The Most Vibrant Pulp Science Fiction Art You'll See This Week

Anton Brzezinski has made a name for himself with his homages to surrealist artists like Dali, and has styled himself "the Polish Picasso." But he got his start painting giant reproductions of Frank R. Paul's classic science fiction magazine covers for Forrest E. Ackerman, with colors that burst with life. » 1/27/14 1:47pm 1/27/14 1:47pm

What's the best piece of optimistic science fiction?

Science fiction can warn us about potential disasters, and school us about the downsides of knowing too much — but a lot of the best science fiction inspires us, instead, by showing how people can solve problems and conquer ignorance. What's the most uplifting piece of optimistic science fiction you've ever seen? » 10/18/13 2:13pm 10/18/13 2:13pm

Astounding Spaceship Designs From Before The Space Age

Long before we were building spacecraft, we were dreaming of them. And some of our earliest ideas about space vehicles were pretty fanciful, or even downright bizarre. Here are the most astonishing and baffling spaceship designs from before we had spaceships. » 8/15/13 3:08pm 8/15/13 3:08pm

Alien life in our solar system, according to pulp-art legend Frank R.…

Almost fifty years after his death, Frank R. Paul remains one of the biggest names in science fiction art and pulp magazine illustration. These visions of life on moons and planets throughout our solar system (recently posted to reddit with no attribution to Paul, his work, or his impact) provide us with another… » 4/08/13 3:20pm 4/08/13 3:20pm

How Science Fiction Book Covers Moved From Cheese to High Art... and…

Over in The Atlantic, there's a great quick-and-dirty history of the science fiction book cover, courtesy of the folks at SF bookstore Singularity & Co. Starting with the pulpy artwork of artists like Frank R. Paul and others, the covers progressed into some fairly cartoony images of aliens and rocketships in the 1950s, … » 1/09/13 4:35pm 1/09/13 4:35pm