This post guaranteed to give you nightmares. Selected works in various mediums from the late H.R. Giger.
Charles Robert Knight (1874 – 1953) was one of the first American artists to popularize the prehistoric past, being one …
A collection of Frank R. Paul’s work for the 1940s, focusing on his colorful visions from the “Life On” and “City On” series for pulp magazines in the early 1940s.
A running theme for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine was for Ed Emsh to paint a thematic holiday cover for the December issue. The only two years this tradition was skipped were 1952 and 1955. Given the time of year, it seemed properly thematic to showcase all eight, plus a a few other related covers for Astounding and F&SF.
To be honest, I’m not a big horror fiction reader, in part because I’m not sure where to start. Though I do get a kick out of horror novel covers. Like these very ambient covers for Avon in the late 1960s; very evocative, definitely horror, nice colors, and an interesting running theme (same angle, same color pattern).
I really dig Ed Emsh’s style; at his best, his book and magazine covers are vibrant and dynamic. I’ll let these high(er)-res covers speak for themselves: an assortment from books (mostly Ace and Pyramid paperbacks), pulps, and digest magazines, from the early 1950s to late-1960s. I put them in rough chronological order.
This has been picked up by numerous other blogs by now, but the rights to the James Bond novels are changing hands, going from their venerable owner Penguin Books to the more-hip genre publisher Vintage. Two preview covers have been released for the new editions; they remind me more of old ’40s mystery novels—like the Dell Mapbacks—than James Bond novels, with their subtle, art-deco, low-impact covers.
Originally posted on PulpMags:
We’ve added yet another significant milestone to the Pulp Magazines Project website: issues #1-6 of Hugo Gernsback’s Amazing Stories (April-Sept.…
Frank R. Paul, first major science fiction illustrator, who populated the early Hugo Gernsback magazines of the 1920s and 1930s with his imaginative designs. While he was pretty abysmal at drawing people, Paul was great at making technical-mechanical devices, was bright and garish enough to attract readers to the new genre, and perfectly portrays the Gernsback era of “scientifiction” in art.
You never know what you’re going to find at library bag sales; those things are a great dumping place for …
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard is one of the biggest crime fiction publishers in existence. Now they’re launching a new line, Pocket Black Lizard, of mini-trade paperbacks with edge staining. Edge staining! This is probably more interesting to me than it is to you.