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 – 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 – December, 1942 (Featuring “The Weapon Shop”, by A.E. van Vogt) [Hubert Rogers]

“The finest energy weapons in the known universe.”

Illustration by William A. Kolliker, for A.E. Van Vogt’s story “The Weapon Shop” (p. 9)

Illustration by William A. Kolliker, for A.E. Van Vogt’s story “The Weapon Shop” (p. 22)

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Edna Mayne Hull’s story “The Flight That Failed” (p. 29)

Illustration by Charles Schneeman, for Frank Bellknap Long’s story “To Follow Knowledge” (p. 87)

Illustration by Paisilang R. Isip, for Robert Moore Williams’ story “Johnny Had a Gun” (p. 99)

Astounding Science Fiction – September, 1945 (William Timmins) [Featuring “World of [Null] A”, by A.E. van Vogt]

Illustration by Paul Orban, for “World of [Null] A”, by A.E. Van Vogt (p. 7).

Illustration by Paul Orban, for “World of [Null] A”, by A.E. Van Vogt (p. 40).

Illustration by Arthur Williams, for “Uncommon Sense”, by Hal Clement (p. 52).

Illustration by Arthur Williams, for “Uncommon Sense”, by Hal Clement (p. 59).

Illustration by Paul Orban, for “Camouflage”, by Lewis Padgett (p. 135).

Illustration by Paul Orban, for “Camouflage”, by Lewis Padgett (p. 154).

Illustration by Paul Orban, for “World of [Null] A”, by A.E. Van Vogt (p. 175).

Astounding Science Fiction – January, 1944 (William Timmins) [Featuring “Technical Error” and “Far Centaurus”]

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Hal Clement’s cover story “Technical Error” (p. 7).  (Note the resemblance of the helmets to those worn by the explorers in Ridley Scott’s 2012 film, Prometheus.)

Illustration by Paul Orban, for A.E. Van Vogt’s story “Far Centaurus” (p. 77).

Astounding Science Fiction – June, 1943 (William Timmins) [Featuring “The World Is Mine”, by Lewis Padgett]

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Edna M. Hull’s story “Competition” (p. 47)

Illustration by Paul Orban, for Edna M. Hull’s story “Competition” (p. 54)