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Monday, 18 April 2011
Mike Hinge 102
Mike Hinge - Planetoid Idiot. Water colour, ink on white paper. Approximate size 30x40cm. Date July 1966. Signed.
I believe that this was a proposed cover illustration for "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction", May 1967 for the short story "Planetoid Idiot" by Phylis Gotlieb. It didn't get used and instead it was illustrated by Ronald Walotsky. The blank boxes at the top of the illustration would have fitted the magazines title. If it had got published it would have been his first Cover for the popular monthly science fiction magazine market. However that didn't come until later, when Ted White commissioned a cover for "Amazing Science Fiction", November 1970 and with a similar style and robot theme of a close up of a robots hand.