Robby on The Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet (MGM, 1956). Opening scene It is late in the 22nd Century. United Planet cruiser C57D a year out from Earth base on the way to Altair for a special mission. Commander J.J Adams (Leslie Neilsen) orders the crew to the deceleration booths as the ship drops from light speed to normal space. Adams orders pilot Jerry Farman (Jack Kelly) to lay in a course for the fourth planet. The captain then briefs the crew that they are at their destination, and that they are to look for…
"I Am A Barbarian" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Ace 35804 (1974). Cover Art by Boris Vallejo
In this novel, Edgar Rice Burroughs reincarnates the chariot races, the intrigues, the people, the sights and sounds of Imperial Rome. He paints a vivid picture of the life of Britannicus Caligulae Servus, the personal slave of mad emperor Caligula. The cover art for the first hardcover edition is by Jeff Jones: www.flickr.com/photos/57440551@N03/16324618706/
Nine Tomorrows (1969)
Collection of Isaac Asimov short stories. Fawcett Crest #Q2688; print date unknown, original Fawcett publication/illo from 1969. Cover art by Paul Lehr.