Robert Holdstock: Alien Landscapes

BlishRama Arthur C ClarkePern McCaffreyMesklin Hal ClementRingworld NivenTrantor AsimovHothouse Aldiss Eros Harry HarrisonEnd f the World HG Wells This was the very first book I ever bought from ne f the Waldenbooks chain stores I was a kid with no money then I saved up for months so I could afford to buy this because I had fallen in love with it at first sight How could I not love the fabulous cover art image especiallyMany years later I ve been re viewing and re reading it and finding it just as awesome as it was to me back then I wish there were many books like it A Chance Acquaintance only they seem hard to come by especially nowBut Alien Landscapes cemented my love for sci fi art And now I also enjoy the commentary about the different sci fi stories and writersWhat I still find so interesting the way the descriptionsf This is an versize collection f stunning artwork and fun descriptions f The Galaxy All are brilliantly visualised in 30 riginal paintings specially commissioned from ten The Wallflower's Revenge of the best sf and fantasy illustratorsSee in full color the spectacular worldsf Arthur C Clarke's Rama; Anne McCaffrey's Pern; the Okie Cities f James Blish; Hal Clement's Mesklin; Harry Harrison's Eros; the Arrakis f Frank Herbert's Dune; Larry Niven's Ringworld; Trantor from Asimov's Foundation Trilogy; Brian Aldiss's Hothouse and th.

Although not War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 officially a Paper Tiger publication I still consider itne It takes the subject Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of somef the most famous and well loved science fiction stories and looks at their most iconic locations from Dune s Arrakis to Foundations Trantor and the worlds f the Time Machine They are lavishly rendered in this full colour large format book Now I will admit that not all the artwork is to my liking but it does bring these stories to life and from there well at least for me it brings my imagination to life and give depth to the stories So if you ever get a chance to flick through this book do so its a fascinating read Its a superb large format glossy coffee table art book filled with artist s renderings f famous SF literary worlds Very powerful and entrancing to flip through A must have for any fans f Dune Pern Earthsea Pern etcHere are the worlds depictedArrakis HerbertOkie Cities. Alien worlds have always been a central excitement in science fiction Imaginary landscapes some surreal thers realistic are highly important to the novels in which they are contained Many Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of these worlds are carefully contructed realistically detailed and vividly imaginedAlien Landscapes explores tenf the best known worlds with a detailed text explaining their history and politics climate geography flora and fauna and their location in.

Handful Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together of notable sci fi worlds written non fictionally like a giant travel guide and as though they all exist in the same universe Lotsf fun features like a huge galactic timeline a fake newspaper f This art book had a huge influence n me growing up Probably turned me into a SFF fan I read every single book that it referenced I read this book years ago and spend many hours lost in these illustrations and imagining the adventures in them I was 10 r so and hadn t read most Blue Blood of the books the illustrations are basedn I remember it fondly I The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe own many art books related to science fiction a favorite genref mine since childhood In this book I get to see the Okie Cities something I could Parafilias (Spanish Edition) only imagined when reading Cities in Flight by James Blish This book is filled with picturesf It's Like This other worlds both beautiful and bizarre I feel like a child again when I go through this booknce agai. E End The Mirage of the Worldf HG Wells These illustrations give an inspired reality to life and times ut there from the full planetary view right down to the details f landscapes and societyIllustrators Rama by Jim Burns Pern by Roger and Linda Garland Okie Cities by John Harris Mesklin by Tony Roberts Eros by Colin Hay Arrakis by Terry Oakes Ringworld by Stuart Hughes Trantor by Angus McKie Hothouse by Bob Fowke End f the World by Les Edwards.

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