Astounding Science Fiction – June, 1950 (Ron Miller) [Featuring “Incommunicado”, by Katherine MacLean]

Illustration by Paul Orban, for  Isaac Asimov’s story “The Evitable Conflict” (p. 49)

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Illustration by Paul Orban, for  Isaac Asimov’s story “The Evitable Conflict” (p. 56)

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Illustration by Paul Orban, for  Isaac Asimov’s story “The Evitable Conflict” (p. 63)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (Part II) (p. 103)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (Part II) (p. 111)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (Part II) (p. 126)  This is the “original” art as published in Astounding, in which Rogers has rendered the image in “inverted” tones.

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The same image as above, with black & white tones “inverted” (a la Photoshop…) to “positive” tones.

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” (Part II) (p. 143)

Astounding Science Fiction – May, 1950 (Brush) [Featuring “The Helping Hand”, by Poul Anderson]

Illustration by Ward, for Miles M. Acheson’s story “The Apprentice” (p. 31)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Jack Vance’s story “The Potters of Firsk” (p. 8)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Jack Vance’s story “The Potters of Firsk” (p. 97)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” [Part II] (p. 106)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” [Part II] (p. 113)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” [Part II] (p. 120)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” [Part II] (p. 127)

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Illustration by Hubert Rogers, for A.E. van Vogt’s story “The Wizard of Linn” [Part II] (p. 143)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – September, 1955 (Frank Kelly Freas) [Featuring “Operation Afreet”, by Poul Anderson]

Unlike the majority of science fiction (and fantasy) magazines of the 40s and 50s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction eschewed interior art.  The issue of September, 1955 was an exception to this policy, featuring two illustrations – below – by Frank Kelly Freas, which accompanied Poul Anderson’s tale “Operation Afreet”.

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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)