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)

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)

Astounding Science Fiction – Decorative Art of the 40s and 50s

B r a s s  T a c k s

October, 1941, by unknown artist (probably Camp, Kolliker, Orban, or Rogers)

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January, 1943, probably by Charles Schneeman.

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December, 1951, by Edward Cartier (First appearance January, 1950)

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T h e  R e f e r e n c e  L i b r a r y

December, 1953, by Edward Cartier (First appearance December, 1951)

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S h i p s  o f  S p a c e

September, 1945, by unknown artist

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December, 1947 (Masthead), by unknown artist

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January, 1948, by unknown artist (only known appearance between 1948 and 1955)

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R a n d o m  A r t

September, 1945, by unknown artist

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February, 1950, by Brush (First appearance October, 1949)

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July, 1952, by Paul Orban (First appearance?)

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December, 1952, by unknown artist (First appearance March, 1951)

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October, 1953, by unknown artist (First appearance?)

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A d v e r t i s e m e n t s

Gnome Press

September, 1951, by Edward Cartier (First appearance April, 1951)

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Astounding Science fiction

“Moving?  Going to have a new address?”

January, 1952, by Edward Cartier (First appearance May, 1951)

 

Astounding Science Fiction – August, 1948 (Alejandro Canedo)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Charles Harness’ story “Time Trap” (p. 7)

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Kenneth Gray’s story “Smaller Than You Think” (p. 32)

Illustration by William Timmins, for “Dreadful Sanctuary”, by Eric Frank Russell (p. 132).

Astounding Science Fiction – March, 1947 (Hubert Rogers) [Featuring “The Equalizer”, by Jack Williamson]

Illustration by Pat Davis, for Jack Williamson’s story “The Equalizer” (p. 6)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Poul Anderson and F.N. Waldrop’s story “Tomorrow’s Children” (p. 72)

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Isaac Asimov’s story “Little Lost Robot” (p. 111)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for William Tenn’s story “Child’s Play” (p. 146)

Astounding Science Fiction – November, 1946 (William Timmins) [Featuring “Mehwu’s Jet”, by Theodore Sturgeon]

Illustration by Swenson, for A. Bertram Chandler’s story “Tower of Darkness” (p. 78)