Lots of pulp and SF magazine covers make no sense.
Astounding Science Fiction
Edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.
Cover art by Pawelka
The Emissary (Jim Brown)
Stardust (Chad Oliver)
All the Way Back (Michael Shaara)
I Am Nothing (Eric Frank Russell)
Gramp and His Dog (Frank Quattrocchi)
Comets (Willy Ley)
Sad, Sad Jingle Bells
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