Science Fiction December 1939 (Frank R. Paul)

The good news is that this cover was painted by Frank R. Paul, the brilliant artist responsible for the look of the early Amazing Stories and for shaping in many readers’ minds the “look” of the future as they imagined it in the 1920s and 30s. The bad news is that the cover story really is titled “Planet of the Knob Heads.” Stanton A. Coblentz, what were you thinking? Other interesting items between the covers are an article on the development of television and another on fandom that mentions Forrest Ackerman and the first World Science Fiction Convention. Cool stuff.

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Filed under 1930s Art, Pulp Covers, Pulp Fiction, Science Fiction

2 responses to “Science Fiction December 1939 (Frank R. Paul)

  1. I read a book by Coblentz when I was a kid called Hidden World. I remember really enjoying it. I read a lot as a kid but I wish I had read more of this old pulp when I could have really enjoyed it. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-khQUhHcK8d0/TbxHTSkyB9I/AAAAAAAADHA/QYRL-0eGHKo/s1600/2555473085_1c8be81f9e.jpg

  2. Pingback: Hidden World by Stanton A Coblentz (Airmont SF6 – 1964) | Vintage (and not so vintage) Paperbacks

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