Astounding Science Fiction – October, 1950 (Featuring “The Hand of Zei”, by L. Sprague de Camp) [Edward Cartier]

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Norman Menasco’s story “Trigger Tide” (p. 65)

Illustration by Miller, for Raymond F. Jones’ story “Discontinuity” (p. 85)

Illustration by Miller, for Raymond F. Jones’ story “Discontinuity” (p. 103)

 

Astounding Science Fiction – July, 1941 (Featuring “Methuselah’s Children”, by Robert Heinlein) [Hubert Rogers]

Illustration by Charles Schneeman, for “The Seesaw”, by A.E. van Vogt (p 61).

“The Seesaw” was the first part of what would eventually be developed, through both short stories and books, into A.E. van Vogt’s “Weapon Shop” stories. 

“The Seesaw,” together with “The Weapon Shop” (Astounding Science Fiction, December, 1942) and “The Weapon Shops of Isher” (Thrilling Wonder Stories, February, 1949) would in time become the basis of van Vogt’s full novel – also entitled “The Weapon Shops of Isher” – in 1951, as well as his companion novel The Weapon Makers.

In that context, Charles Schneeman’s art depicts the initial encounter between reporter C.J. (Chris) McAllister of the Gazette-Bulletin, and Lystra, the daughter of a Weapon Shop Owner.  The pair are viewing the Imperial City of Isher from the Weapon Shop of Lystra’s father.    

Curiously, though time travel is not the focus of the story, merely being a plot element, it is noteworthy that the tale implies parallel time streams, simultaneously commencing upon June 11, 1941, and, “June”, in year 84 of the “4,700th year of the Imperial House of Isher”.

 

Astounding Science Fiction – September 1950 (Featuring “The Lion and The Lamb”, by Fritz Leiber) [Hubert Rogers]

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for William Morrison’s story “The Sack” (p. 47)

Illustration by Brush, for William T. Powers’ story “Meteor” (p. 109)

Illustration by Brush, for William T. Powers’ story “Meteor” (p. 115)

 

Astounding Science Fiction – August, 1950 (Featuring “Last Enemy”, by H. Beam Piper) [Ron Miller]

Illustration by Walt Miller, for H. Beam Piper’s story “Last Enemy” (p. 13)

Illustration by Walt Miller, for H. Beam Piper’s story “Last Enemy” (p. 22)

Illustration by Walt Miller, for H. Beam Piper’s story “Last Enemy” (pp. 34-35)

Illustration by Walt Miller, for H. Beam Piper’s story “Last Enemy” (p. 45)

Illustration by Walt Miller, for H. Beam Piper’s story “Last Enemy” (p. 54)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Bernard L. Kahn’s story “A Pinch of Culture” (p. 79)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Bernard L. Kahn’s story “A Pinch of Culture” (p. 87)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Bernard L. Kahn’s story “A Pinch of Culture” (p. 94)

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Bernard L. Kahn’s story “A Pinch of Culture” (p. 101)

Illustration by Brush, for Alfred Bester’s story “The Devil’s Invention” (p. 141)

Astounding Science Fiction – July, 1950 [Featuring an essay on the filming of “Destination Moon”, by Robert A. Heinlein]

Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Frank McCormack’s story “Skin Deep” (p. 79)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Frank McCormack’s story “Skin Deep” (p. 87)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Eric Frank Russell’s story “Exposure” (p. 107)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Eric Frank Russell’s story “Exposure” (p. 120)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Cyril M. Kornbluth’s story “The Little Black Bag” (p. 132)

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Illustration by Edward Cartier, for Cyril M. Kornbluth’s story “The Little Black Bag” (p. 147)

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

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 (Featuring “The Helping Hand”, by Poul Anderson) [Brush]

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 (Featuring “New Foundations”, by Wilmar H. Shiras) [Hubert Rogers]

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 (Featuring “The Wizard of Linn”, by A.E. van Vogt) [Hubert Rogers]

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 (Featuring “The Xi Effect”, by Philip Latham) [Chesley Bonestell]

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)