Don’t you just hate these awkward moments? #SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder. Art by Dick Dillin.
Category Archives: cover art
I’ve read Damon Runyon. “Terrified woman in negligee” is not an image I associate with his work.
From the early days of the UFO craze.
Look at how well they camouflage the naked guy’s naughty parts!A weird cover that’s kind of a mess.Yeah, the guy with the laboratory in his brain is way cooler! Art by Arnold Kohn.
David McCall Johnson does one of those striking covers Ballantine books went for.An old school Look, Sex Inside! cover.One from Virgil Finlay, though not his best work.And one from Frank Gruber to wrap up.#SFWApro. Rights to images remain with current holders. Images are uncredited if I didn’t list the artist.
Trump thinks Google is working for the Chinese government, based on the ironclad evidence of a discussion on Fox News.
An astronomer faked a video claiming a government cover-up of our imminent destruction by a rogue planet. People believed it.
With antibiotics losing their punch, are bacteria-targeting viruses a viable alternative?
I don’t want to contradict an obvious expert but I don’t believe country music actually changes listeners DNA.
Does the Superhuman email client software have a dark side?
Holy shit, tardigrades have landed on the moon?
What happens when a tectonic plate dies?
Baking bread with 4,500 year old yeast. I soooo want to do this now.
Changes in singing styles are why stars such as Adele keep losing their voice.
Debates in the medical world over whether the New England Journal of Medicine is on the wrong track.
Can genetic engineering save the American chestnut tree?
Has Sweden perfected recycling?
#SFWApro. Covers top to bottom by Bob Brown, Dick Dillin, Bob Brown, Lou Cameron, Ruben Moreira and Brown again, all rights to images remain with current holders.
First, by Bob Maguire
Next a great action cover by Robert Sidney Bowen.A somewhat psychedelic one by Ron Turner.This one by a Stanley Zuckerberg makes me curious about the book, though I’m not sure why.One by Earl Bergey. Nothing says Golden Age of SF like being held at gunpoint by a nightclub dancer in space.And here’s another nightclub dancer, art uncredited.And to finish up, one by Powers.#SFWApro. Rights to all images remain with current holder.
Not — the Four-Armed Men! Marie Severin improves on the original Kirby cover (this was a reprint)
My Greatest Adventure stories were mediocre, but I wish I knew why he built the super-cage, don’t you? Art by Ruben Moreira.
DC war comics did a lot of these unusual angles. Art by Jerry Grandenetti.
A funny animal cover by Sheldon Mayer.And a Kirby monster cover to wrap up with.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.
Once again, a mix of visuals and interesting links.
A thought experiment suggests at least one of quantum mechanics’ principles (the theory is universal; it’s consistent; and two contradictory facts cannot both be true) are wrong.
“Someone I was dating asked me if I could reschedule my period so it didn’t coincide with his birthday.” A look at things too many men don’t know about women’s bodies.
How worried should we be about facial recognition software?
Andrew Wiles cracked Fermat’s last theorem. He almost blew it.
Researchers look at black genes to explain racial differences when they should be focused on black lives.
“Most people struggle with the idea that medicine is all about probability.” A look at why a lot of what doctors do to treat us doesn’t make a difference.
#SFWApro. All covers by Gil Kane, rights to covers remain with current holder.
So it’s covers! For starters Bob Pepper’s cover for Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast.
Naturally when the troops came ashore in Normandy, they found women crouching at their feet.
I don’t think “gay masters” conjures up the image the cover text was originally going for.
I don’t think we see enough lavender horrors in specfic. Cover by Robert Gibson Jones.
And this one by Milton Luros comes from the school of “sexy astronaut” cover women.
#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder. Top two covers are uncredited.
Once again, a mix of science links with DC science fiction comics covers.
The many worlds theory of quantum mechanics says every quantum action creates a new universe. Philip Ball sees some problems with this. Researcher Heinrich Pas argues that all these universes are just faces of an underlying quantum reality.
Turns out blockchains aren’t unhackable.
The struggle to preserve Stonehenge.
Why so many new transportation ideas founder because of tunnels.
Blogs and media threw a lot of attention at a study that claimed women had better orgasms with rich men. The later retraction by the authors? Not so much coverage.
Paleontologists claim to have discovered a major site that captures the day the dinosaurs died. National Geographic on what it means and why there are skeptics.
#SFWApro. All rights to covers remain with current holders. Covers top to bottom by J. Winslow Mortimer, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Murphy Anderson, Anderson again and Gil Kane.
So I’ll mark it with these images from Michael Moorcock’s Swords trilogy with its themes of Order vs. Chaos. Details of the personal chaos in this afternoon’s post.
Bob Haberfield did the art. I found these on a visit to England in my tweens and was instantly captivated by the weirdly alien imagery. I still am (if I didn’t have so much to read, I’d whip them out right now).
#SFWApro. All rights to cover images remains with current holders.
So when I set my last two posts to publish, I set them both to Tuesday (I think I did that while I was exhausted from Trixie’s diarrhea). So in lieu of actually writing a post, here’s some Virgil Finlay art.
First a cover:
Next an image from Merritt’s Ship of Ishtar
And one from Face in the Abyss (Merritt again)
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