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Full Note for Publication Series: Winston Science Fiction

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Note: From Wikipedia: "The Winston Science Fiction set comprises 35 science fiction juvenile novels by famous science fiction authors such as Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Bova, and Lester del Rey, one anthology, and one non-fiction book Rockets through Space: The Story of Man's Preparations to Explore the Universe by del Rey which details the factual science and technology of rocket flight. The set was published by The John C. Winston Company between 1952 and 1960, then by Holt, Rinehart & Winston until 1961. The dust jackets feature classic science fiction illustrations by artists like Hugo Award winners Ed Emshwiller and Virgil Finlay along with Hugo nominees like Mel Hunter and Alex Schomburg". The books were not explicitly numbered; numbers have been assigned based on the order of publication taken from Wikipedia.
  • Cover Artwork: Many of these volumes had wraparound artwork which included the Spine as print area for the illustration.
  • Endpaper Artwork: Most (if not all) of these volumes had the same two page end paper/end pages artwork by Alex Schomburg. (Signature appears below the six-armed, one-eyed robot on the left hand page)
  • Binding Artwork: Some of these volumes had printed boards which replicated (in line art, not full color) the original cover artwork. Some later reprintings by the combined Holt, Rinehart, Winston Co. only have the rocket on the front board, and the title in the same script font.
  • Color Bar: Most of these volumes had a defined color-bar at the top or bottom of the dust jacket Front and Spine, with "A Science Fiction Novel" and "Winston" on the spine. (Only the last few volumes published had the banner at the top instead of the bottom).
  • Stylistic Script: Most of these volume had the title displayed in the same 'sweeping' font/script on the dust jacket and presumably the printed boards.
  • Logo: On the spine of every dust jacket, and imprinted on the book itself was the 'Science Fiction' logo.
  • Artists: Alex Schomburg was primary among the cover artists for this series. Not only did he create the end-papers used throughout the series, he also painted 18 of the 37 different covers.
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