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No.  Issue Date  Cover Artist  Comments
300  1976 MAY  Hardy, David  2nd of his Bhen the Green Alien series of covers; depicts Bhen riding in the moon buggy that the astronauts left behind on the moon; Hardy has book, Visions of Space: An Artist's Journey Through the Cosmos(1990)
301  1976 JUN  Hardy, David  see p.129, depicts "the sole occupant of a scout ship (who) has managed to escape (crash landing) on a planet of the binary star VV Cephei"; art also used for German mag. Delta cover; has book The Fires Within: Volcanoes on Earth and Other Planets(1991)
302  1976 JUL  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "The Anvil of Jove" by Gregory Benford & Gordon Eklund; Sternbach's 1st pub. art was in ANA 1973 OCT; he W-1977-1978 HUG, & N-1975-1976, for Best Professional Artist; also did F&SF covers as Richard Sternbach
303  1976 AUG  Bear, Greg  (1951- ) depicts an astronaut pulling a wagon full of samples on the surface of a moon or planet, & coming across a yin-yang artifact; Bear's only cover for F&SF, he also did the covers for Fantasy Reader #6 1975, & GAL 1977 APR; also a famous sf writer
304  1976 SEP  Hardy, David  3rd of his Bhen the Green Alien series of covers; depicts Bhen riding on the Pioneer II spacecraft; painting titled "Hitch on Pioneer II"; see Hardy's website at, which gives an overview of his life & his artwork
305  1976 OCT  Bonestell, Chesley  painting titled "Mariner 10 Approaching Mercury"
306  1976 NOV  Emsh, Ed  Special Damon Knight Issue; depicts Damon Knight amidst a flurry of sheets of written words
307  1976 DEC  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "Ghost of a Crown" by Sterling E. Lanier
308  1977 JAN  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "The Pale Brown Thing" by Fritz Leiber
309  1977 FEB  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "In the Hall of the Martian Kings" by John Varley; Sternbach worked for Disney before going to Hollywood to work on a Star Trek film, & on Carl Sagan's Cosmos series; he was a founder in 1976 of the Assoc. of Science Fiction/Fantasy Artists(ASFA)
310  1977 MAR  Schomburg, Alex  cover illustrates "Twilight Reign" by Gerald Pearce; after a chance meeting with Hugo Gernsback in 1925, he did covers for Gernsback's earliest mags., Science & Invention, Electrical Experimenter, & Radio Craft!; Schomburg N-1962 HUG, for Best Professional Artist
311  1977 APR  Palladini, David  (1946- ) cover illustrates "The Hundredth Dove" by Jane Yolen; Palladini did 2 F&SF covers; he has painted tarot card decks, 1st in 1970 The Aquarian Tarot, & book F.D. Graves: The Windows of Tarot(1973); cover illustrates Yolen: The Hundredth Dove and Other Tales(1976)
312  1977 MAY  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "The Big Fans" by Keith Roberts; Hardy was President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists(IAAA) from 1996-2000; see the IAAA's website at
313  1977 JUN  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "The Star Eel" by Robert F. Young; Sternbach works mainly with the air brush, but also uses ordinary brushes; see his entry in Robert Weinberg: A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists(1988)
314  1977 JUL  Freas, Kelly  Special Harlan Ellison Issue, depicts Harlan Ellison in the midst of 20 midget characters from his stories; Freas, etal, have a Marvel graphic novel, Open Space(1989 Mid-December); see his interview in LOC 2001 MAR(#482)
315  1977 AUG  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "A Snark in the Night" by Gregory Benford; Sternbach won an Emmy in 1980 for his work on Carl Sagan's documentary science series, Cosmos(Di Fate); has book with Michael Okuda, Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual(1991)
316  1977 SEP  Dixon, Don  depicts a bleak landscape illuminated by a single star; Dixon has nf book Universe(1981), which describes the history of the universe thru the Voyager missions, incl. NASA images & the author's paintings; has website; member of IAAA
317  1977 OCT  Bonestell, Chesley  depicts a spacecraft flyby of Saturn
318  1977 NOV  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "Wolfhead" by Charles L. Harness; see his book Hardyware: The Art of David A. Hardy(2001), which follows "Hardy's development as an artist before & during the early days of space travel"(Karen Haber, in LOC 2001 NOV)
319  1977 DEC  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "Assassins" by Ron Goulart
320  1978 JAN  Hardy, David  4th of his Bhen the Green Alien series of covers; depicts Bhen making a snow alien & snowball on a moon of Uranus; see letter from a 12-year old boy in 1978 AUG; cover redone for 1979 APR issue with ring around Uranus & minus Bhen
321  1978 FEB  Campanile, Dario  cover illustrates "Stone" by Edward Bryant; the story was inspired by the cover painting; many major art galeries & sellers have websites that display his art, incl., &
322  1978 MAR  Bonestell, Chesley  depicts a coastline with 3 pyrimidal structures, 2 dinosaurs & 1 human skeleton
323  1978 APR  Hardy, David  see p.29, Special All British Issue, cover artist is British, too; depicts a War of the Worlds scene, it is from Hardy & Moore: The New Challenge of the Stars(1977); see Hardy entry in Weinberg: A Biographical Dictionary of S. F. and Fantasy Artists(1988)
324  1978 MAY  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "King Frog" by Richard Olin; Sternbach has book, Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints(1996); he W-1976-77, & N-1975, 1979-83 LOC, for Best Professional Artist; W-1986 CHS, for Artistic Achievement
325  1978 JUN  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "Points of Contact" by Gordon Eklund; Hardy began doing book cover art in 1972, on reissues of books by Arthur C. Clarke; He has also did LP & CD cover art for music groups such as Hawkwind, Moody Blues, & Pink Floyd(Dark Side of the Moon)
326  1978 JUL  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "The Syndicated Time" by Sterling E. Lanier
327  1978 AUG  Schomburg, Alex  cover illustrates "Smasher" by Fred Saberhagen; after closing his art atudio in 1930, Schomburg worked for a NY film company, doing mag. art on the side, & covers for Timely Comics(later Marvel), for superheroes incl. Captain America, the Human Torch, etc.
