Monday, February 06, 2006

Swedish Flash Gordon cover

Here's Anders Ferm's cover illustration for the Swedish translation of the Flash Gordon novel, Faran från framtiden (1982; originally Time-Trap of Ming XIII, 1974). The hero's name was Blixt in the Swedish translations, just like he was called Salama in Finland.

The book was written by Bruce Cassiday who dabbled in every genre imaginable from the fourties' pulp mags on. The Swedish publication was a juvenile, although the books seemed to be aimed to an adult audience in the US (and in Finland, where they were a desperate attempt of their publisher to start a new SF line - only two books appeared).

I have actually read the book. It's stupid, but in a funny and certainly an entertaining way.

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