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0344 Ballroom of the Skies

October 14, 2012
  • Title: Ballroom of the Skies
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 1952
  • Publisher: Greenburg
  • Cover Artist: Unknown

 

“Jenkins, we need a cover for this new science fiction novel by John D MacDonald.”

“Golly, sir, you can count on me! I have a bunch of great ideas. Like a man with long yellow hair and weird flashing lights. Or a gigantic eye. Or a box with…”

“Jenkins, listen and learn. That junk will never work. The title says ‘ballroom’ and it says ‘sky’. Draw some ballroom dancers in the sky.”

“But…all right, sir. Can I at least draw one girl with an absurdly short skirt that is totally inappropriate in a ballroom situation?”

“Certainly, Jenkins, I am nothing if I am not magnanimous. Oh, by the way, it’s science fiction, so add a rocket. And write ‘science fiction’ on the cover.”

“sigh … yes, sir”

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