Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss - Signed & Numbered Special Edition



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Out of print in all editions. This Signed & Numbered Special Edition is limited to 500 copies. Mint in original shrinkwrap.

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 an exclusive 8-page cover gallery and a bound-in signature sheet in a unique printed polypropylene slipcase.

Variant covers featuring --

On the Front: Icebergs in Space

On the Back: Marshall Amplifiers Calendar, All the Sounds of Fear, Cities in Flight Omnibus, Now Wait For Last Year.

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:

The book also contains 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
One of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist


Foss, Rian Hughes

Publishing Information

Titan Books

Physical Description

12.75 inches
10 inches
248 pages
pictorial boards