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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, … Continue reading

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Artistic Education: Hannes Bok

Hannes Bok’s last published work, a wraparound illustration of Roger Zelazny’s “A Rose for Ecclesiastes,” printed in the November 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Hannes Bok was a seminal figure in early science fiction culture … Continue reading

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Artistic Education: Jim Burns

I judge books by their covers. In the realm of science fiction — where voluptuous green-skinned babes and slimy androids roam free — an illustration can make or break the experience of a novel. The good ones build a tangible … Continue reading

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