Obituary: H. R. Giger

Swiss artist H. R. Giger (b.1940) died on May 12. Giger was a surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer, perhaps best known for his design of the creature from Alien. Known for a dark, Gothic style, he published the books Necronomicon and Necronomicon II and had his work appear in Omni and many other places. He was hired by Alejandro Jodorowsky to help with the design of Jodorowsky’s failed effort to bring Dune to the screen. There is a museum devoted to Giger’s works in Gruyères and he was elected to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.

SF Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame have been announced. The Hall of Fame is now part of the Icons of Science Fiction exhibit at the Experience Music Project Museum.

  • Davie Bowie
  • H.R. Giger
  • Judith Merril
  • Joanna Russ
  • J.R.R. Tolkien

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