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Panther Books











I got a copy of "I, Robot" on eBay and when it arrived I thought, hm, Panther. I'm sure I've got other Panther Books. I was really surprised how many. What an incredibly cool imprint it was! The wiki is surprisingly scant and actually (with an admittedly cursory look) there doesn't seem to be anything about them online.

If there was an equivalent record-label, voraciously eclectic and self-consciously counter-cultural it would have to be Limelight from 1968 till its demise. Just as Panther started at the trash/beat end of the market before going wild; Limelight started with jazz.