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Hail Hibbler by Ron Goulart (DAW Books)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 11th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Hail Hibbler by Ron Goulart (DAW Books)
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com Image: Dark Hollow Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The second book from Ron Goulart’s Odd Jobs series, with cover art by Josh Kirby (1928–2001). From the back cover:

    His name was Adolph Hibbler and he had escaped the doom of Hitler’s Reich by inventing the cryogenic deep freeze long before the rest of the world. As a human icicle he had been just a circus sideshow for many decades until he finally thawed out—in the 21st Century.

    The trouble began with a series of mysterious events and the government had to call in Odd Jobs, Inc. But when Jake and Hildy Pace started uncovering the clues they found an odder job than any previous capers.

    For a topic this bizarre, DAW Books had to call in ITC Honda. It’s in fact a pretty good choice: With its traces of modernized blackletter, Honda alludes to faces that were popular in Germany in the 1930s (cf. Wallau, Potsdam, Tannenberg), while at the same time offering the readability needed for an American paperback cover from the 1980s.

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