The Art of John Harris

Beyond the Horizon
Author: John Harris
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781168424
Category: Art
Page: 160
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World-renowned visionary artist John Harris' unique concept paintings capture the Universe on a massive scale, featuring everything from epic landscapes and towering cities to out-of-this-world science fiction vistas. This collection focuses on his wide variety of futuristic art, as well as his striking covers for a variety of esteemed SF authors, including Arthur C Clarke, John Scalzi, Ben Bova, Hal Clement, Jack McDevitt, Frederik Pohl, Orson Scott Card's Enders books and many more.

The Art of John Berkey

Author: Jane Frank,John Berkey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781843401223
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Perhaps the most widely respected of all living space artists and one of the giants in the history of science fiction art, John Berkey has had a long and exceptionally distinguished career. He started as a professional artist in the 1950s, working for various studios before spending eight formative years at Brown & Bigelow, the major calendar-publishing company of the day; there he developed his amazing landscape skills in depicting scenes of Americana and the like. On turning freelance he soon brought those skills - and his dazzlingly evocative neo-impressionist style - to the field of science fiction. His name is now spoken with reverence and awe by his fellow artists in the field.

Sci-Fi Art Now

Author: John Freeman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006200557X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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A richly illustrated collection of the newest and most exciting talent in sci-fi art and illustration. SCI-FI ART NOW brings together for the first time the finest, freshest, and most exciting talents in the world of sci-fi illustration. Artists from around the world-from China and Singapore to the United States and Europe-are represented in this volume, which focuses on the latest and most imaginative work being produced today. This book brings to light the most groundbreaking and talked about sci-fi art, ranging in media from comic books, movies, and TV programs to art, posters, toys, literature, collectibles, board games and video games. SCI-FI ART NOW is a comprehensive compilation that reveals fascinating background information, anecdotes, ideas, and inspirations relied on by the crÈme de la crÈme of contemporary science fiction painters, illustrators, and creators (whether established professionals such as Brett Norton, Liam Sharp, Paul McCaffrey, Klaus Hutter, and John Picacio, or brave new talents forging into the future). By analyzing how technique, tools, materials and media are applied to popular sub-genres such Sirens of Sci-Fi, Spacecraft and Astronauts, Aliens and Alien Worlds, Radical Robots, Incredible Cities, Future War, and Steampunk, each chapter illustrates the astounding artistry and diverse imagination behind this perennially popular genre. Crammed full of exquisite art from around the world and fascinating insights from the artists and creators, SCI-FI ART NOW is perfect for the many fans of science fiction.

Dark Shepherd

The Art of Fred Gambino
Author: Dark Shepherd,Fred Gambino
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781168431
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Collects the concept art, illustrations, paintings, book covers, and sketches of the multimedia artist.

The Art of Space

The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era
Author: Ron Miller
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760346563
Category: Art
Page: 224
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The Art of Space is the most comprehensive celebration of space art ever to be published, profiling the development of space-based art in a variety of media. In The Art of Space, award-winning artist and best-selling author Ron Miller presents over 350 high-quality and often photorealistic images that chart how artists throughout history, working with the knowledge and research available during their time, have endeavored to construct realistic images of visions throughout the universe. Beginning with depictions of space ships, unmanned probes, and space stations, Miller moves through collections that also illustrate the planets, moons, galaxies, and stars; cities, colonies, and space habitats; and possible alien life. The artwork presented here has been created in a variety of media, from the woodcuts and oil paintings of the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the digitally enhanced work of contemporary artists. Each chapter also includes two special features: one profile of an artist or group of artists of particular influence and one sidebar discussion of general cultural topics, such as the use of space art for propaganda purposes during the Cold War or the impact of the digital revolution on the resources available to artists. A fascinating study on the intersection of science and the artistic imagination, The Art of Space shows how astronomy and space travel has been reflected in popular art and public perception over the past two centuries. With forewords from Carolyn Porco and Dan Durda, this book is the ultimate resource for space art fans.

Structura 3

The Art of Sparth
Author: Sparth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781624650123
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Collects images from HALO, books covers, and personal science fiction pieces with tutorials focusing on specific Photoshop techniques.

The Art of Jim Burns

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781168448
Category: Art
Page: 160
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A latest collection of works from one of the UK's most acclaimed sci-fi artists includes draft sketches, final pieces and published book covers for novels by such top genre writers as Greg Bear, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.


