Friday, December 14, 2018

The Junior Argus November 19 (1954)

As far as I can tell The Junior Argus was a juvenile newspaper published in Australia. I happen to like this particular issue for its Chesley Bonestell painting and interesting text. The section began on page 21 because it was part of a larger paper (The Argus) and distributed with it on Fridays and this was the "children's" section. I like the breathless writing style.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Machine (1959)

I think this is a children's mechanical engineering encyclopedia.  It has a number of very nice color futuristic illustrations.

Machine. Moscow. 510 p.  27 cm. 1959

 A short article about Sputniks

 Massive construction equipment

 This looks like an electromagnetic launch system.

 In the future there will be giant bridges
 Robot classrooms
 Huge trains that cross the country

and  tiny robots that will help children "Dream of Space."

Friday, November 30, 2018

Astrobiology (life on other planets) (1953)

I have translated this 66 page Russian title as "Astrobiology", that may not be close but it is about life on this planet and on other worlds. Not many internal illustrations but the beautiful cover (Mars?) is worth sharing.

 There is a lot in this illustration with both the taxonomy of life and the planets of our solar system.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Lion Annual 1957 and 1958

Still showing Lion Annuals. This week it is 1957 and 1958. These annuals had great covers and occasionally some nice non-fiction space content. This nice two page "When We Reach the Moon" is from the 1957 annual:

 I am afraid the 1958 Annual did not have any similar content, but I love this cover and the exotic vehicle!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Lion Annual 1955 and 1956

The 1955 Lion Annual doesn't have any space flight content but still has a nice cover

The 1956 Lion Annual has a nice two page illustrated spread on "Wonders of Outer Space" we will find: