Towards 200

Today, I’ve been putting away a full run of old Overlands. As we move to the launch of edition 200, it seemed like an idea to put up a few of the past covers that caught my eye. So here’s  a bunch of them, selected on no basis other than I thought that they looked kinda cool.










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Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland.

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  1. There is a story about that 155 cover. At the time, the then editor Ian Syson was engaged in a public brawl with Frank Devine, Peter Coleman and Chris Mitchell from the Australian about ASIO and various supposed lefties who had been informing on their friends during the Cold War. Then the Overland office was robbed and all the computers stolen.
    Like, burglary is not unknown in Footscray and so it was no doubt entirely unrelated but still …
    Hence paranoid.
    And, yes, Jeff Sparrow is a character in a novel. A kind of low burlesque.

  2. Yes, 155 is great, cover and story. I am also a fan of 161 and 163 – must have been a year with much material to work with.

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