Autumn 1996

Penguin science fiction covers

David Pelham’s covers for Penguin’s science fiction titles gave a frowned-upon genre a strong literary presence

Science fiction has never been treated with much imagination by publishers, and this reflects the lukewarm reception the genre has always received from the literary establishment. While occasional books are grudgingly accepted as part worthy to join literature’s noble pantheon …

Read the full version in Eye no. 22 vol. 6, 1996

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