14 June 2017
Less than four months after our slightly bemused
announcement that the SF Encyclopedia Picture
Gallery had more than 17,000 cover images, the total has now passed
18,000. By popular demand the
18,000th image is the title page of a rip-snorting space opera
from the golden age of 1656, by pulp master Athanasius Kircher.
As before, these scans have mostly been uploaded by Roger Robinson, drawing on the editors'
collections and (with permission) several online archives which are
credited in "About the Gallery" below. The total of 18,000+ images
does not include a further 700+ alternative views, typically
showing wraparound jacket art in addition to the usual front-cover