September 21, 2016
art, books, eschatology, fantasy, gift guide, happy mutants, Post, pulps, retro, science fiction, Uncategorized
Gorgeous pulp-fiction editions of Gaiman’s Anansi Boys, Neverwhere and American Gods / Boing Boing
Now there are three: Neil Gaiman’s best-loved novels are being re-released with gorgeous pulp covers; back in August, it was American Gods, in a month you’ll be able to marry it up with the stupendous Anansi Boys, to be followed in November by Neverwhere (painted by Robert E McGinnis, lettering …
August 1, 2016
books, futurism, gernsback continuum, happy mutants, literature, Old school, Post, pulps, science fiction, Uncategorized
When Hugo “Award” Gernsback launched Volume 1, Number 1 of Amazing Stories in April, 1926, he created the first magazine in the world solely devoted to science fiction stories: on the magazine’s editorial page, Gernsback laid out his vision for the genre.
Gernsback’s “scientifiction” (his coinage, later supplanted by variants like “science fiction” and “sci-fi”) traced its roots to Edgar Allen Poe, …