The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, June 8, 2007


I just came across these Alex Schomburg illustrated endpapers on two science fiction titles from the John C. Winston Company (c 1950). Both books were by Milton Lesser but I assume these were endpapers for the entire Winston juvenile sf series.

and bigger here.

Are those great or what? You got your giant robot, a rocket, flying saucers, deep-sea diving, blown-up cities, Fu Man Ming the Merciless, a jet-pack equipped astronaut...

Yeah, I feel the same way.

There's a reason that a wise man once said "The golden age of science fiction is twelve".


Bobby said...

those are fabulous! i enjoy the photos of your weekly book acquisitions - keep up the good work :)

William Smith said...

Thanks Bobby. It's fun to share them.