Read it between jumping and hitting the ground. The last balcony, you see, is at the top of a building with many stories…

“I already know that I’ll be recommending it most highly to any and all readers who love original weird fiction…”
RHYS HUGHES, from his review of ‘The Last Balcony’ HERE

I’ve owned the rare book INTRUSIONS by Robert Aickman since the 1980s but I can’t remember having taken it off the shelf since first reading it (all its stories are contained elsewhere). I had occasion to look at it recently and was amazed at the wondrous synchronicity between its front cover and that of ‘The Last Balcony’ (2012). On consulting Tony Lovell (the artist who shaped the real object photographed for the ‘Last Balcony’ artwork) he also drew comparison with the shape he created and photographed for the cover artwork of ‘Busy Blood’ (2012). We’re both pleasantly surprised at this inspiring correlation. Perhaps we should call this the ‘Close Intrusions of a Third Kind’ syndrome?

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The ‘Intrusions’ cover in 1980 is by Andrzej Krause (Andrzej Krauze?)

1 Comment

March 20, 2013 · 10:55 am

One response to “Read it between jumping and hitting the ground. The last balcony, you see, is at the top of a building with many stories…

  1. Tony Lovell

    Strange – I had seen the Aickman cover a long time ago (I had tried to buy the book on ebay) but had no idea the font was practically the same. I was certainly trying to ape that style of cover though. And the tentacles, and the balcony building inside the head – that’s incredible.

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