Friday, June 01, 2007
What’s Wrong With This Cover?
I’m reading the latest issue of Saucer Smear when I noticed a familiar image. Supreme Commander Jim Moseley reproduced the cover of a new tome, Karl Pflock’s Roswell book translated into French. Moseley commented how the aliens don’t resemble the entities reportedly found near Roswell after their flying saucer – or “disc” – crashed.
ThanX to Google and various combinations of key words I just found the original image online. (This scan can be found at http://linesonpaper.tripod.com/PULPMags.html ) It’s from the June 1952 edition of the SF pulp magazine, Startling Stories.
Hey, it’s a classic image, but isn’t it a bit deceptive using it for Pflock’s skeptical look at the Roswell incident? Like Jim Moseley mentions, that ain’t a crashed Mogul balloon in the background.
It makes one wonder: if they’re playing around with the cover to the French edition like that, how accurate is the translation?
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Posted by Ray Palm (Ray X) at 4:29 AM