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Paperback covers #3: Bantam Books’ Star Trek adaptions

Artist: Lou Feck

A series looking at some of my favourite book covers and cover artists, mostly taken from my own collection.

#3 Bantam Books’ Star Trek adaptions of the late ’60 and early ’70s

In 1967 New York publisher Bantam Books, in an attempt to cash-in on the popularity of the TV series Star Trek, commissioned science fiction author James Blish to adapt the scripts for the show’s individual episodes into short prose stories that could then be compiled into paperback collections. Those collections went on to sell very well with several of the editions being reprinted over a dozen times. Continue reading Paperback covers #3: Bantam Books’ Star Trek adaptions