Thursday, 29 August 2013

THE WINDS OF TIME

Cover by Richard M. Powers.

"They had slept for 15,000 years. But they were men. Nevertheless it was a fantastic experience for Wes Chase to discover them while on a casual fishing trip. It was a long time before they were able to explain to Wes why they were on earth and what they needed. It was even longer before Wes conquered his horror and decided he could help them in their mission to bring peace to the universe. When Wes finally found the daring answer to their problems, he realized that he would have to leave his own life behind and go with them into the future and the winds of time."

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

MERCHANTER'S LUCK

Cover by Barclay Shaw.

HERETICS OF DUNE

Cover by Abe Echevarria.
"From Dune to Rakis to Dune, the wheel turns full circle. From burning desert to green and fertile land and on again to burning desert, the cycle is complete. The people of the scattering are returning. Amongst them, mysterious and threatening, are the women who call themselves the Honoured Matres, adepts of an ecstatic cult. And on Rakis, become Dune, an ancient prophecy is fulfilled with the coming of the she-seer, Sheena."

Monday, 26 August 2013

THE RIVER OF TIME

Cover by Paul Sonju.
"The River Of Time brings together eleven of David Brin's finest shorter works, including The Crystal Spheres, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and four new stories published here for the first time, each with an afterword by the author. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory and our place in the universe, by one of the most heralded new writers of our age."

ASIMOV'S SF ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, FALL 1979

Cover by Stephen Fabian.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

SPACE STORIES, DECEMBER 1952

Artwork by Earle Bergey.

I can't help but admire the reserved tastefulness of this cover. At a time when most females appearing on pulp magazine covers were in a state of undress, wearing see-through or barely-there space bikini, or in peril of the most ridiculous nature (at the hands of an equally improbable fiend) this painting - by Earle K. Bergey (who painted precisely those things) may have seemed bland in its day, but is all the more outstanding today.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, SEPTEMBER 1942

Artwork by H. W. McCauley.

Friday, 16 August 2013

OMNI REBOOT

The much awaited OMNI Reboot is live!
Check out the article I wrote on John Schoenherr's Dune illustrations here.

Normal service to resume shortly...