187 posts tagged space
Some illustrations by Chesley Bonestell (January 1, 1888 – June 11, 1986)
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
Space Opening by Sparth
Bridge of the Dragonsbane, pen & ink, 2007.
I recently found out there is no official position for a U.N. liaison for extraterrestrials.
I truly believe there should be such an position, incase we are not alone in the universe. Having said this Id like to humbly offer my services to the U.N.’s Office for Outer Space Affairs, as Earth’s United Nations official Ambassador to the stars!
Owen “The Captain” Cotter
Recently stumbled upon this incredible clip. Haven’t seen this in years!!
This clip is taken from the computer animation odyssey The Gate To The Mind’s Eye.
For those of you, who haven’t seen this amazing film its out of this world cool!!
Thomas Dolby does music for the film. Even though the CGI animations, are dated this film is a test to the earlier animation styles of the 90’s, and how cool they still are!!
~The Captain OC
Heres a cool video where Leonard Nimoy talks about NASA’s next mission to the asteroid belt!
~The Captain OC
Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986) was a pioneer of astronomical and space art who helped popularize manned space travel. He is well known for his cover art for science fiction magazines, including Astounding Science Fiction (12 covers) and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (38 covers); and many books, such as The Conquest of Space; The Exploration of Mars; and Beyond the Solar System, that he illustrated in collaboration with several authors well known in the field of space exploration. Bonestell’s work also includes architectural paintings, scientific illustrations, and special effects matte paintings for films such as Destination Moon (1950), When Worlds Collide (1951) and War of the Worlds (1953).
Vintage sci-fi artwork at its best!!
Fantastic, and very well done!!