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 waiting for collections to be implemented. I've left every group I was a member of, removing all images from those groups, and made all images private - only viewable to contacts. All that's left now is to remove the 60-odd images from groups I was never a member of - can't for the life of me figure out, yet, how to do that - even if I could find them all! As I said - the process continues.

Why, you may ask, am I doing this? Ah, but you're already here, so you know full well that the new flickr is a disaster, with no likelihood of it getting any better. In fact, I can only see it getting worse - surely it's only a matter of time before the social aspect of the site is deemed irrelevant and groups/communities are discontinued. When that happens, the diaspora will be on in earnest.

So what can you expect from my little corner of our new home? More of the same, in all honesty. If you care to browse through my photostream or the album collection, you'll see everything you need to know. Mostly paperbacks, almost certainly of a vintage from the early 50s to the early 70s - loads of Gold Medals, a smattering of Monarchs, Graphics, Avons, Pyramids, Signets etc, mostly crime but not totally, the odd photo cover, the occasional Italian edition - a showcase of dozens of wonderful artists. McGinnis, Barye, Maguire, Chiriaka, Abbett, Kalin, Floherty, Stanley, Schaare, Barton, Jacono - they're all here, and will continue to be added.

I hope you enjoy my images as much as I do.