Exclusive: Magazine Artwork by Jack Gaughan (bare bones version)

Jack Gaughan (1930-1985), was a celebrated and prolific artist of science fiction. His work graced the covers and interiors of scores of SF books and magazines, and he was the recipient of several Hugo Awards, for Fan Artist (1967, and 1951 [awarded retrospectively in 2001]) and Professional Artist (1967, 1968, 1969). In addition to professional training at the Dayton Art Institute, he received personal tutoring from famed fantasy and science fiction illustrator Hannes Bok. He was a fan and student of science fiction for most of his life.

Many of the Berserker short stories made their first appearances in the likes of IF and Galaxy magazines. These were sometimes illustrated, and often featured Gaughan's artwork. I have received exclusive permission from Phoebe Gaughan, Jack's wife, to reproduce his Berserker illustrations here on the Taj. "Jack was a great fan of Fred Saberhagen," she said, "and I am sure he would be pleased to be included in your ambitious effort." Inquiries about Jack's work may be directed to Phoebe's email address.

Using my Carmpan-like ability to reach out and collect vital bits of culture and information, I have managed to get a hold of all of the vintage magazine appearances of Berserker stories, and have compiled here all of the illustrations by Jack Gaughan that I could find. Please note that these images are copyright Jack Gaughan and may not be reproduced without permission.


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