I love this site Ellis. When I was a kid I read a 1962 Ace "Double" Science Fiction novel, "Cosmic Checkmate" on one side, "King of the Fourth Planet" on the other. I've never forgotten the artwork on the covers. A couple of years ago I sent away for a copy I found online and enjoyed re-reading both stories.
This one I know I owned. And I assume I had it prominently displayed at home. I look at it and think "I've got that laying around some where."One I Owned
Oooh that one-you-owned has Bradbury, Sturgeon and Heinlein - Nice! I love the paintings with air-bubble enclosed city spires. Who did the cover?
That guy is maybe the greatest artist that ever lived. He did everything SciFi on the paperback rack and it was always some sort of different and weird abstraction. I have a big archive of his work on disk somewhere. I'll see if I can google him up.
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"The double format inspired contests for ironic or satirical combinations of titles that might appear, as in 'No Blade of Grass'/'The Sheep Look Up'""If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double", Charles McGrath once quipped, "it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as 'Master of Chaos' and the New Testament as 'The Thing With Three Souls.'"
The Bible as an Ace Paperback. I like that.
Frazetta cover on one half, Roy Krenkell on the flip side.
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