We've been fans of Richard M. Powers' (1921 - 1996) artwork since we were kids devouring SF books at our local libraries. His artwork fed the sense of wonder generated by the stories his art graced and made the first impression before we even read a word. He is one of the pioneers of the SF & Fantasy art genre. It is a pleasure to catalogue and post his jacket paintings here for generations of fans, new and old, to enjoy.
SPACETIMEWARP: PAINTINGS by R.M. Powers. The 16 full-color color plates shown below were published by Nelson Doubleday in 1983 in a folio titled "Spacetimewarp: Paintings." Each plate measures 10 3/4 inches x 13 3/4 inches, unfortunately too large to fit onto our scanner in their entirety.
Plate One - Title: The Ur-City of fFlar
Plate Two - Title: fFlarian Aviandrogyne
Plate Three - Title: Gog-fFlar, Quasarquark of fFlar
Plate Four - Title: Ur-fFlar on the Nile, Terra, Circa March 11, 4106 B.C.
Plate Five - Title: The Game of fFlar
Plate Six - Title: The Cerebral City of fFlar
Plate Seven - Title: Confrontation in a Mutant fFlar
Plate Eight - Title: fFlar Enslaved: Darkest Period in the City's History
Plate Nine - Title: fFlarian Spacecraft Exploring a Dead Planet
Plate Ten - Title: fFlarians at the Hunt
Plate Eleven - Title: The Yeast-Tundra at the East Pole of fFlar: The Mylar Age
Plate Twelve - Title: Medieval fFlar
Plate Thirteen - Title: The City of fFlar: Blue Period, An Age of Robots
Plate Fourteen - Title: Space Prison of fFlar
Plate Fifteen - Title: The Corpus of the Ur-Hero
Plate Sixteen - Title: The Death and Disfiguration of fFlar: The End of Time