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I remembered Larry Elmore thanks to the Dragonlance series. Outstanding stuff

That guy defined fantasy art for me as a kid. Same with Frank Frazetta.

Larry also did one of my favorite science fiction covers of all time. I bought Shadowrun because of the cover art. Had no idea if the game was any good. He did some Star Frontiers too.
 
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Paul and Stephen Youll are twin brothers who are Fantasy & SF artists.

Here is some of Stephen's work. He did the cover for A Game Of Thrones, as well as some of the other covers for A Song Of Ice And Fire.

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Wish I saw this sooner....but too late.

I was always a Frazetta guy, and I was a huge fan of both Conan and Elric of Melnibone (which I am STILL waiting for a good movie based on the Elric saga.....and waiting...and waiting...)...Boris....

Tip and OPT beat me to it.

But probably my true favorite of all time...H.R. Geiger...

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Greg and Tim Hildebrand:

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Moebius did so many amazing things, TipRoast. Thanks for reminding me :)
I was sad when he passed a few years ago.

His Silver Surfer is very underrated, iyam.
 

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Odd request here folks.. I see a lot of Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury references above and thought someone here might have a clue... I've been looking for a book of short stories I read in the early 80's (1981-ish) since then really. Anyhow, the cover depicted a picture of an elder gentleman shot from above he was wearing a black suit and something like a black bowler hat, and he was holding a gigantic shelled peanut in his outstretched hands. I want to say the title of the book was "Possibilities".. but am likely mistaken. Just throwing it out there to the sci-fi aficionados if it might jog someone's memory, thx :)
 
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Odd request here folks.. I see a lot of Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury references above and thought someone here might have a clue... I've been looking for a book of short stories I read in the early 80's (1981-ish) since then really. Anyhow, the cover depicted a picture of an elder gentleman shot from above he was wearing a black suit and something like a black bowler hat, and he was holding a gigantic shelled peanut in his outstretched hands. I want to say the title of the book was "Possibilities".. but am likely mistaken. Just throwing it out there to the sci-fi aficionados if it might jog someone's memory, thx :)

From your description, the cover sounds Magritte-inspired, maybe something like this?

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I did some searches on Google and Amazon, didn't find anything.

Do your recall if this anthology was by a single author, or was it by several different writers?
 
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While doing the search I mentioned in the previous post, I came across these book covers - all were part of my initial paperback collection. (The Flying Sorcerers was one of the last to be added, just before I left for college.)

One of my favorite authors was Robert Scheckley. Loved the two books I had by him - Dimension Of Miracles and The People Trap (full title: The People Trap And Other Pitfalls, Snares, Devices, And Delusions, As Well As Two Sniggles And A Contrivance). Some of it was laugh-out-loud funny.

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I've been looking for a book of short stories I read in the early 80's (1981-ish) since then really. Anyhow, the cover depicted a picture of an elder gentleman shot from above he was wearing a black suit and something like a black bowler hat, and he was holding a gigantic shelled peanut in his outstretched hands. I want to say the title of the book was "Possibilities".. but am likely mistaken.

Closest I could find:
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Maybe you were eating a bag of these while reading it:
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From your description, the cover sounds Magritte-inspired, maybe something like this?

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I did some searches on Google and Amazon, didn't find anything.

Do your recall if this anthology was by a single author, or was it by several different writers?

Great offer TipRoast, however it was a photograph of an elderly gentleman from approximately 45 degrees above, with arms outstretched, palms up, holding a giant peanut.. lol

Thanks for putting some thought to it though.. :)
 

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Closest I could find:
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Maybe you were eating a bag of these while reading it:
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Well, that has potential! Except for the cover. I was trying to find a list of the stories in this book... One of them, perhaps the first one, was called Blood Letting I believe... Thanks Bishy! Mr. Peanut notwithstanding lol.. :)
 

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Well, that has potential! Except for the cover. I was trying to find a list of the stories in this book... One of them, perhaps the first one, was called Blood Letting I believe... Thanks Bishy! Mr. Peanut notwithstanding lol.. :)

Tough one.

I found this: https://www.amazon.com/Possibilities-Collection-Stories-Stephen-Editors/dp/B000AN347I

Possibilities a Collection of Short Stories Paperback – 1973
by Stephen, Henry B. Maloney And Lahna Diskin; Editors. Dunning
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services (1973)
Language: English
ASIN: B000AN347I

No cover though. I also googled the crap out of it and there is not much info to find. However, it was released in 1973 from Scholastic and includes "Possibilities" in the title. I got the impression this was a book you read in school so I thought this might be a possibility :coffee:

Short stories mentioned in that Amazon review are: Includes the classic stories "button, button", "the public hating", "harrison bergeron", and "the chase".

One of the problems is that book covers change so much.
 

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Tough one.

I found this: https://www.amazon.com/Possibilities-Collection-Stories-Stephen-Editors/dp/B000AN347I

Possibilities a Collection of Short Stories Paperback – 1973
by Stephen, Henry B. Maloney And Lahna Diskin; Editors. Dunning
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Book Services (1973)
Language: English
ASIN: B000AN347I

No cover though. I also googled the crap out of it and there is not much info to find. However, it was released in 1973 from Scholastic and includes "Possibilities" in the title. I got the impression this was a book you read in school so I thought this might be a possibility :coffee:

Short stories mentioned in that Amazon review are: Includes the classic stories "button, button", "the public hating", "harrison bergeron", and "the chase".

One of the problems is that book covers change so much.

'Taker? You rocked the %$&@ out of that.. OMG I've been looking for so long, I used your link, the one you pointed out wasn't the one, but another search led to this.... http://www.librarything.com/work/5023916

I thank all you guys for looking into it! Wow, just wow! Great book by the way.. :) :)
 
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