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

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

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

This gallery proves Frank R. Paul still rules science fiction art

Frank R. Paul did more than almost any other artist to shape the images that light up our collective dreams. He provided the bright, eye-popping imagery for Hugo Gernsback's vision of science fiction, and his art from the 1920s still feels fresher than a lot of the stuff being created today. » 1/30/13 11:20am 1/30/13 11:20am

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

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… » 1/09/13 4:35pm 1/09/13 4:35pm