LIFE Magazine's website recently posted a fascinating gallery of 40+ fantasy and sci-fi magazine covers from the 40s and 50s. Featuring titles like Weird, Imagination, Science Fiction Quarterly, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, and Startling Stories, the gallery is a non-stop barrage of jaw-dropping images and all-too-brief teases of fantastic-sounding short stories.
As I clicked through the gallery, I was struck by a number of questions. Who were The Sedulous Apes? Why is a giant green disembodied head staring at a weeping naked man? Did this lady escape becoming a Slave To The Metal Horde? Couldn't this couple have come up with a more practical method of transportation? And perhaps most importantly, where can I read the short story that won the contest pictured in the image at the top of this post? I'd pay dearly to read a story written around that picture.
Thanks to Boing Boing for pointing me toward this gallery.