Tumblr favorite #2792: A tube girl! And a scientist! And a spaceman! And a dragon!

My original tumblr post was here. This iamge was originally posted on tumblr by Vintage Geek Problem. This is the February 1940 cover for Thrilling Wonder Stories, done by Harold V. Brown. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here.

Tumblr favorite #2706: Look out for the loathsome beast!

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was first posted on Tumblr by UDHCMH with the following explanatory text:

Super-Science Fiction, October 1959.

Cover by EMSH.

Ed Emshwiller (1925-900 was an illustrator whose work was ubiquitous in pulp science fiction magazines and paperbacks from the early 1950s to mid 1960s.

Surprisingly, he lived and worked in tract-housing suburb Levittown on Long Island–the polar opposite of the exotic, alien worlds he depicted on his canvases. He used his family and suburban neighbors as models for his otherworldly scenes.

In later life, he was a pioneer of digital animation.

The ISFDB entry for this issue (the last one in the title, sadly) is here. The image comes to us via Two-Fisted Pulp.

Tumblr favorite #2704: Eyeball

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was first posted on Tumblr by Scout’s Atomic Flash with a an original source at Flicr and the following explanatory text:

One eye viewed the room briefly before vanishing… – Startling Stories, April 1953. Illustration by Alex Schomburg for the story by Kendell Foster Crossen entitled, Halos, Inc. – a galactic parody about power and the powerful, religion and hierarchy, and the manipulation of the masses by corporate hucksters. All in the 31st century.

The ISFDB for the relevant issue of Startling Stories is here.

Tumblr favorite #2701: Hollywood could indeed learn a lot from this cover…

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My original tumblr post was here. This image was originally posted by UDHCMH with the following explanatory text:

It’s Pulp Saturday!!!

This week: Science Fiction from June 1940.

Cover by Frank R. Paul, best known for his 1920s covers for Amazing and long-running life-on-other-worlds series for that magazine. He helped create much of the iconography of science fiction.

Hollywood could learn a lot from this pulp cover. We need more movies about heroes rescuing babes tied up on giant Bunsen burners at a congress of diaper-wearing, blond-bearded, cyclops frogs as volcanoes rumble in the distance. Now that’s entertainment!

That is indeed entertainment. The ISFDB entry for this issue is here. The image comes to us via Two-Fisted Pulp.

Tumblr favorite #2700: Beware the fishman

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My original tumblr post was here. This image is the cover of the Winter 1945 edition of Planet Stories. The ISFDB entry for the issue is here and provides the same cover in slightly less washed-out color.

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The cover painting was by an artist named Harry Lemon Parkhusrt.