Monday, September 21, 2009

Planet of Dreams

"A Case of Conscience" by Ken Fagg

Planet of Dreams by James McKimmey (If Worlds of Science Fiction, September 1953)

"The climate was perfect, the sky was always blue, and—best of all—nobody had to work. What more could anyone want?"

Cover by Ed Emshwiller

The Carnivore by G. A. Morris (Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1953)

"Why were they apologetic? It wasn't their fault that they came to Earth much too late."


Robert Saint John said...

I've been really quiet and bus, but I wanted to say how much I've appreciated these glimpses at the old magazines. Asimov is one of my favorites and I love "The Caves of Steel". Quite a treat to see this cover, another look at the future I was promised but didn't get :)

Barking Alien said...

I too am a big fan of 'Caves of Steel' and I think I actually had that issue of Galaxy.

I had at one time been given a box of old sci-fi novels and magazines by an older cousin and that cover looks incredibly familiar.

Jerry Cornelius said...

Glad you guys are enjoying them. I love these old cover illustrations, too. Especially those old Ace doubles. They can be great inspiration for SFRPG scenarios.