Friday, March 30, 2007
Two New Bluejay Special Edition Covers
I stumbled onto these two awesome Bluejay Special Edition covers while reading Which PKD Novel Are We In Today. I am fascinated by these covers where Dick appears as a character. In fact, I think it is now my duty to collect all of them. I used to think Dick was the only author ever to be cast as a character on the covers of his fiction.
Then I discovered "Hammett" -- Joe Gores' book that stars Dashiell Hammett as a Sam Spade-style detective
Eventually, Wim Wenders made a movie out of Gores' book.
Hammett worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and while I doubt he saw as much action as Sam Spade, people seem strangely tempted to cast an author as the protagonist, or to read the protagonist as the author.