Friday, February 4, 2011

The Monsters of German Postwar Science Fiction


For your Friday viewing pleasure: io9 has a photostream of German science-fiction magazine covers from the early postwar era, focusing on the fanciful monsters portrayed by Terra magazine's artists.

The occasion for io9's posting these is apropos of what, I don't know. But it's an amusing trip back to a long time ago. The appropriately titled Monster Brains blog has even more (and bigger) scans of old Terra monster/SF covers.

And if you enjoy stepping into the Teutonic way-back machine, Dieter von Reeken has a gallery of covers from another old German SF magazine, Utopia. More spaceman- than monster-focused (see example, left), Utopia nonetheless sported some very classic covers of its own. There's also a larger collection of Utopia covers in the Retro Futurism community.

And, finally, check out Flickr user Paul's collection of classic German (and some non-German) SF magazine covers.

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