Here’s an intriguing article on new wave science fiction of the 60s and its impact:
“Science fiction finally gave up childish things in the 1960s. But like many adolescents, it only grew up because the ugly real world intruded on its immature fantasies.
Let’s put a measuring tape to it. In the summer of 1957, just a few weeks before the launch of the first Sputnik space satellite, some 23 science fiction magazines were operating in the United States. By the end of 1960, only six remained. During a period of just 28 months, fifteen sci-fi magazines disappeared from the magazine racks.
This truly was an amazing story, astounding even, but did not get reported in the pages of Amazing Stories and Astounding Stories—two of the survivors.”
The above image: Norman Adams’ 1971 cover for little-known new wave author David R Bunch’s Moderan.
“ I expect nothing of man, and disown the race. The only folly is expecting what is never attained; man is most contemptible when compared with his own pretensions. It is better to laugh at man from outside the universe, than to weep for him within. ”
H.P. Lovecraft (via cottoncandycannibal)
Mixing a 20+ minute long Thunderbolt Pagoda piece this evening. This portrait of Jack Nance as Henry Spencer hangs in our control room. I painted it in 1987.
HR Giger Alien concept art.
Walter Maria Förderer, Rolf Otto and Hans Zwimpfe’s elementary school, Aesch, Switzerland, 1962
Robert Rotar (German, 1926-1999), Rotation Nr. 12, 1971. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm.