Monday, August 29, 2011

Pulp Planet Maps

Tired of NASA harshing your pulp buzz with "real" images of the solar system?  Well, Edmond "World-Wrecker" Hamilton has got what you need.  Here are some maps of some familiar worlds from his Captain Future series as presented in An Atlas of Fantasy

Leave your so-called "reality-based" planetary science at home, and make sure your rocket has the approriate sheen:






11 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

These maps are great. Much. much better than NASA.

Dariel Quiogue said...

Coolness! I seem to remember seeing maps for Leigh Brackett's Mars and Venus somewhere on the net also. Best place names I've ever seen - like the Sea of Morning Opals on Venus!

Matt said...

Mercurii in the NOD cosmology is split between elemental fire and cold with the temperate zone in the middle. Within the temperate zone is Garde, a pleasant valley protected by walls guarded by angels and einheriar against the demons who created the fire and ice zones.

Trey said...

@Daniel - There is a map of Brackett's Mars in Atlas of Fantasy and there was one in Best of Leigh Brackett. I'm not sure about the Venus map. You're right about her place-names when she stays away from Celtic myths thefts.

@Matt - that sounds really cool! Any chance of a post on that stuff?

Theodric the Obscure said...

Agreed! And, oh, how I love me some Leigh Brackett. Have I tried to sell folks on Paizo's Planet Stories lately? I discovered I like early Silverberg a lot more than his later stuff through PS, and they have two more pulpy Silverbergs following the last one.

Trey said...

No need to sell me. :) I'm a big fan of Planet Stories. In fact, Wellman's Hok stories came just the other day.

Brackett is easily one of my favorite pulp writers.

Needles said...

Nice stuff Trey good find! Quietly steals this!

Trey said...

Only the best. ;)

Dariel Quiogue said...

I found the Best of Leigh Brackett in a used bookshop, and my wife found me Sea Kings of Mars, the Fantasy Masterworks collection of her stories. Bliss! :)

irbyz said...

Good to see those, thanks. :)

As usual, Lin Carter got in on the act, too. ^^ -- unpublished from his Mars portfolio in the late 40s (and recycled to a small degree later in published work); http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5061167174_0c889f961a_b.jpg / http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5061139536_e514536151_b.jpg

Trey said...

@Daniel - You hit the jackpot. I suggest you read Secret of Sinharat with selections of tracks from Morricone's For a Few Dollars More soundtrack, and Lalo Schifrin's Planet of Apes Television Series soundtrack. Trust me, it fits. ;)

@irbyz - Thanks. Carter's Mars novels were interesting. I admired the Brackett pastiche he was going for, but he didn't do Brackett as well as he did Burroughs. Moorcock's Brackett pastiche is better.