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The Cover Artist Who Combined "Sense Of Humor" And "Sense of Wonder"

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Ed Emshwiller was one of the all-time great cover artists of science fiction and fantasy. And over at Geeky Nerf Herder, there's an absolutely eye-popping collection of his book and magazine cover art. Including a surprisingly large number of "Santa Claus in space" images.

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Check out a few of our favorites below — but tons more back at Geeky Nerf Herder.

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DISCUSSION

The Stars My Destination — good Alfred Bester story. Bester also wrote the original Green Lantern oath — "In brightest day, in darkest night..."

The audiobook is up on YouTube.