Did Anybody Catch the Number of That Spaceship?




Ballantine 02751        Pan 24099      













As seen elsewhere in this website, it was a very common practice to reuse cover artwork on later books; and that was especially true when national borders were crossed.

Collector Bill Taylor points out that this was almost the case when the cover art for Ballantine 02751, Expedition to Earth by Arthur C. Clarke, was reused on Pan Science Fiction book 24099, Seed of Stars, by Don Morgan & John Kippax.

The oddity here is that the number on the side of the ship changed. The image was faithfully reproduced in every other way.


Both images are courtesy of Bill Taylor.