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SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACT EXHIBIT

GALLERY OF SCIENCE FICTION PULP MAGAZINE COVER TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE FICTION PULP COVER PHOTO

DISCUSSION

Space concepts depicted on the cover art of the "pulps" of the 1930s and 1940s often proved prophetic. From the experience of the 1990s, a review of the pulp cover art frequently exhibits scientific inaccuracies. Click on the below listed covers for a discussion of aspects of each cover which are either prophetic or inaccurate.


Life On Mercury Pulp Cover

Captain Future Pulp Cover

Wonder Stories Pulp Cover

Astounding Stories of Super-Science Cover

Amazing Stories Pulp Cover


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Last modified: Wednesday, 30-Nov-04 09:15:00 PM CDT

Author: Jerry Woodfill / NASA, Mail Code ER7, jared.woodfill1@jsc.nasa.gov

Curator: Cecilia Breigh, NASA JSC ER7

Responsible Official: Andre Sylvester, NASA JSC ER7

Automation, Robotics and Simulation Division, Walter W. Guy, Chief.

Picture of the logo of NASA Johnson Space Center's Automation, Robotics, and 
Simulation Division.  The logo depicts a robot extended arm and hand.  The robotic 
hand holds Mars in its grasp.