Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WAR AND SPACE is here!

NESFA Press, the publishing imprint of the New England Science Fiction Association, has just released WAR AND SPACE: SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF LESTER DEL REY, VOL. 1. The book is the first of a two-volume hardcover set of the best of Del Rey’s short stories. The book was edited by Steven H. Silver and designed by Alice N.S. Lewis. The cover art is by me. :)

Del Rey was a seminal science fiction author and editor in the 1930’s through the 50’s. His short stories appeared in many of the leading sf magazines of the era, including John W. Campbell’s ASTOUNDING STORIES. Along with Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton, Campbell was one of a handful of early sf writers who also wrote stories targeted toward adolescent readers. He was awarded the 1990 Grand Master Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.

He and his wife Judy-Lynn Del Rey co-edited a line of books within the Ballantine publishing umbrella, and this imprint became what is known as Del Rey Books, one of the leading science fiction/fantasy publishing imprints in America.

I'm scheduled to do the cover art for the second volume of this collection, and NESFA Press will release it next year.


Blogger ces said...

Nice cover!

10:35 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Christine! Much appreciated! :)

10:42 AM  

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