Placeit book cover maker for a bestseller scifi story. Covers of early pulp science fiction paperbacks published by badger books in the 1950s and 1960s web a science fiction novel by john wyndham. Things were happening that would change mankind forever. The scariest movies were seen in the 1950s and 1960s. T he 1960s was a truly strange time in history, not just in america but really around the world. The defining science fiction books of the 1950s wwend. While acknowledged masters from the genres golden age reached the height of their powers, a new wave of brilliant young voices emerged, upending the genres pulp conventions with newfound literary sophistication. Home labs random about this is the sister site of vintage ad browser. Last week, we talked about how science fiction cover art evolved into the colorful, pulpy art we love today. The war of the worlds, epstein and carroll associates, 1960, illustrated by. He is probably most famous for the book covers that he created for various reprints of george orwell and aldous huxley novels, but he also created images for a handful of classic science fiction novels as well. Scifi artists and illustrators list, freelance artist, sci.
Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Most of these are from the 1960s and early 1970s and a few of these are stated first printing. Nov 25, 2015 high quality slideshow of norman saunders painted covers for pulps, magazines, paperbacks and comic books from the 1930s thru 1960s. He did covers for many well known writers like isaac asimov, a. G wells and jules verneinspired surrealist french silent. Our premade book covers are available as ebook, audiobook and kdp full print covers. Sep 14, 2014 annihilation is the first book of the southern reach trilogy, and an unexpected foray into science fiction by weird fiction author vandermeer. Lot of 20 vintage science fiction paperbacks cover graphics art lot. For book collectors, vintage sciencefiction titles hold a special appeal. Cheap science fiction paperback book covers this transmission. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. This novel is set in the same universe as the authors the tranquility alternative, in which the space race began in the 1940s between germany and the u.
Thendirector of penguin books cover art, germano facetti, moved away from. Your science fiction ebook cover design will include your own title, your author name and any tagline or subtitle you wish to include. The defining science fiction books of the 1950s auxiliary. The 60 best scifi books all science fiction fans must read. His covers for the new english library and corgi books in the 1960s established him as a cult figure among sci fi fans. Step inside the sci fi world created by blade runner visionary syd mead.
The 1960s marked a new, moremature era for sci fi novel art. The year added to posts may not reflect the original publish year but rather reflects when the particular edition was printed. Anthem takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind. Bruce pennington 1944 is probably best known for his unique style and book covers from the 1960s and 1970s. This was a time when the american public was focused on nasas. List of science fiction and fantasy artists wikipedia. The 1960s marked a new, moremature era for scifi novel art. This list will take you from the alternate past to the far future, from hard science fiction to bananapants space opera to science fantasy. High quality book covers for selfpublished writers. A list of science fiction films released in the 1960s. Redirecting to 5628170tuneinturnonandtweakoutawesomelylurid 1960s and1970s book covers.
The tumultuous 1960s was a watershed decade for american science fiction. Oddly enough, no ones been able to tell dune visually no, im not counting lynchs dune. Denis piper was a go to artist for many book jackets in the 1950s and 1960s. Jeff brown graphics is one of the top artists in the indie publishing industry. Science fiction has maintained a presence in the canon of film dating back to 1902 and the h. Here, we cover the period through 1965, at which time what pals film projected 15 years before was in progress to becoming a fact that would occur 4. Think about is as the 35 best sci fi audio books for the price of 25. Dedicated to weird, intriguing and completely fucked old science fiction paperback covers. The defining science fiction books of the 1960s auxiliary. A books cover is one of the main reasons that book sells or doesnt sell. Vintage science fiction great cover graphics art lot 20 books 1960 scifi fantasy. For his star wars artwork alone, berkey deserves recognition as one of the greatest sci fi artists of all time. See more ideas about fantasy book covers, sci fi and sci fi books. Sci fi illustrators seem to have an innate ability to make a books fantastic scenery come to life and make you want to dive into that strange world.
Whoever can crack the dune visuals and create a film or show that fans embrace will make shocking amounts of money. Events that led up to the inspirational moon landing creating an outpouring of science fiction novels which were immensely popular in this decade. The blue star by fletcher pratt, 1952 a few of you may remember my earlier posting,alien commies and a future past all about alien planet by. Research shows that a the cover design is one of the most important factors in a readers purchasing decision, so choosing your design is not a process you should take lightly. Covers that were proposed but not used are also included. The conjuncture of this adult sci fi novel is a near future utopia, where people are voluntarily walking away from most of the social interaction due to the fatten toxic political and social environment. Science fiction movies from the sixties 1960 1969, including tv movies as well as standalone miniseries.
Spectacular and rare russian science fiction illustrations various illustrations from the early 1960s issues of smena magazine smena magazine 1961 illustrations for the astronauts novel by stanislaw lem 1951. Collection of premade book covers for fantasy, young adult, urban fantasy and sci fi genres. Dune is the bestselling science fiction novel of all time, and has spawned a huge franchise i think were past series at this point. The history and cover art of science fiction published by penguin books from 1935 to the present day. Sci fi movies 1950 1965 in 67 posters the modern age of movie science fiction began in 1950 with the release of destination moon, george pals first of several adroit special effects epics. Vs day, by allen steele steeles big idea is elegant in its simplicityand plausibility. Collectively, the science fiction films from the 1960s received five academy awards, a hugo award and a bafta award. Melanie griffith cherry 2000 1987 a promising title, android sex slaves, and ms. Each cover is original and only sold to one author. However, penguin did not reprint every sf title so the covers shown here are a subset of those in the main gallery most of the covers can be viewed as larger images elsewhere on this website by clicking on a thumbnail, or click on the year below a thumbnail to view all the penguin sf.
