Judging More Books by Their Covers: The Silver Warriors

Judging More Books by Their Covers: The Silver Warriors

Judging More Books by Their Covers: The Silver Warriors

Judging books by their covers is made more difficult when the book in question has two titles as does Michael Moorcock's The Silver Warriors Read More »

Judging Books by Their Covers: BABEL 17

Judging Books by Their Covers: BABEL 17

Let’s have some fun. Let’s live dangerously. Let’s run with scissors. Let’s open up an umbrella indoors. Lets judge some books by their covers! Judging a book by its cover is not wise, but we do it all the time, particularly w... Read More »

Fairies

Fairies

The depiction of fairies has been a staple of art since the early Victorian era and it is a tradition that continues today Read More »

The Forgotten Grimshaw

The Forgotten Grimshaw

John Atkinson Grimshaw was a Victorian artists whose moonlight landscapes depict a forgotten Victorian age when the night had a palpable sense of terror. Read More »

Am I Blue?

Am I Blue?

Monochromatic painting has been part of the avante garde since the end of the 19th century, but science fiction and fantasy artists use monochromatic painting techniques to a great effect. Read More »

The Dream of a New Earth

The Dream of a New Earth

Science Fiction has long offered a "backup plan" for planet Earth Read More »

Judging Books by Their Covers

Judging Books by Their Covers

What happens when you DO judge a book by its cover (art). Read More »

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty, the Eye of the Beholder and Miss Universe

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is to say that beauty is subjective and, despite the human condition that every one of us shares, is subject to cultural biases as well as personal ones. This point was underlined recently with an online so... Read More »

Monsters

Monsters

Monsters have been with us in our imaginations from the dawn of time, but why is it that the most vulnerable of us love monsters the most? Read More »

How Big is a Book?

How Big is a Book?

How big is a book? SF & Fantasy books were slim volumes in wire racks until market forces created the massive tomes we're used to today. What happened? Read More »

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