The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss
Author: Chris Foss,Rian Hughes,Imogene Foss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848566989
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Foss's groundbreaking and distinctive science ?ction art revolutionized paperback covers in the 1970s and 80s. Dramatically raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science ?ction art and cinema. Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. 'Doc' Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and ?lm design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, this volume brings together many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before. The ?rst comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss's SF career. “Chris Foss' name has become pre-eminent among sf artists... He is in love with the monstrous, with angular momentum, with inertia-free projectiles and irresistable objects.” — Brian Aldiss “[Foss'] creations are real machines, not just an artist's dreams. They combine the two elements so essential to science ?ction: realism and a sense of wonder... A medieval goldsmith of future eons.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Science Fiction and Fantasy World of Tim White

Author: Tim White
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781850280576
Category: Fantasy in art.
Page: 143
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Tim White’s paintings give shape to the fantastic, to the might-have-been and what-still-could-happen. With its frequently optimistic tone and obsessive attention to detail, White’s art offers a convincing landscape of the imagi-nation. “A collection of White’s vivid commercial works spanning a decade....the captivating paintings that transport the viewer from the outwardly familiar to the alien skies.” —Publishers Weekly.

The Last Theorem

Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345509684
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Two of science fiction’s most renowned writers join forces for a storytelling sensation. The historic collaboration between Frederik Pohl and his fellow founding father of the genre, Arthur C. Clarke, is both a momentous literary event and a fittingly grand farewell from the late, great visionary author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Last Theorem is a story of one man’s mathematical obsession, and a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method. It is also a gripping intellectual thriller in which humanity, facing extermination from all-but-omnipotent aliens, the Grand Galactics, must overcome differences of politics and religion and come together . . . or perish. In 1637, the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat scrawled a note in the margin of a book about an enigmatic theorem: “I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.” He also neglected to record his proof elsewhere. Thus began a search for the Holy Grail of mathematics–a search that didn’t end until 1994, when Andrew Wiles published a 150-page proof. But the proof was burdensome, overlong, and utilized mathematical techniques undreamed of in Fermat’s time, and so it left many critics unsatisfied–including young Ranjit Subramanian, a Sri Lankan with a special gift for mathematics and a passion for the famous “Last Theorem.” When Ranjit writes a three-page proof of the theorem that relies exclusively on knowledge available to Fermat, his achievement is hailed as a work of genius, bringing him fame and fortune. But it also brings him to the attention of the National Security Agency and a shadowy United Nations outfit called Pax per Fidem, or Peace Through Transparency, whose secretive workings belie its name. Suddenly Ranjit–together with his wife, Myra de Soyza, an expert in artificial intelligence, and their burgeoning family–finds himself swept up in world-shaking events, his genius for abstract mathematical thought put to uses that are both concrete and potentially deadly. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to anyone on Earth, an alien fleet is approaching the planet at a significant percentage of the speed of light. Their mission: to exterminate the dangerous species of primates known as homo sapiens. From the Hardcover edition.

The Art of Greg Spalenka

Visions from the Mind's Eye
Author: Greg Spalenka
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781168844
Category: Art
Page: 170
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"Greg Spalenka has worked as a professional artist in creative art industries including publishin and film for over 30 years. This book celebrates Spanlenka's personal vision as a multi-disciplinary image making and contains insightful commentary on his techniques, experiences, philosophy, and the art of following your muse."--Page 4 of cover.

Ancillary Justice

Author: Ann Leckie
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316246638
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The only novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the first book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling trilogy. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy

The Mind's Eye

The Art of Omni
Author: Jeremy Frommer
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 1576877302
Category: Art
Page: 180
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Omni was a jewel among popular science magazines of its era (1978–1998). Science Digest, Science News, Scientific America, and Discover may have all been selling well to armchair scientists, but Omni masterfully blended cutting edge science news and science fiction, flashy graphic design, a touch of sex, and the images of a generation of artists completely free and unburdened by the disciplines of the masters. Created by the legendary Bob Guccione, better known for founding Penthouse than perhaps any of the other facets of his inspired career in business, art, and literature, Guccione handpicked the artists and illustrators that contributed to the Omni legacy—they in turn created works ignited by passion and intellect, two of Guccione's principal ideals. The Mind's Eye: The Art of Omni is the very first publication to celebrate in stunning detail the exceptional science fiction imagery of this era in an oversized format. The Mind's Eye contains 185 images from contributing Omni artists including John Berkey, Chris Moore, H.R. Giger, Rafal Olbinski, Rallé, Tsuneo Sanda, Hajime Sorayama, Robert McCall, and Colin Hay among many more, along with quotes from artists, contributors, writers, and critics. Omni lived in a time well before the digital revolution. The images you see on these pages have taken years to track down and brought the editors in touch with many esteemed artists, amazing photographers and dusty storage lockers. Their quest is far from over; you'll notice an almost decade-long gap in the material, the contents of which were either lost or destroyed. Efforts to search throughout the universe for any images will continue and will be shared with the world at the all-things-Omni website, Stay tuned... Collected in book form for the first time ever, the striking art from this extraordinary magazine will delight fans who remember seeing the work years ago and newcomers interested in the unique aesthetic of this genre's biggest artists. "Omni was a magazine about the future. From 1978 to 1998 Omni blew minds by regularly featuring extensive Q&As with some of the top scientists of the 20th century—E.O. Wilson, Francis Crick, Jonas Salk—tales of the paranormal, and some of the most important science fiction to ever see magazine publication: William Gibson's genre-defining stories 'Burning Chrome' and 'Johnny Mnemonic,' Orson Scott Card's 'Unaccompanied Sonata,' novellas by Harlan Ellison and George R. R. Martin, 'Thanksgiving,' a postapocalyptic tale by Joyce Carol Oates—even William S. Burroughs graced its pages." —Vice magazine, Motherboard "Omni is not a science magazine. It is a magazine about the future...Omni was sui generis. Although there were plenty of science magazines over the years...Omni was the first magazine to slant all its pieces toward the future. It was fun to read and gorgeous to look at." —Ben Bova, six-time Hugo award winner


