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MacDonald’s Covers – a gallery


As I mentioned, it’s the John D. MacDonald centenary, and we are having a bit of a celebration.

I decided I wanted to write adventure thrillers (and not just SF and fantasy, my favorite genres) because of Robert McGinnis’ art, and because of the John D. MacDonald paperback covers.

So here go a few of my faves…

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “MacDonald’s Covers – a gallery

  1. We have *One Fearful Yellow Eye” #8 Travis McGee 1966. Much to reflect upon on the occasion of this centenary. MacDonald included a social awareness that is much more than prophetic. And what a phrase turner, a class of his own. Glad to join you in this tribute!
    Hello 1916


    • Yes, his books are filled with very sharp observations. He very aware of environmental issues, and if it’s true he had an ax to grind with credit card companies, his take on credit and debt is really prophetic.
      He was a great writer – and he has a lot of fans, which is good!


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