328  1978 SEP  Sternbach, Rick  cover illustrates "In Alien Flesh" by Gregory Benford; Sternbach has book, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual(1998); he is a 1983 founding member of the IAAA, the International Association of Astronomical Artists
329  1978 OCT  Hardy, David  5th of his Bhen the Green Alien series of covers; depicts Bhen on the space telescope, thumbing a ride from a passing space shuttle; Hardy's artwork for F&SF, & Bhen, are discussed in his book Hardyware: The Art of David A. Hardy(2001)
330  1978 NOV  Palladini, David  cover illustrates "Brother Hart" by Jane Yolen; Palladini cover illustrates the books by Stephen King: The Eyes of the Dragon(1987), & Drs. Julia Heiman & Joseph Lopicculo: Becoming Orgasmic(1992); has book, A Year (More or Less) in Jamaica(1992)
331  1978 DEC  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "Quiet Sea" by Glen Cook; Hardy has worked with Patrick Moore, since 1957, on the longest running TV series in the U.K., still running, the monthly astronomical programme, The Sky at Night
332  1979 JAN  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "Palely Loitering" by Christopher Priest
333  1979 FEB  Emshwiller, Ed  cover illustrates "On Wings of Song" by Thomas M. Disch
334  1979 MAR  Shaw, Barclay  (1949- ) cover illustrates "Broken Stairways, Walls of Time" by Lee Killough; his 1st cover art; Shaw did 22 covers for F&SF; born in Bronxville, NY; attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT; earned a BA in philosophy of religion from Univ. of Connecticut in 1972
335  1979 APR  Hardy, David  see p.41, sequel to 1978 JAN cover, this time depicting Uranus with rings & without Bhen; Uranus was found to have rings a short time ago, which was pointed out by 12-year old Paul Jones in a 1978 AUG letter, who asked for accuracy in cover art
336  1979 MAY  Hardy, David  depicts an asteroid-turned-spaceship orbiting a planet
337  1979 JUN  Schomburg, Alex  cover illustrates "The Battle of the Abaco Reefs" by Hilbert Schenck; 1950s were Schomburg's most prolific period in sf art, doing many mag. & book covers; retired from sf art in mid-1960s when the field narrowed, returning in the 1970s
338  1979 JUL  Shaw, Barclay  cover illustrates "Jumping the Line" by Grania Davis; Shaw worked for short periods of time with New York sculptor Joseph MacDonnell, & as a woodworker in Boston for the Charles Webb Furniture Company(Weinberg)
339  1979 AUG  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "Out There Where the Big Ships Go" by Richard Cowper
340  1979 SEP  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "The Extraordinary Voyages of Amelie Bertrand" by Joanna Russ; at his website,, he says he considers this cover to be an homage to one of his favorite artists, Rene Magritte
341  1979 OCT  Bevans, Tom  30th Anniversary Issue, cover depicts past covers in circular globes in front of an outer space background with rockets blazing a "30" in the center; Bevans only cover for F&SF
342  1979 NOV  Walotsky, Ron  cover illustrates "Lord Valentine's Castle" by Robert Silverberg
343  1979 DEC  Hardy, David  see p.23, depicts a spacecraft undergoing repairs by a robot, on a planetoid near a black hole; from Hardy & Moore: The New Challenge of the Stars(1977)
344  1980 JAN  Shaw, Barclay  cover illustrates "Lord Valentine's Castle" by Robert Silverberg; Shaw returned to school in 1977 at the New England School of Art and Design, & began doing sf illustrations for an ad agency, & doing freelance photoretouching (Weinberg)
345  1980 FEB  Gaughan, Jack  cover illustrates "Fud Smee" by Freff
346  1980 MAR  Shaw, Barclay  cover illustrates "Steele Wyoming" by Ron Goulart; one of Shaw's earliest sf assignments was for a number of illustrations for Future Life magazine; in 1980 he moved to New York where he first met sf author Harlan Ellison (Weinberg)
347  1980 APR  Schomburg, Alex  cover illustrates "Dangerous Games" by Marta Randall; Schomburg was production designer for movie 2001: A Space Odyssey; see biographies of Schomburg in ANA 1978 JAN(biolog), ASI 1979 AUG(by Shawna McCarthy), & F&SF 1989 DEC(book review by Algis Budrys)
348  1980 MAY  Hardy, David  cover illustrates "The Merry Men of Methane" by Stephen Tall
349  1980 JUN  Hardy, David  6th of his Bhen the Green Alien ser. of covers; depicts Bhen riding a satellite in orbit around the Earth; Bhen was 1st conceived by Hardy & friend Anthony Naylor, & was intended to be the central character of a children's book that was never written

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