Pennington hat trick
My latest charity shop haul includes three of those 1970s SF paperback editions I love so much. In this case it’s two Lin Carters (published by Orbit) and a Philip José Farmer (Panther), all boasting cover art by the mighty Bruce Pennington.
If previous experience is any guide – and if it’s not, then what is? – the Jandar books will be derivative and silly, but might contain bits and pieces adaptable for gaming purposes, even if it’s just a new monster or magic item. I expect more from The Stone God Awakens, by one of SF’s least predictable writers. The premise – scientist Ulysses Singing Bear gets turned to stone in 1985 and then somehow revived millions of years in the future, where (or rather when) he is treated as a deity by animal-people – sounds enjoyably bonkers.
In any event, the covers are gorgeous. I just wish someone hadn’t felt the need to number the Jandar volumes in biro.