The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss (Special Edition) is now available for US based Foss fans. Please standby for further info on UK and Europe release dates, or keep in touch via Facebook / Twitter.
Signed copies of the standard edition are available from Forbidden Planet, UK.
Unsigned copies of Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss are available from Amazon UK.
Drop me an email if you’d like to be notified of the UK and Europe release dates.
Imogene Foss / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep me updated re availability in Europe or India……..
Still no news
The book is most likely awesome (I’ll order it soon for my birthday, actually 🙂 ), but… I’m wondering if I’m the only one wishing there were digital wallpapers (even if paid) of Chris’ art?
Cheers, Pedro, let’s see. All best, Imogene
Having purchased the standard edition of this book, I was wondering if there are any special editions still available to buy (which can be shipped to the UK). As unfortunately, the only available one on Amazon cannot be shipped to the UK. I would really appreciate it if you could take the time to point me in the right direction.
The Special Edition for the UK is on it’s way. I’m hoping to email everyone an affiliate link and I’ve been promised by Titan that I will be informed of the release date of the Special Edition and also the 100 Super Limited Edition on Ebay in advance of that happy (and long awaited) day. As soon as I hear anything I will email those interested and post on the site, shall I include you on the email list? All best, Imogene
I would indeed be very grateful if you could include me on this email list.
Will do, all best, Imogene
I’ve posted on here before but I feel the need to reiterate. Chris Foss is truly one of the titans of modern art. There is no doubt in my mind that his influence is so pervasive that we live in a world actually influenced by his creative genius. I had the great good fortune to recently meet Chris and his daughter Imogene and was finally able to thank him personally for how he has been a powerful force influencing my life. Buy his latest book, open your mind to its beauty. You won’t be disappointed.
(Space Curator – Canadian Air & Space Museum)
It was lovely to meet you and your daughter too Rob. Chris will be very touched by your comment as am I. All best, Imogene
I’ve noticed in Hardware that one of the illustrations has a caption saying it is from Diary of a Spaceperson 2.
I just wondered if this was a new work in progress project by Chris, and a book due to published in the future?
Yes, it’s a new book which Chris has in development, although I’m not sure how far along he is with it.
Hi Tim Re: Diary of a Space Person II, there were about 30 – 40 pictures under this heading on view on the Net back in 2005, mainly semi-naked women and only a couple of “hardware”.
Chris: i was delighted to see you on the BBC video. I went to Shebbear College (1942-19470 and have vivid and kind memories especially of your Mother, I was often in trouble and your Father would make me come to your house to do my undone work. Your Mother would often come in with goodies and your Father would give a mock protest that I was meant to be there to be punished. I do not remember Shebbear with much delight but your Mother was a bright spot. Sincerely Paul Jones
Chris Foss’ artwork turned me on to Azimov’s sci-fi (and sci-fact) in the ’70’s and I would always look for his iconic signature as I took Isaac’s latest home. The astounding detail brought the stories to life; you could almost hear the space-lasers crackling, or the dull thud of distant torpedoes. I haven’t read any science fiction for years, but your website has brought back memories of that happy time. Thank you both, I shall be re-visiting your site again for the latest news.
Just wanted to thank Imogene and Chris for the amazing print and kind inscription. Their care and patience has made me a fan – of their shop section, and it goes without saying Chris’ art, for life!
Thank both again so much, and I look forward to more purchases soon!
Dear Chris Foss,
I hav started work on a model based on the Nostromo Refinery. It is built of LEGO’s and will be about 8 inches long, 7 1/2 inches wide, and 5 inches tall. I am obsessed with symmetry so it will be that. I also have no idea of what to call it. I will post some pictures when I am finished.
Sincerely- Ian Capper
Hi Ian, do send us a pic when’s it’s done. Sounds like an interesting project, but what to call it, that’s another challenge.
I have an iPod so I cant post the pictures directly on here. Can I post them on the facebook page?
Yes do post pictures on the Facebook page and I’ll see if I can grab them off Facebook and then post on this site. We haven’t added the upload photo plugin to this site so pics can’t be directly uploaded unless I add them on.
When are you putting the ‘Inspired by Foss’ picture adder on?
Probably in a couple of months we will add a page for Inspired by Foss artwork, I will post an update on the Facebook page when it’s live. Cheers
I have finished the ‘rough build’ of the nostromo based refinery and over the weekend I’ll complete the finishing touches. I also have the commercial towing vehichle done too. I hope to email the pictures soon!
Thanks- sincerely Ian Capper
I have finally finished the refinery and the tug, allthough in the meantime, I’ll be tinkering with them until you add the ‘inspired by foss’ picture collection. I’m waiting for you to post yor email! Sincerely- Ian Capper
I’ll post a link on the Facebook page when I’ve created the inspired by Foss page, it may take me a couple of months to get it created. Best wishes
High quality sfi art book featuring fabulous spaceships and alien landscapes. Up to the 16th century in Europe, what are now famous artists concentrated on religious art showing images of biblical characters in heaven etc. In some ways these images are the modern equivalent, reinterpreting heaven as amazing alien worlds and civilisations set in the vast cosmos. Quite why artists like Tracey Emin are regarded more highly and more famous than Chris Foss is one of lifes little mysteries.
