely by Michael Whelan:

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Del Rey 1986

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6 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.7”

  1. proxyfish

    I like the one with the little weirdo too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – it’s a pretty good cover. It’s kind of growing on me.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Michael

    I recall the 1972 cover being included in a read lab or a library growing up. I always kind of liked that cover even though it would be a few more years until I picked up any Asimov.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s such an unusual cover isn’t it. I’d not seen it before. I do love the Whelan covers – I love his work.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    I really like the vintage 1952 cover however I also find the 1986 cover rather intriguing with its unusually figure at the front.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the ’86 – it’s Whelan and I just love his work.
      Lynn 😀

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