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Thanks in particular to Tim for the « Take Time Out » booklet and to Rachel for cover scans and other material from the archive.
Thanks also to « Brian Aldiss » for insights into his time as
editor of the Penguin sf series, to Alan Aldridge and David Pelham for discussing their sf covers within the wider context of their roles as Penguin art
director, to Paul Sidey for shedding light on his years as Penguin sf editor, to Harry Willock, Peter Lord and « Mark Salwowski »
for the background to their John Wyndham covers, to « Adrian Chesterman »
for information on his Penguin sf covers, and to « Maurice Spira »
for revealing the genesis of Brian Keogh's cover illustration for the first « Penguin Science Fiction » anthology.
The kind words written about this website by John Coulthart at « Feuilleton »,
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Ben Terrett at « Noisy Decent Graphics »
and Richard Weston at « Ace Jet 170 »
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Hall of Fame by Dave Margulius et al.
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Andy Sawyer at the « Science Fiction Foundation »;
Simon Sellars at « Ballardian »;
Mark Sinclair at « Creative Review »;
Meaburn Staniland, nephew and namesake of the sf author and Penguin blurb writer;
Shane Taylor at « Tarrington Books » for the 1937 schools edition of Last and First Men;
Dirk Broer for the 1985 edition of Planet of the Apes and nine Jack Chalker covers;
David Mosley for some of the John Wyndham covers by Peter Lord;
Patrick O'Meara for help with early Clockwork Orange covers;
« Mike Smith » for pointing out that Charles Prendick is not a real person;
Rachel Atkinson, Mary Fox and Jessica Price at Penguin;
and Kirstie Meehan and Helen Muir at the National Galleries of Scotland.
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