severance_23's articles

  • A Top Secret McGuffin

    - 2 years ago - 1 comment
    There's a magazine dedicated to vintage paperbacks called "Paperback Fanatic," now available through 'print-on-demand' on Amazon, that I've sporadically contributed to over the years. Back in 2012 they published what was supposed to be the first part of an extensive A to Z of Gold Medal paperbacks - I've still to write any other parts! But a large portion of my free time last year was spent researching and writing an article on the Italian espionage imprint "Segretissimo," the first part of whic…

  • "The process of removal continues..."

    - June 12, 2013
    I vaguely recall Max van Sydow's character saying that (or something similar) in David Lynch's problematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune." He was referring to those assassins left behind by the Harkonnens during the transfer of ownership of Arrakis. I'm using it to refer to the process of removing all of my book cover images over from flickr to this new home at ipernity. Every cover image (1,267 of them) is now here, many of them in albums (more set up here than I had there), now just wait…