From the paperback: Uma Espia Em Orbi
“Boy meets girl – from Outer Space” by Weegee (Arthur Fellig), c. 1955, New York
A detail from the poster for Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964).
Life On Other Planets
The science fiction magazine Fantastic Adventures shows us a glimpse of life on other planets from their 1939-1940 issues. While the alien designs are quite strange, they are meant to illustrate the different conditions on each planet, like gravity and atmosphere. All the planets besides Earth are included, even Pluto, plus Io, one of Jupiter’s moons.
There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality… It’s a fiction which does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future. ARTHUR C. CLARKE