Astounding Science Fiction – March, 1950 (Hubert Rogers) [Featuring “New Foundations”, by Wilmar H. Shiras]

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for Wilmar Shiras’ story “New Foundations” (p. 15)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for Wilmar Shiras’ story “New Foundations” (p. 24)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for Wilmar Shiras’ story “New Foundations” (p. 34)Illustration by Brush, for H. Beam Piper’s story “The Mercenaries” (p. 59)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for L. Ron Hubbard’s story “To The Stars” (p. 78)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for L. Ron Hubbard’s story “To The Stars” (p. 87)  This is the “original” art as published in Astounding.  Unusually for Rogers, one character – the man – has been rendered as a “positive” image, while his lady friend is depicted in “inverted” tones.

The same illustration as above, but digitally “inverted” and enhanced using Photoshop, to make the image of the woman clearer.  Notice that Rogers has included his initials – “H.R.” – on the park bench.

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for L. Ron Hubbard’s story “To The Stars” (p. 96)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for L. Ron Hubbard’s story “To The Stars” (p. 107)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for L. Ron Hubbard’s story “To The Stars” (p. 118)

Astounding Science Fiction – April, 1950 (Hubert Rogers) [Featuring “The Wizard of Linn”, by A.E. van Vogt]

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (p. 6)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (p. 31)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (p. 38)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for James Blish’s story “Okie” (p. 69)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for James Blish’s story “Okie” (p. 85)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for James Blish’s story “Okie” (p. 92)

Astounding Science Fiction – January, 1950 (Chesley Bonestell) [Featuring “The Xi Effect”, by Philip Latham]

Illustration by Jack Gaughan, for Poul Anderson’s story “Gypsy” (p. 66)

Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for Isaac Asimov’s story “…And Now You Don’t” (p. 139)

 

Astounding Science Fiction – February, 1950 (Hubert Rogers) [Featuring “To The Stars”, by L. Ron Hubbard]

Illustration by Brush, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Sound” (p. 56)

Illustration by Brush, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Sound” (p. 68)

Illustration by Ward, for Katherine MacLean’s story “And Be Merry…” (p. 107)

Illustration by Ward, for Katherine MacLean’s story “And Be Merry…” (p. 115)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Lawrence O’Donnell’s story “Promised Land” (p. 146)

The Exploration of Space, by Arthur C. Clarke – 1954 (Bob Smallman)

the-exploration-of-space-arthur-c-clarke-1954-1It seems unlikely that any culture can advance more than a few centuries at a time,
on a technological front alone. 
Morals and ethics must not lag behind science,
otherwise (as our own recent history has shown)
the social system will breed poisons which will cause its certain destruction.

With superhuman knowledge there must go
equally great compassion and tolerance. 
When we meet our peers among the stars,
we need have nothing to fear save our own shortcomings.

 

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