The British Conspiracy
Author: John Harris,M. J. Trow
Publisher: N.A
Category: Germany
Page: 287
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On May 10th 1941, Rudolf Hess took off from an Augsberg airfield in a Messerschmidt headed for Scotland. This controversial book contains previously unpublished evi dence and theories about Hess'' mysterious flight. '


The Art of Jon Foster
Author: Jon Foster
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games
ISBN: 9781556346262
Category: Art
Page: 79
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Comics Unmasked

Art and Anarchy in the UK
Author: Paul Gravett,John Harris Dunning
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN: 9780712357753
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 192
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It’s simple—comics are fun. Whether fifteen or fifty, we love sitting down with a comic book, losing ourselves in a universe filled with wonder and excitement. But comics offer much more than meets the eye, and in Comics Unmasked, Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning look beyond the notion of comics as pleasure reading to focus on their inherently anarchic nature. Gravett and Dunning have combed the British Library’s extensive comic collection not only to explore the full potential of the medium but also to single out the critical points in history in which the art form challenged the status quo. Featuring newly discovered Victorian comics alongside some of the biggest names in comics today, including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass), and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum), Comics Unmasked explores the political and social issues raised by British comics and their creators over the last century, from violence and drugs to class and sexuality. Published to accompany a British Library exhibition that will be the United Kingdom’s largest exhibit of British comics to date, Comics Unmasked will delight comics enthusiasts around the world, offering them the chance to discover a different—perhaps darker side—of the medium.

The Art of Ian Miller

Author: Ian Miller,Tom Whyte
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781167793
Category: Art
Page: 159
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Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork spanning decades of Ian's work, this collection is a treat for all lovers of great fantasy art - from Lovecraft novel covers to Tolkien bestiaries to Warhammer 40,000 concept art, through a veritable trove of gothic humour, fantasy battles, dragons, beasts and a world of nightmarish visions.

Ground Zero

Author: Fred Gambino
Publisher: Collins & Brown
ISBN: 9781855858916
Category: Art
Page: 112
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"Renowned SF illustrator Fred Gambino presents Ground Zero, a collection of his spacescapes and portraits (mostly digital, some acrylic) that have adorned the covers of books by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and other leading lights. With the author's brief anecdotal descriptions of his artistic processes and essays by SF writers like Elizabeth Moon and David Brin, this volume will please cognoscenti." --Publishers Weekly.


The Art of Loic Zimmermann
Author: Loic Zimmermann
Publisher: 3Dtotal Pub
ISBN: 9781909414068
Category: Art
Page: 149
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There are plenty of books out there in the world that feature beautiful artwork. There are plenty that offer advice and guidance. There are plenty written by experts in their respective fields. But how many combine all three?"e338: The Art of Loic Zimmermann" is a unique title from the renowned French visual artist Loic Zimmermann. The ultimate collection of his artwork, this book boasts a combination of neverbeforeseen pieces and examples of the work that he has become famous for across the internet. behindthescenes knowledge, combined with the stunning artwork and valuable advice, makes "e338: The Art of Loic Zimmermann" an essential title for anyone who is thinking of pursuing a career in the digital art industry or is simply seeking some inspiration to help improve their work.Loic "e338" Zimmermann is a USbased concept artist, currently working for Luma Pictures in Los Angeles, California. His epic skills will have been seen by the masses in films such as "Thor" and "XMen," while his hybrid 2D and 3D artworks bring him great respect and admiration from the CG art communities.