A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

© 1980 Konstantin Bokov

Wow, now this is a blast from the past. I haven't seen a collage from this series in years, but back when I was a kid, our house was full of them. My father was still learning English, and he did it by reading voraciously. He would read one magazine after another and look up words he didn't know in the dictionary. At dinner he would tell my mom and me what he read. For a while he went through a science, paranormal, and science-fiction phase, so we got to hear all about UFOs, Isaac Asimov's robot stories, the Loch Ness monster, and more mainstream news from the world of astrophysics and astronomy. His reading inspired his work, because when he was done reading a magazine he would cut it up and make it into a collage like the one you see here. There used to be hundreds of them, I don't know where they all went. I also don't know if he made this one before or after we saw Starwars IV: A New Hope, but it looks familiar, doesn't it?

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