Check These Out: Pulp Novel Recreations of Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

June 19, 2012
Source: Poster Collective

Alien - Pulp Fiction Sci-Fi

Everyone now and then, people can still find novelizations of upcoming films on the shelves just before they hit theaters, but it's not something that happens as frequently as it used to. However, artist Tim Anderson, a concept designer for Electronic Arts in Salt Lake City, Utah, decided that he would like to see a few of his favorite sci-fi films turned into pulp fiction novels. And so, Anderson has crafted some illustrated posters in the same vein as the classic novels, and it feels like you would see these stories promoted in the window of a bookstore back in the 1950's. There's only a few, but they are truly great pieces.

Sci-fi pulp fiction covers for Blade Runner, Alien and The Matrix from Poster Collective via SlashFilm:

Pulp Fiction Sci-Fi Posters - Blade Runner

Pulp Fiction Sci-Fi Posters - The Matrix

Pulp Fiction Sci-Fi Posters - Alien

The best parts are the subtle details, mainly in the publishing logos that reference the films themselves. In addition, the illustrations themselves are just stunning. Anderson says, "I started to find the amazing work being done today by so many talented artists, and it really inspired me to try it myself. I felt like it would be a great series of projects to push me into thinking more graphically. And I really miss the days of the illustrated movie poster.” You and me both, Mr. Anderson. I think we need some more Drew Struzan inspired work outside of the Photoshop rigmarole. See more of Anderson's work right here! Cool, right?

Find more posts in Artwork, Cool Stuff

Discover more around the web:

  • Likem all :)
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    "They're killing machines designed for one thing: SEARCH AND DESTROY!" Two things... Rachael is perfectly "illustrated", if you know what I mean. I can see why Deckard is holding his hand in his pocket. Whoops! Adequate tagline as well... :) They're cool. I love the Alien one.
    • Scopedog
      They are awesome. They really do capture the look of the ol' pulp novels from way back when. I liked the ALIEN one too, but honestly, they're all great.
      • Isildur_of_Numenor
        Gosh! I can't get enough of them! I keep finding myself coming back to take another look.
  • moutchy
    Great idea! They're really cool!
  • tir na nog
    balderunner one is cool
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Oh God I Wana more sequels, this movies change my life, what memorial momments they deliver to me But i Wana say i very like remake this movies 2001 : Space Odysse By Alfonso Cuaron (Arthur C.Clarke) (also must chang name perforcely) Fahrenheit 451 By Paul Green Grass (Ray Bradbury) Fantastic Voyage 1&2 By Peter Jackson (Issac Asimov) Also Philip K.Dick , Arthur C.Clarke , Ray Beradbury & Issac Asimov had many Unbelievable Marvelous Incredible stories that I am sure unfortunately we didnot see them in our life time because they Wana make remake or ofcourse reboot of twilight and don't have time for this kinda of movies. I think every year they must make one big budget movie base of novels of this guys and then beside that make another Harry Potter or Twilight or Hunger Games every year either(fan of mr.Potter&Hunger Games) Scifi is true nature of cinema ,scifi movies take us to unknown abyss , sink us to the pictures, strange & weird feelings with pure & unique curiousity master us,Magical Kinetoscope hide in their pens,this guys are genius, they change our scifi taste, they impact on our future, they bring more modernity and technology for ours, they guide us in straight way, right way, they improve our environment , they give us challengeable vision & new perspectives, they don't filert with us, don't play with us, don't deceive us, world owe to this storytellers and I owe to them to the bone too.Voyage To The Moon of Milies was primitive spark and Scorsese know it very well.
    • David Banner
      • Ehsan Davodi
        Unfortunately Yes! I think cuaron can bring credibility to 2001! One of my reasons is nearest directing style to Kubrick is in Cuaron works(yes, was big gap but there is anyway) both love long take sequences, look to 2001,shining(scene child go with bicycle in maze rooms),... And also cuaron had very craftful & mastermind, he really give us masterpiece with Children Of Men, I think if he can win in directing of Gravity he can work on this Gigantic Remake (Sequel on 2001 get made but not was in size of original at all) but I said in my comment so that I wish holleywood take more focus on this 4scifi authors, not mean on this remake only dude
        • David Banner
          ......I'm sure that Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity will be quite the trip, but you are out of your FUCKING MIND if you want a 2001: A Space Odyssey remake.
          • Ehsan Davodi
            No dude, Kubrick was Kubrick / Cuaron is Cuaron You don't like see a movie from two different vision ? Kubrick vision to mind of Arthur C.Clarke & Cuaron Vision to that. Peter Hyams not was right guy for sequel, Cuaron is something else, We must know worth of his Presence. And one thi
          • David Banner
          • Ehsan Davodi
            Dude I'm not English , dont know mean of facepalm but I love this four scifi author and Wana new version of their magneficent stories. Sorry if my comment bother you
          • Ehsan Davodi
            And one more thing mr.Banner Kubrick make Masterpiece called Lolita & Adryan Layne make it too I Love Both
  • Xerxexx
    The Matrix one is fucking fantastic.
    • Scopedog
  • These are pretty damn awesome!
  • grimjob
    Yeah, these are damn cool! I would read them if they were real.
  • Blade Runner ROCKS!!!
  • Those are incredible. Count down to someone commenting with how "unprofessional" they are...8, 7, 6, 5...
    • Scopedog
      Yep--as if they can do any better. These are sharp, and damned good. I give Anderson a helluva lot of credit for getting the pulp look right.
  • grimjob
    God these are so unprofessional. Looks like a stupid child went and, oh wait. Damn you Quanah!! Get out of my head!
  • lando
    god, please no remake of 2001 or blade runner...




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly