- Full Description
Together Ed and Carol Emshwiller formed a unique creative pair, inspiring each other. This collection brings together their imaginative work. Ed “Emsh” Emshwiller, was one of the premiere artists working in the science fiction field (winning five Hugo awards). He used his unique multifaceted vision of the future to also become an award winning avant-garde filmmaker and computer animation pioneer. His wife, Carol Emshwiller, won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2005, after more than 50 years of writing beautiful, jewel-like stories and witty novels.
Emsh represents the "next" generation of sci-fi illustrators. He came along in the 1950s, just as the pulps were giving way to digests, with more hip and sometimes humorous covers. From pulp interior art for Planet and Space Stories, he moved into digests and became one of the most popular cover artists, right up there with Kelly Freas.
From there he moved into paperbacks in the 1960s, and his work there is astonishingly wide and brilliant at the same time. His covers for the legendary "Ace Doubles" are among his best known work. There is scarcely a well known SF writer whose work he did not illustrate, from Philip K. Dick and Poul Anderson, to Robert Heinlein and Issac Asimov.
This covers his entire career, including a good look at his avante-garde sci-fi film making, such as Lifelines in 1960, Thanatopsis in 1962, and Relativity, 1964.
Some nudity. From the three books we are now offering on sale from Nonstop Press (Lee Brown Coye, Jack Gaughn and this), I have to say this is my personal favorite. Emsh did brilliant work. Highly detailed and imaginative, not only peopled with heroic space men, sexy space women and classic rockets and space stations, but also his wonderful interpretations of all the hard-to-illustrate themes of the sci-fi world. -Bud
- Additional Information
Item Code EMSH Publisher Nonstop Press Publish Date 2007 ISBN 9781933065083 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x9 # Pages 176pg Color Partial Color