Vintage sci fi book, 1965 doubleday book club edition science fiction hardcover, best science fiction stories of clifford d. Arkoff, the reason the film failed lies in the fact that laura antonelli refused to get naked. Rand took a break from research for the fountainhead and wrote the novella anthem, whose working title was ego. Bob eggleton 1960 has been painting illustrations for scifi, fantasy, and horror book covers since 1984. Illustrated by some of the most talented pop artists of the day, they depicted thrilling space adventures with a special kind of pizzazz that just begs you to read whats between the covers. Winston science fiction was a series of 37 american juvenile science fiction books published by the john c. This great rocket is a fragment of the utopia magazine cover see the whole cover here. Sci fi authors, science fiction authors, sci fi books, my books, fantasy book covers. Each book cover is 100% exclusive and sold only once. Surreal scifihorror artwork by prolific dutch painter. A monkey or monkeylike character trapped in a seemingly selfpropelled caravan or circus wagon, which travels across the surface of a somewhat featureless landscape.
A look at the colorful history of scifi book covers use this link to get a 30 day free trial of vrv premium. Thanks for dropping by the cheap science fiction book covers gallery. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Jan 12, 2018 it is a short film, but an important scifi treasure that won the prix jean vigo and inspired terry gilliams 12 monkeys. The science fiction book cover is a hard one to get right. See more ideas about sci fi books, science fiction books, sci fi. Great news we have compiled the best sci fi books that all fans should read, everything from sci fi classics to up and coming indie authors. He works in acrylics, oils, and frequently employs the use of an airbrush. Thendirector of penguin books cover art, germano facetti, moved away from cartoonish images. With a introduction that includes a rare view of me. Vintage sci fi book covers posting older book covers mostly science fiction from my collection. I also did a list of best fantasy audio books last year, if youre looking for something with a little more actual magic. This is a list of science fiction and fantasy artists, notable and wellknown 20th and 21stcentury artists who have created book covers or interior illustrations for books, or who have had their own books or comic books of fantastic art with science fiction or fantasy themes published.
Find this pin and more on sci fi book covers by jonathan sharp. Classic 1950s and 1960s horror and scifi movies home. Science fiction book covers of the 1960s and 1970s blast their way onto your retinas like an acid trip from beyond the universe. Born in columbus, ohio, robert mccall is a celebrated realist painter who began his career as an illustrator for life magazine in the 1960s. Check out your mind, with awesomely trippy 1960s and 1970s sf.
Book covers presented at cover browser are republished within a fair use context. The kraken wakes john wyndham 1962 science fiction. Science fiction and fantasy novels provide us with allegory, cautionary tales, and the human condition told through the lens of the fantastical and the cuttingedge. Science fiction book cover stock photos and images alamy. Artists known exclusively for their work in comic books are not included. Virgil finlay, american, 19141971, is probably one of the best known of science fiction cover artists. Vintage science fiction great cover graphics art lot 20. Hundreds of unique premade sci fi book covers created by professional designers.
Sep 24, 2014 20 outstanding midcentury scifi pulp covers midcentury scifi pulp was brimming with fantastic cover art. For decades, people have known that sci fi illustrators and painters have that unique knack to create incredible artwork for books, posters, and even trading cards. Scifi artists and illustrators list, freelance artist. These films include core elements of science fiction, but can cross into other genres. As of 20, it is the longest running continuously published magazine of that genre.
Mar 21, 2018 more surprising still, its an early example of a scifi book published in 1928 that tackles feminist themes via the delirious conceit of a rich young man born in the 16th century who suddenly wakes up to find hes transformed into a biologically female version of himself, and stopped aging to boot. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. List of science fiction films of the 1960s wikipedia. Prices for all our book cover design options can be found here. Sci fi television had 2 important shows premiere in the fall 1959. Apr 23, 2019 a selection of photos that i took of a donation box during my last shift with the friends of the houston public library in august of 2018. Vintage 1960s 1970s scifi paperback book covers ray bradbury the small assassi.
Titles and author names shown are for illustration purposes only. Does anyone remember a scifi book or short story from the 60s70s possibly the 50s but i donthink so, it may have been in a magazine, which was sort of. When using illustration or an image on a book cover, its helpful for scifi and fantasy writers to show original images to help set themselves apart from the. Great deals on vintage paperback science fiction books. The time is post world war iii in paris and the surviving members of the. This is the only poll extended to cover 11 seasons. What is your favorite earthbound tv sci fi from the 1960s. Feb 09, 2017 inspiring illustrative covers so much of what scifi and fantasy writers do is create intricate new worlds and situations, and authors can use their book cover designs to share a piece of their books contents with a new reader. Go too far and it risks descending into cliche and general ridiculousness. Scifi books often abbreviated as sf arent only portals to different worldsall books can do thatbut also timetraveling excursions into the past, allowing us to see how the greatest visionaries of the day imagined the future.
Goldfoot and the girl bombs 1966 according to legendary bmovie producer samuel z. The psychedelic sci fi book covers and art of bob haberfield visual futurist. This is captain blastoff, coming to you from the galaxy gallery in the future, talking about a great popular art form of the past. Vintage scifi book covers the naked sun by isaac asimov. Young hipster dude reading a book in stop motion while on his armchair falling asleep. Nonetheless, eurostiles mechanical natureinspired by synthetic, manmade architectural shapes of the 60s, and based on the mathematical.386 1360 90 932 1007 796 220 1198 397 1273 1347 1407 1032 234 2 654 114 167 274 536 1240 1342 1465 912 85 20 1282 528 1141 871 1415 399 743 675 627 1321 1188 584 1078 1377 157 377 1294 829 1327 239 33 594