Unknown – October, 1939 (Featuring “Sinister Barrier”, by Eric Frank Russell) [Harold Winfield Scott]

(Cover from “Black Gate – Adventures in Fantasy Literature” – Post by Matthew Wuertz of July 5, 2015)

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All illustrations by Edward Cartier…

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Galaxy Science Fiction Novel Number 1 [David Stone]

Beyond Fantasy Fiction – July, 1953 [Richard Powers]

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The first issue of Horace Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction featured cover art from the stylistically unique and extraordinarily imaginative Richard Powers.  Typical of much of Powers’ work, the finished painting features a variety of organic elements combined with arbitrarily curved, streamlined, ostensibly mechanical objects.  Akin to many of his works, the recognizable “human” form is kept to a minimum, in terms of size and prominence: In this example, the only human being is in the diminutive form of a woman exiting the scene, at the lower left.  An upraised human hand, visible through a doorway, adds an air of mystery and symbolism – of what? – to the scene. 

For another example of Powers’ work, see this post