I’m a big fan of classic science fiction. I’ve asked The Last Question with Isaac Asimov, Braved the New World with Aldous Huxley, and scoured the harsh Dunes of Arrakis with Frank Herbert, each journey leaving me more excited for the next.
Aside from the mind-blowing new ideas it generated, another awesome facet of the Golden Age of Science Fiction was the artwork. Back when people still bought books in stores, making your cover pop was more important than ever. And science fiction of the time capitalized on the wild, ambitious content of its stories with equally wild, ambitious covers.
Instagram pages Infinite Worlds and Retro and Sci-Fi Art are dedicated to compiling the best of the era in one convenient place (with some more modern art and graphic novel splash pages thrown in for good measure). Here are some of my favorites: