Book Cover of the Day – The Forbidden Territory

The Forbidden Territory
Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Hutchinson
Published: 1933
Pictured above: Arrow Books – Paperback edition, published Sept. 1958

The Forbidden Territory was Dennis Wheatley’s first published novel. It was made into a film in 1934. Allegedly, Alfred Hitchcock bought the rights, but the film was directed by Phil Rosen.

You can read more about the film version at The Dennis Wheatley Project.

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Book Cover of the Day – The Forbidden Territory

Flash Gordon: Novelisation


Flash Gordon – by Arthur Byron Cover (Based on the screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr).

From the Back:

They slept as the capsule floated through a paradoxical spacemist of subatomic particles, galactic debris, flamed-out comets, tiny asteroids, the husks of interstellar creatures, nebulous spirals of anti-matter.

They slept as they were drawn inexorably into a vortex of shifting, shimmering colours, were sucked, spinning, to the still centre of the universe, to Mongo, heavy-gravity domain of Ming the Merciless.

And woke to find they had plunged into a life or death struggle with evil at its most ingenious and cruel.

Flash Gordon: Novelisation

The Lion Men of Mongo


The Lion Men of Mongo – By Alex Raymond
Star Books – 1980 Reprint

From the back:

The spaceship plummeted downwards…
With characteristic daring, Flash struggled with the controls – to no avail. He was irretrievably drawn towards the mysterious planet Mongo… There he, Dale and Dr Zarkov would be pitted in a heroic battle for survival against the malevolent forces of its emperor, the merciless monomaniac Ming…

The Lion Men of Mongo