American Illustrations


29 pioneering artists: 80 years of published science fiction


These science fiction, adventure and fantasy illustrations appeared on the covers of timeless novels such as the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs and classic pulp magazines from the 1930s through 1960s, such as Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories. Cover artwork for hardcover and paperback books by Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert Heinlein among other authors are also featured.

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Oblivion Quest

Hannes Bok (1914-1964) 1951 Pen and ink on paper 15 x 18.5" A.2.7 Originally appeared in Super Science Stories magazine for Oblivion Quest written by Wilbur S. Peacock, Fictioneers, Inc., June 1951. "On a blasted, dying Earth they molded Man's yesterdays- Three inhuman creatures, whose only tie to humanity was a deathless hatred for those who gave them birth!" -Super Science Stories describes Oblivion Quest

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