Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Illustrations of the Displacer Beast from 1939

Illustrations from 1939 of the Coeurl, the original inspiration for the Displacer Beast (2e MM pic here, 3.x MM pic here), at Monster Brains today.

The Coeurl is from A.E. Van Vogt's story, "Black Destroyer."


  1. Really interesting.
    I've read Vogt's Wizard of Linn, but nothing else by him (failing to complete his prequel, Empire of the Atom). I may have to give this a try.


    Beautiful avatar, by the way. :)

  2. I've actually never read the Wizard of Linn, so I have some reading to do myself. There never seems to be enough time -- I'm always playing catch up on classic fantasy and sci fi.

    Glad you like the avatar! It's a Stephen Fabian illustration from GAZ 5: "The Elves of Alfheim." Fabian has long been a favorite of mine, especially his black and white work.

  3. I thought it was Fabian!
    Thanks for subscribing to my blog. :D

  4. Good eye. And you're welcome, of course -- I'm always looking for interesting blogs to add to the ol' blogroll!