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A Trace of Memory by Keith Laumer, Paperback Library and Tor editions

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 25th, 2017. Artwork published in
circa 1972
Paperback Library/Warner edition, 1972
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Paperback Library/Warner edition, 1972

A Trace of Memory was first published by Berkley in 1963. The image above shows the Paperback Library/Warner edition from September 1972. When Tor published their paperback edition in 1984 (shown below), they stuck with Marvin for the cover typography, but took it a notch further: The hyper-extended glyphs play up the typeface’s nature of plain curves and straights, and fit Marvin to a T.

“There are some things man was not meant to remember …”

Tor edition, 1984
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Tor edition, 1984

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