DescriptionEmsh (Edmund Emshwiller) The Secret of ZI (The Patient Dark) Sci-Fi Cover Preliminary Original Art (c. 1958). "For something like two hundred and fifty years Earth had been dominated by humanoid aliens from the star world of Alishang. But man's spirit refused to be conquered. There was a world-wide underground planning for the day of final liberation. And there were four leaders who knew the secret that would guarantee victory - the secret of ZI. Rupert Clinton, intelligence man for this underground, was not one of those four; yet somewhere deep in the recesses of his subconscious mind, he knew ZI's secret." This gouache on illustration board prelim for the Kenneth Bulmer novel has an overall size of 5.5" x 7", and the condition of the art is Excellent. Signed in its lower right margin. From the Jerry Weist Collection.
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