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  • Capt. Xerox 9:06 am on August 12, 2015 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Are these the 7 best book cover designs in classic science fiction? Personally, I've never even seen any of them before. They all look like British editions. http://t.co/ZUjZO2Vhr8

  • Capt. Xerox 9:18 am on March 31, 2015 Permalink
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    Artists make space art using food supplies. http://t.co/SLoboiiN17

  • Capt. Xerox 10:32 am on February 9, 2015 Permalink
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    Jupiter Ascending may not be very good, but the movie certainly looked great and it started with the concept art. http://t.co/pcvimYPde2

  • Capt. Xerox 7:29 pm on November 14, 2014 Permalink
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    Everyone knows the dogs playing poker painting. How about dogs playing D&D? That's more like it! http://t.co/4pyulS9eeN

  • Capt. Xerox 2:23 pm on April 7, 2014 Permalink
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    These images of Communist life in space as imagined by Soviets don't look too different from the Western ones. http://t.co/G1Y8kuFEJb

    • Lazarus 9:56 pm on April 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I remember one of the earlier Omni magazines I read had a feature spread on some Russian artist whose space art just blew me away. Comparable to Chesley Bonestell. I think his name was Sokolov (or something like it) although Google is failing me now. (Looking at the art Google culls for Sokolov looks kinda like the art I recall, but not quite.) May have to dig into that Omni internet archive. Once again I wish I had kept my Omni mags.

      • Lazarus 1:37 pm on April 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        • Capt. Xerox 2:55 pm on April 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Nice find. I also loved Omni and remember buying the first issue when it hit the newsstands and I bought it religiously for many years. Of course, they’re all long gone, although I did buy an issue at a used book store not that long ago because it contained the first published story by William Gibson.

          • Lazarus 10:15 am on April 13, 2014 Permalink

            I remember the TV ads announcing the magazine launch! Did not buy the first few issues but when I finally did, I too bought them for years. But I do remember it slowly deteriorating towards the end. But for a while there it was simply amazing. The fiction, the art, the tech, the bios, the ‘weird’, and of course the brain teasers. So many awesome articles I can still recall today.

  • Capt. Xerox 11:57 am on February 11, 2014 Permalink
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    If Star Wars was a story set in a 1980s high school, it would look something like this: http://t.co/DrU3Fvp821

    • Capt. Xerox 10:54 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My high school years were in the 70s, but the archetypes of the nerds and jocks still resonated with me. It would be great if someone turned this into an animated feature!

    • Lazarus 10:43 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Pretty cool. I like how they replaced the Millenium Falcon with a Z-28 Camaro sporting the eagle hood emblem. Spot on eighties (at least in the neighborhood I lived)!

    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 12:31 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Nerd-droids really cracked me up, as does Coach Yoda. :)

      They use something here that many (including me)gree on: Han shot first.

  • Capt. Xerox 7:58 am on November 25, 2013 Permalink
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    I admire the labour needed to recreate Blade Runner with watercolour paintings, but don’t understand why you would. http://ow.ly/qZcrf 

  • Capt. Xerox 9:56 pm on August 22, 2013 Permalink
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    No other artist captured the world of Dune better than John Schoenherr. http://ow.ly/o5TOs 

  • Capt. Xerox 5:34 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Tekhnika Molodezhi was the Soviet Union’s version of Popular Mechanics and they produced some amazing space art. http://ow.ly/n18J6 

  • Capt. Xerox 1:57 pm on June 11, 2013 Permalink
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    How “Saturn From Titan” by Chesley Bonestell launched a thousand space art careers. http://t.co/7Ryzse8b9Q

  • Capt. Xerox 1:21 pm on June 10, 2013 Permalink
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    As Brian Aldiss publishes his last #scifi novel, he looks back at his career by selecting some favourite book covers. http://t.co/d8ZJgkUDz6

  • Capt. Xerox 1:15 pm on April 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Frank R. Paul: The Dean Of Science Fiction Illustration is a book that just made it on my to-buy list. http://t.co/5Tkf7YFCty

  • Capt. Xerox 3:54 pm on April 12, 2013 Permalink
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    This gallery of futuristic computer interfaces is pretty cool, if not accurate. http://t.co/DKzpVa81xm

  • Capt. Xerox 4:28 pm on March 26, 2013 Permalink
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    NASA or MOMA? Is it art or a photo from a space probe? Pretty easy to tell the difference, if you ask me. http://t.co/r2GpbRMXbm

    • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:18 am on March 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wish they would have had Google Earth links to show where these images came from

      • Lazarus 11:09 am on March 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I guess you could make it kind of a game and see if you could Google Earth similar images yourself. Then is Google Image search on “MOMA” (or other artistic key words) and find other pics that could be NASA images.
        I guess it’s true. We ARE living in a Google world.

    • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:17 am on March 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Australia was especially special

    • Lazarus 3:15 pm on March 27, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was fun. I got most of them as soon as I looked at the picture, but there were a few that I really couldn’t tell and had to scroll down.

  • Capt. Xerox 4:23 pm on March 26, 2013 Permalink
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    Interesting to note that #scifi titles seem to dominate this list of the top 25 movie posters of all time. http://t.co/wnxd51wvMR

  • Capt. Xerox 3:36 pm on March 20, 2013 Permalink
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    Take a look at the rusty tops of fire hydrants and imagine they are alien planets. This is what they’d look like. http://t.co/9oJsM7NUlD

  • Capt. Xerox 7:52 pm on March 18, 2013 Permalink
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    Love these Donkey Kong levels re-imagined with #scifi and #fantasy heroes and villains. http://t.co/xve54HkgOr

  • Capt. Xerox 3:29 pm on March 1, 2013 Permalink
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    Here’s an ode to the late #scifi artist Frank Kelly Freas. I’ve always liked his work on the Laser books covers. http://t.co/zd2qVnpkCb

  • Capt. Xerox 5:22 pm on February 20, 2013 Permalink
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    If you’re an Alien fan, you’ll surely dig these early storyboards drawn by Ridley Scott himself. http://t.co/SCnZvI4e

  • Capt. Xerox 5:30 pm on February 1, 2013 Permalink
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    Weird Tales fans are familiar with the art of Margaret Brundage. A new book will introduce her to the rest of the world http://t.co/vmTk9m3s

  • Capt. Xerox 5:55 pm on January 28, 2013 Permalink
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    What’s your vision of the future? The BBC has a contest called What If that’s looking for photo and video submissions. http://t.co/AyFinF70

  • Capt. Xerox 5:45 pm on January 18, 2013 Permalink
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    Sorry, Frazetta, not everyone likes those ‘sexist’ #scifi and fantasy book covers, although I confess I do. http://t.co/7dNXGiU4

  • Capt. Xerox 3:42 pm on September 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Love this concept art from the design process of the Space Shuttle! http://t.co/ghWydD60

  • Capt. Xerox 8:47 pm on September 24, 2012 Permalink
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    Written a book, but need a cover? Pre-made Paperback Covers to the rescue! http://t.co/lBzWh6Mt

  • Capt. Xerox 3:56 pm on September 20, 2012 Permalink
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    Here’s how we imagined life on other planets, back in the day. (As illustrated by Frank R. Paul). http://t.co/YdjMOfi1

    • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:35 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have a book on my shelf called “The Rivals of HG Wells”, and it features somewhat scifi-ish stories from his time by authors that at the time were more popular. The stories were all fun to read but none of them were taking the stories very seriously, they were more in the pulp genre fantastic short stories than serious novels. It’s companion book, “The Rival of Sherlock Holmes” is also a fun read.

      • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:36 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        oups, posted this in the wrong place…

        • Lazarus 10:36 am on September 21, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Post it anywhere you want. As long as you post. :)
          Are you reading SF again these days? I must say that with all my other interests in the past few years my SF reading has slowed to a crawl, but I’m still hanging in there.
          My CBIP is the Niven/Pournelle “Mote in Gods Eye”. Don’t know if it me getting older but this supposedly ‘great novel’ is just so so for me. Just too many extra characters that could just as easily been left out and this could have been a more succinct and smaller book. But just past half way, perhaps I haven’t gotten to the ‘good’ stuff yet. There certainly is something more than meets the eye going on.

          • avdezign (Cosmic) 9:40 am on September 23, 2012 Permalink

            I liked the complex lying that was involved the Mote, an enjoyable read, the sequel “Gripping Hand” was a total bore. For some reason of late I’ve been re-reading old novels that I keep around. Ender’s Game, Childhood’s End, Fountains of Paradise and am Currently reading a bio of Robert Llewellyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf) called “The Man in the Rubber Mask” and will be embarking on re-reading the Ringworld series right after.

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