Merry Christmas from the Outer Limits

As a holiday treat, here’s a small gallery of painterly Christmas-themed covers from the great Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, all from the mid-50s and early 1960s, arguably the golden age of science fiction illustration. These were done by Ed Emschwiller, who later went on to a career in experimental film and video, creating groundbreaking 3D computer animations and founding the animation lab at CalArts.

I don’t know about you guys, but I much prefer imagining Santa Claus riding his sleigh through the cosmos, delivering presents to intergalactic boys and girls. Merry Christmas!

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