CHRIS FOSS - Hardware: The Definitive SF Works Of Chris Foss (Special Edition)

The Book:

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.

Features a limited edition-case book with an exclusive 8-page cover gallery and a bound-in signature sheet in a unique printed polypropylene slipcase.

Variant printed case featuring –

Front: Icebergs in Space

Back (clockwise from top left): Marshall Amplifiers Calendar, All the Sounds of Fear, Cities in Flight Omnibus, Now Wait For Last Year.

Spec details: 310mm x 240mm self-cover hardback, 248pp, including exclusive 8-page cover gallery, 157gsm Chinese matte art, case bound, sewn, flatback, black head & tailbands, matt laminated 4-colour book case with spot UV and 5th colour silver. Collated with print in envelope to back, inserted into slipcase and individually shrink-wrapped with 4-colour A6 contents sheet printed on 128gsm gloss art inserted between slipcase and shrink-wrap to the back.

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