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Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books)

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Jul 1st, 2018. Artwork published in
circa 1975
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    Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books) 1
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    Artwork by Diane & Leo Dillon. Pyramid Books, USA. Eleven titles published between February 1975 and February 1976. Each book has a number from 1 to 11 in the middle of Ellison’s O on the cover.

    From Wikipedia:

    Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 27, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality.

    Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books) 2
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    Book spines. The paperbacks come with green edges.
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Book spines. The paperbacks come with green edges.

    Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books) 4
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Photo: Cadwalader Ringgold. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books) 5
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    Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books) 6
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    4 Comments on “Harlan Ellison book series (Pyramid Books)”

    1. On the cover of vol. 4, “Bova” is mentioned — Ben Bova to be precise. He and Harlan Ellison worked together on short stories and a TV series in the 1970s (more on Wikipedia). Ben Bova, like Ellison, debuted on Fonts In Use this week with a sci-fi book cover for Pyramid Books (see this post).

    2. Guajolote says:
      Jul 4th, 2018 7:35 am

      It looks more like West Nouveau or Urban than Dreamline: fontsinuse.com/typefaces/45…

    3. ¡Muchas gracias, Guajolote! You’re spot on. It’s not Mecanorma Dreamline, but another slightly different interpretation of Alfred Roller’s lettering. I compared it to the samples of Urban and PLINC West Nouveau Compact. Neither is a perfect match. Chances are it’s lettering based on one of them, or on yet another related model. I’ll change the typeface credit to Urban (because its L is closer than West Nouveau’s) and add the tag “lettering derived from typeface”.

    4. Yeah, it’s definitely derived! That’s what confused me.

      Never noticed how similar the E’s were on all those mentioned above!

    5. Mark Owens says:
      Jul 6th, 2019 8:55 pm

      Neither before, nor after, was there ever a paperback series like the Pyramid Ellison series. It was the best of the best, with cover art by the legendary husband and wife team of Leo & Diane Dillon. My “Little Ellison Wonderland” has copies of all his books including all the various editions (including foreign) , and none can stand toe to toe with the Pyramid matching series.

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