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The Dreaming Earth – John Brunner (Pyramid)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 22nd, 2018. Artwork published in
October 1970
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    The Dreaming Earth – John Brunner (Pyramid)
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    “The planet was overcrowded — until people started vanishing into thin air!”

    Pyramid Publications, NYC, second printing, October 1970. The Dreaming Earth was first published in 1963. In 1969, John Brunner (1934–1995) was awarded the Hugo Award for Stand on Zanzibar, a novel with a similar topic involving an overpopulated world.

    Brunner is credited with coining the term “worm” and predicting the emergence of computer viruses in his 1975 novel The Shockwave Rider, in which he used the term to describe software which reproduces itself across a computer network. — Wikipedia

    The cover art is by Gail Burwen (1945–2017).

    Her outstanding talent led to her to become art director for the National Lampoon. In conjunction with her fellow artists at Cloud Studio in New York, she published Drool Magazine and Cloud Comix with a fresh, satirical outlook of current events.

    Burwen’s illustration is combined with Mierop Ginger Snap C for the typography.

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