Monday, February 12, 2018

Thrift Shop Book Covers: "The Soul Eater"

The Soul Eater, by Mike Resnick, is a science fiction novel published as a paperback original by Signet in 1981, which is the very edition that caught my eye. Its splashy orange, yellow and green on black and gray is exotic. The small planet at bottom-right makes me wonder. The artist: Paul Alexander.

The first sentence:

There is a world, toward the core of the galaxy, where the evening sky is so bright that most of cities—outposts, really—have never bothered to install artificial illumination.
Mike Resnick has won five Hugos and a Nebula for his short fiction, and written nearly eighty novels. Eighty! And I haven’t read a single one, yet.


Dugommier said...

The first Resnick novel I read, and it was a good one. Fine piece of science fiction, and--in an odd way--a love story.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Barry liked it so much he did a tribute story called THE VOLE EATER which Resnick loved and even blurbed if I remember right.