Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss - Artist's Signed & Numbered Limited Edition with an Original Color Drawing



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The Special Edition was limited to 500 signed & numbered copies. Of those, the first 100 of those copies were sold directly by Chris Foss as an ultra-limited edition with an additional item: an original and unique piece of Chris Foss art.

From Foss' website:

The Limited edition of 100 has all the elements included in the Special Edition plus, an original and unique piece of Chris Foss art, created, signed and individually titled by Chris.

This is copy #94/100 of the limited edition signed by Foss and includes a hand drawn and colored drawing signed by Foss; this original drawing is titled "Trader's Moon."

From the publisher:

Foss's groundbreaking and distinctive science fiction art revolutionized paperback covers in the 1970s and 80s.

Dramatically raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science fiction art and cinema.

Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. ‘Doc' Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and film design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, this volume brings together many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before. This is the first comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss's sci-fi career.

The limited edition features:

The book with variant front and back covers, an exclusive 8-page thumbnail gallery of Foss covers, and a bound-in signature sheet. An exclusive signed Chris Foss print in a presentation envelope. In a unique polypropylene slipcase printed with F logo, which aligns with the watermark F logo on the book cover.

Signature Sheet: printed 2-colour (metallic silver, black) on 150gsm matte art paper, bound in, individually hand-numbered, signed by Chris Foss, featuring an exclusive Foss ship concept design image.

Limited Edition Print:

A signed original print of the cover art for Perry Rhodan 2: The Radiant Dome (also referred to as Foss's 2001-inspired ship). 300 x 230mm, printed 4-colour plus 5th colour silver on 310gsm matte art board. This print comes in an envelope. This print is limited to 500 copies.

Here is a flip-thru of the regular edition, courtesy of www.this-is-cool.co.uk:


Chris Foss
Chris Foss, Rian Hughes

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine translucent slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap
#94 of 100 numbered copies signed by the artist


Foss, Rian Hughes

Publishing Information

Titan Books

Physical Description

12.75 inches
10 inches
248 pages
pictorial boards