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Was just recently introduced to this incredible science fiction artwork book!!!
Its an A2 sized book, so it is quite large. It’s called Science Fiction Art - “The Fantasies of SF”, and it is compiled and introduced by Brian Aldiss, First President of the British Science Fiction Association; Ditmar Award 1969 for Best Contemporary Writer of Science Fiction.
The book covers science fiction art from 1926 to the 1970’s. Published in 1975 by New English Library.
It has 115 illustrations in full color, plus 173 in black and white.
The contents are-
GREAT COMIC STRIPS; “Themes in science fiction”
DELIGHTFUL DOOMSDAYS; “Catastrophes”
BEYOND THE BEYOND; “Distant planets”
HERE BE MONSTERS; “Alien life”
SPIRES AND SEWERS; “Future cities”
INTERPLANETARY PETS; “Girls in science fiction”
HANDS WITHOUT HEADS; “Great machines”
MEN OF METAL; “Robots”
IDEAS IN ACTION; “Two SF ideas develop”
THE MAGAZINE GALLERY
INDEX OF ARTISTS, INDEX OF MAGAZINES
Every Saturday, here on tumblr, I feature a cover from my collection of vintage paperbacks and pulp magazines.
This week: FUTURE combined with SCIENCE FICTION stories (Sept-Oct 1950).
Illustration is for Invitation from the Stars by Morton Klass:
A strange being comes with an…