Steele Savage & Robert Heinlein

I grew up on Robert Heinlein. I have a pretty good image of myself in my head sitting in the back of my family car reading "Stranger in a Strange Land" while listening to The Smashing Pumpkins on my walkman. Yes. Walkman.

I took a couple books in to The Green Hand today for trade with the idea of picking up 1 or 2 old Sci-Fi paperbacks with good covers. I picked through for a while but really wasn't hitting anything that struck me. It wasn't until I was standing at the checkout with a Sinclair Lewis, notably not a Sci-Fi book, I know, that I saw a copy of "Have Spacesuit Will Travel." I was immediately blown away, abandoned the copy of "Main Street" that I thought I was going to purchase and instead was immediately turned on to artist, Steel Savage.

In a genre that is quirky to begin with, Savage may be one of the quirkiest. I also dig that he illustrated so many Heinleins, because, well, Heinlein is somewhere up high in that Sci-Fi royalty for me. Check out some Steele Savage artwork.