I have been toying with the idea of culling my hardback SF books (not the Gollancz yellowbacks obviously!), because I need the shelf space and, to my shame, it has been such a very long time since I was seriously reading science-fiction. In the process of looking through them I came across this copy of Star Man's Son, published by Gollancz in 1968. It's a post-atomic distopia and, I think, written for a younger audience.
It's not one I've read so I hadn't before noticed the enchanting illustrations by Nicolas Mordvinoff. This style of illustration: black, inky, scribbled and strong on sillhouette is one of my favourites and was very much in voague for children's books in particular in fron the 1950s until well into the 1970s. It's so much a 'style' I almost feel it should have a name. I don't know much about Mordvinoff except that on one internet forum it was reported that he liked Russian Roulette, and eventually lost.