Friday, July 3, 2009

The man from space: A cover mystery

This was the cover art submitted with a book manuscript sent to a Christian publisher.

I came across this when I was the managing editor at Bridge Publishing in New Jersey (now Bridge-Logos in Florida). It was painted on a sheet of pressboard. All I could learn about it was that it had been submitted with a manuscript that was rejected. I don't know any more. I would have loved to have seen the proposed book. What in the world -- or, rather, out of this world -- could the story line have been? For a Christian book?

I guess I'll never know, but it's still an intriguing image. A stoic blue-eyed space man. A pensive brown-haired woman. A puffy-cheeked flying saucer spewing purple exhaust. Two aligned planets. And a ghostly city in the background.

What could it all mean? Thoughts?


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