Frank Kelly Freas was the best scifi artist who ever lived. That's what I say and I'm sticking to it. There have been illustrators who have done better aliens and more realistic spaceships and more convincing planets and just possibly sexier heroines (though I'm not so sure about that). But just as Frank R. Paul was…
Classic scifi cover illustrator Frank Kelly Freas created iconic alien landscapes and creatures for many of the most popular stories of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. This is the 1973 cover for DAW Books' Testament XXI by Guy Snyder.
The coolest thing about the cover artwork for Queen's 1977 album News of the World was that it was inspired by a cover from the October 1953 edition of Astounding Science Fiction magazine (later called Analog). The caption for the image was "Please... fix it, Daddy?"