News item dated 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 image.