Even at £25 full price, the book is still excellent value for money.
The only improvement I would like to see is a special edition bound in a harder wearing leather cover.
It was great to meet you and Chris at Forbidden Planet for the signing.
Here is a link to one of Chris’s covers I don’t remember seeing before: http://www.amazon.com/Antares-Dawn-Michael-Mccollum/dp/0586205268
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for coming down to the signing, the queue took quite a while as Chris loves to meet his fans and chat. I was just looking at that book cover as I’m in the process of organising the books we have. It must be in Hardware (hopefully!). Thanks for the link, interesting to see it for sale on Amazon.
I would just like to say how much I enjoy the art of Chris Foss, especially its rich colours and grandeur. Is it acceptable to use images of his art that I find on Google as wallpapers for my computer?
That would be in breach of Chris’copyright.
Thank you for asking and it’s lovely to hear you enjoy Chris’ work.
I used to go to bookshops just to look at your artwork in the 70’s. Sometimes I stand for hours just staring into and feeling the fabulous worlds you created , and the light!,That’s what still gets to me, what you do with light in those visuals.
My gratitude and admiration know no bounds…
Thank you for your lovely comment, it is really appreciated and Chris was very touched.
Hi Chris – here is a ‘blast from the past’ from the Artist Partners stable… you kindly gave a home to Prune – one of my dogs – back then.
Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed perusing your site and soaking up your success lad! Well done, it all looks so exciting and I’ve been smiling at the recollections of A.P.’s rep. Virgil’s remark – “Very talented but I don’t know how we’re going to find him any work!?”
Best wishes ….. Caroline Binch
This is Imogene Chris’ daughter.
We had ‘Prooky’ till she reached the ripe age of about 14 I believe. I’ll email you Chris’ mobile – I’m sure he would love to hear from you.
I just received and framed my two prints, “Nebula Award Stories” and “Children of the Lens.” They flank an original Empire Strikes Back one sheet in my office and they are as exciting and inspirational to look at as they were when I was a boy. It was an added pleasure to communicate with Chris’ kind daughter through the ordering and shipping process. Best wishes to you both and I look forward to obtaining more of Chris’ wonderful work in the future. Thank you!
Brill! Thanks Tom – really pleased you like the prints and they have a spot in your office. And thanks for the compliments – much appreciated! All best Imogene
I’m just writing to say that for 35 years I have been a fan of the work of Chris Foss. Imagine a small boy of 14, with reading difficulties, discovering a copy of Asimov’s “The God’s Themselves” in a small secondhand bookshop. I was drown to the book, fascinated by the alien craft depicted. I bought that book ( which I still have) with that week’s pocket money. My mother admitted that she cried that night when her son asked her to help him read that book.
Even now these many years later, books fronted by the work of Chris Foss still thrill me and I often browse secondhand bookshop to discover books from that time as they still give me a thrill. I have also collected art-books including 21st Century Foss and Diary of a Spaceperson. But recently whilst passing a local charity shop something in the window caught my eye. It was a framed A3 limited edition print of “West Coast Rocks”. I didn’t know that at that moment but the style attracted me. I was delighted and promptly purchased the picture from the old lady in the Scope shop.
The purchase made me realise that it is Chris Foss’s style that appeals to me not just the subject. And that above any work or subject the alien tiger stripped spaceships and landscapes give me a door to the 14 year old me holding that book in a dusty, musky old bookshop in the late 70s. The “Rocks” now hang in my bedroom, and it makes me smile when I wake to it. But I’ve come to realise that I would like to own other prints of Chris’s work but possibly more importantly I would like to see more of Chris’s work and wish to ask whether there are any galleries that display Chris’s original work, and I hesitate to ask but are any original ever for sale? Today, I am still very much a fan of science fiction but often I’m curious to know why I never seem to see new novels displaying Chris’s work. Is there a reason for that, or have I been unobservant?
There was a recent article on a prominent science fiction website that asked “Why are all movie Spaceships Grey (silver, white)? That has been a question bothering me? Why do you think that’s the case?
Thanks and Regards
It’s lovely to read your comment Kirk and many thanks for taking the time to post this on the site. Best wishes, Imogene
I have loved Chris’ artwork since I was a boy!!! My dad has the most AWESOME Analog and science fiction book collection and as a baby I was totally engrossed.
Of all the visuals though, Chris’ work stuck with me right through my life.
Grandeur, epic sizes, beyond the norm imagineering of space and man…
Just a quick note of thanks, and all power you you and your wife. I hope you feel the gratefulness of many many generations.
With Kindest regards!!!