The Illustrated Dune (or, Why I Hate Sam Weber)

The Illustrated Dune  (or, Why I Hate Sam Weber)

The Illustrated Dune (or, Why I Hate Sam Weber)

Frank Herbert's Dune has been a favorite subject for science fiction illustrators for years. Now Sam Weber is about to release a new illustrated edition. Read More »

Science Fiction Bikini

Science Fiction Bikini

Science fiction bikini seems like a simple juxtaposition of words, but examining the phrase reveals much of the cultural and social baggage packed inside. Read More »

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Jaws That Bite

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Jaws That Bite

Landshark! Some authors aren't happy with their cover art.... Read More »

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 »

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