Friday, June 9, 2023

Wonders of Space Travel (1954)


I have not blogged about this pamphlet since 2010 so here is a more complete scan. Wonders of Space Travel was a pamphlet that came enclosed in the May 8th issue of Lion Weekly (#116) in 1954.

Lion Weekly was a magazine for children with comics and stories. (from Wikipedia It ran from 1952-1974. Evidently once in a while they would have extra booklets as part of the magazine.

I am fascinated with children's non-fiction about spaceflight. I especially like these early efforts where children were told and shown their brave new future. 

Many of the illustrations (Bonestell, Klep, Freeman) were from the Collier's Magazine series of articles about space flight so that may be why they are familiar. There are also a couple of images from R.A. Smith illustrations in a British publication.

1 comment:

  1. I'v e sent the link out to a bunch of people and to , a science fictional news blog.