JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 978
short post comes in the can’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover category, as the cover
is absolutely the most interesting component of this publication. Unless of course you’re interested in knowing
how many paid subscribers
That’s all there is to the innards of this pamphlet: circulation numbers
for a prancing, popular magazine. This
would’ve been of great concern to the folks trying to sell and distribute
This is not to say that the magazine itself was a bore, what with writers like P. G. Wodehouse, Robert Benchley, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert W. Chambers, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Murray Leinster, Sax Rohmer and others making contributions here and there.
odd bit about
So the contents turned out to be a bit of a bore—the cover, on the other hand, is just lovely, a beautiful and seamless piece of photo montage with some interesting semi-hidden images. I quite like the image of the white-shirt-tie magazine stand purveyor that emerges from the shadows (above). And also the face that emerges from underneath the rear brim of the boater on the fellow standing in front of the stand.
This is just a lovely example of what ephemeral play one can draw from an unexpected source.