I’m a sucker for vintage Sci-Fi novel cover art. They just don’t paint them like these anymore. You might remember Brian Daley’s trilogy of Han Solo novels in 1979-80. Well, this trilogy came next in 1981, featuring Lando Calrissian. The titles are almost as awesome as the art by Williams Schmidt.
The books were Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon and Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka. The action all takes place long before the events of the original Star Wars films. I just love that artwork. Just the right amount of retro and it convinces you right away that Lando would have made a great leading man in his own movies. I see him as a space-faring James Bond.
I love that you can still buy these books today in a 3 for 1 deal on Amazon. But the new cover has no soul.