Video: vintage SF paperback covers

If you can stand wading through the tons of bizarre and useless crap on YouTube, every once in a while you actually find something kinda cool. Here’s a video someone made to showcase a bunch of old science fiction paperback covers. Which suits my aesthetic tastes quite well; I think a lot of the vintage covers are far superior to some of the dreck that passes for cover art these days.

The images are set to music from a band I had never heard of before. They’re called Man or Astro-Man, and apparently their specialty is a strange kind of surf rock with lots of audio samples and electronic sounds, and a heavy dose of science fiction influence. It sounds to me like a perfect and brilliant choice for this video.

Here, have a look and listen:

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