*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: The latest offering in our Atomic Sci-Fi event is an Avon one-shot from 1951: An Earth Man On Venus. Based on the novel ‘The Radio Man’ by Ralph Milne Farley, this is an exciting tale of interplanetary adventure in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs and H G Wells. With sumptuous artwork by the great Wally Wood, this is also a visual treat (it’s a pity he didn’t get to draw the cover as well). Sadly, this copy only rates PR/FA; the cover is held on by the spine being heavily taped, and there is also heavy tape round the edges of the inside front cover; But the pages are okay and it’s still a lovely thing to own.
PICTURED: AN EARTH MAN ON VENUS PR/FA £65.