From the back cover: By the 1930s and 40s, the Golden Age of Pulp Science Fiction was in full swing, with magazines like Astounding Stories, Startling, Thrilling Wonder, and Planet, competing for the attention of an increasingly discerning audience. Asimov. Bradbury. Heinlein. Many of the giants of science fiction began their careers within the pages of these pulp magazines.
From the start, pulp sci-fi cover artists took on the challenge of visually realizing the stories within. They answered with dramatic scenes of space travel and technological marvels both good and evil, along with that quintessential SF staple: Babes and BEMs (bug-eyed monsters).
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