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The Starcrossed by Ben Bova (Pyramid Books)

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Jul 1st, 2018. Artwork published in .
    The Starcrossed by Ben Bova (Pyramid Books)
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    Pyramid’s paperback edition (1976) of The Starcrossed (1975) by Ben Bova (*1932), with cover art by Vincent Di Fate (*1945). The typeface is Circo, a narrow bottom-heavy Italienne by Czech designer Jan Solpera (*1939). It was released by Berthold Fototypes in 1971 and copied by Lettergraphics as Cirque. Flying Circus (Harold’s Fonts, 2017) is a digital revival.


    • Circo
    • Helvetica




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    3 Comments on “The Starcrossed by Ben Bova (Pyramid Books)”

    1. Jul 1st, 2018  5:31 pm

      This book and its author, Ben Bova, are connected with colleague sci-fi author Harlan Ellison, whose paperback series for Pyramid Books was posted earlier this week (see this post).


      Ben Bova’s 1975 novel The Starcrossed, a roman à clef about Bova and Ellison’s experience on The Starlost TV series, features a character “Ron Gabriel” who is a pastiche of Ellison. Bova’s novel is dedicated to Ellison’s pseudonym “Cordwainer Bird”.

    2. Jul 1st, 2018  6:54 pm

      Wow Matthijs! Didn’t know that! “A futuristic satire on the TV industry.”

      That sounds interesting!

    3. Jul 2nd, 2018  9:15 am

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