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The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee (DAW)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 16th, 2023. Artwork published in
April 1982
The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee (DAW) 1
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First paperback edition of Tanith Lee’s The Silver Metal Lover from 1982, originally published in hardback the year before. Together with Metallic Love from 2005, it forms the S.I.L.V.E.R. series. Lee intended to continue it with a third novel, The Tin Man, but didn’t get to publish it before her death in 2015.

What better way to translate the title to a mass market paperback cover than with embossed metallic letters? The effect is hard to capture in flat scans or photos, that’s why I’m including two different images. The fonts in use are two weights from Roslyn Gothic, in all caps.

The cover art is by Don Maitz.

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The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee (DAW) 2
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  • Roslyn Gothic




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