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Look Here: Three SF covers with art by Powers, one with art by Schoenherr

Today RCN has got four freshly scanned selections from my personal archive of disintegrating SF paperback pulp for your viewing pleasure:

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I don’t know much about John Schoenherr’s career in illustration, but I must say, Schoenherr’s painting for the 1961 Ace edition of Brunner’s Meeting at Infinity is a surreal stunner that even the universally acknowledged king of surreal SF cover art himself, Richard Powers, must have envied when he first laid eyes on it. For a minute or two. Maybe.

To view all of the scans of covers with art by Richard Powers that I’ve posted here at RCN, click here. And don’t forget to click the “Older posts” link when you get to the bottom of the page.

Keywords: The Star Dwellers, The High Crusade, A Far Sunset, Meeting at Infinity.

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Look Here: Nine more SF covers with art by Richard Powers

Once again, RCN presents an assortment of vintage paperback covers scanned from my very own collection of SF “classics”:

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To view all of the paperbacks with cover art by Richard Powers that I’ve posted so far, click here.

Keywords: Outpost Mars, Earthlight, The City and the Stars, Reach for Tomorrow, Odd John, Assignment to Nowhere, Trader to the Stars, The Trouble Twisters, Homeward and Beyond.

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Look Here: Ten SF paperbacks, 1958 to 1977, with cover art by Richard Powers

From my own library:

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To view all of the paperbacks with cover art by Richard Powers that I’ve posted so far, click here.

Keywords: The Skylark of Space, The Worlds of Clifford Simak, Creatures of the Abyss, Beyond the Barrier, Impact-20, Galactic Odyssey, The Glory that Was, Out of Their Minds, The Future Now.

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Look Here: Three early 1970s SF paperbacks, with cover art by Richard Powers

From my personal collection of crumbling mass-market paperbacks:

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Click here to view all of the covers with art by Richard Powers that I’ve posted so far.

Keywords: The High Destiny, Inside, The Mountains of the Sun.

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Look Here: Three more SF paperbacks with cover art by Richard Powers

As the title of this post says, here are three more SF covers with art by Richard Powers, scanned by yours truly from my own Private Idaho of brittle old paperbacks.

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Click here to view all of the covers with art by Richard Powers that I’ve scanned and posted so far.

Keywords: A Mirror for Observers, The Greks Bring Gifts, The Spacejacks.

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Interlude: “Powers” by Andy Partridge

Promotional film for Andy Partridge’s album, Powers: 12 Sound Pieces Inspired by the Art of Richard M. Powers, which was released on Partridge’s Apehouse label in early 2010, was available as a limited-edition CD, and is available now only as a digital download:

Designed to look like a worn SF pulp paperback, the cover of the limited-edition CD incorporates a painting by former XTC front-man Andy Partridge intended as an homage to the classic Powers style:

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Look Here: Two SF covers, with art by Richard Powers

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When I saw that second cover with the raggedly applied paint, the swooping linear accents, and the colourful little shapes fluttering along the edges of the forms, I immediately was reminded of certain works by Bill Sienkiewicz and by his teacher/mentor, Barron Storey. Like this well-known cover, for instance:

But would either Sienkiewicz or Storey recognize Powers as an influence? I have no idea…

BONUS LINK:

The Powers Compendium — the images are tiny, but there sure are a lot of them! I see that the Compendium site also includes that same little scan of the wraparound Brain Wave cover.

Keywords: Brain Wave, The Planet of the Blind, Stray Toasters.