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Hannes Bok(1914-1964)
Hannes Bok is a pseudonym of Wayne Woodard. He was an American artist, illustrator, and amateur astrologer. He painted covers and illustrations for many science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, calendars, and books. Bok was the first artist to win a Hugo Award. View some of Hannes Bok’s artwork at The American Art Archives.



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The Black Wheel: A must for all Merritt completists

The Black Wheel by Abraham Merritt & Hannes Bok

When Abraham Merritt died of a heart attack on August 21, 1943, at the age of 59, the world lost one of the greatest writers of adventure fantasy of all time. He left behind a number of novels in various stages of completion, including the first quarter of The Black Wheel. Hannes Bok, an artist and illustrator who did almost 150 covers for assorted pulp magazines,


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Beyond the Golden Stair: Better as a novella

Beyond the Golden Stair by Hannes Bok

Hannes Bokwas the pseudonym of Wayne Francis Woodward, a science fiction and fantasy illustrator and artist who also wrote. In 1948, Bok published a 35,000-word novella called “The Blue Flamingo” in Startling Stories. For decades, rumors circled the science fiction community that “The Blue Flamingo” was an excerpt from a larger novel. In 1970, after Bok’s death, Lin Carter found the manuscript and published it as Beyond the Golden Stair.

In his foreword,


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