In the The Women of Easter house and read all the text several times and flipped through it to look at the artwork one million additional times It was my Dad s book though I was the one truly obsessed with it In fact I rescued it whene did a ousehold book donation roundup It
captures what can be special fascinating and inspiring about the genre and serves as a great reading checklistwhat can be special fascinating and inspiring about the genre and serves as a great reading checklist some of the classic books and series This was the very first book I ever bought from one of 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 ad 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 only they seem The Power of One 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 descriptions of the fictional worlds are written inere as if those worlds really exist and the author s descr. "The Galaxy All are brilliantly visualised in 30 original paintings specially commissioned from ten of the best sf "Galaxy All are brilliantly visualised in 30 original paintings specially commissioned from ten of the best sf fantasy illustratorsSee in full color the spectacular worlds of Arthur C Clarke's Rama; Anne McCaffrey's Pern; the Okie Cities of James Blish; Hal Clement's Mesklin; Harry Harrison's Eros; the Arrakis of Frank Herbert's Dune; Larry Niven's Ringworld; Trantor from Asimov's Foundation Trilogy; Brian Aldiss's Hothouse and th. .
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Science Fiction A Favorite Genrefiction a favorite genre mine since childhood In this book I get to see the Okie Cities something I could only imagined when reading Cities in Flight by James Blish This book is filled with pictures of other worlds both beautiful and bizarre I feel like a child again when I go through this book once again beautiful and bizarre I feel like a child again when I go through this book once again read this book years ago and spend many The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, hours lost in these illustrations and imagining the adventures in them I was 10 or so andadn t read most of the books the illustrations are based on I remember it fondly This art book He Who Dares had auge influence on me growing up Probably turned me into a SFF fan I read every single book that it referenced This is an oversize collection of stunning artwork and fun descriptions of a The Thing About December handful of notable sci fi worlds written non fictionally like a giant travel guide and as though they all exist in the same universe Lots of fun features like auge galactic timeline a fake newspaper from Trantor references from the Encyclopedia GalacticaI was flipping through my copy of this book again and thought I should check it in on Goodreads because I love is so darn much I grew up with this. Alien worlds ave always been a central excitement "in science fiction Imaginary landscapes some surreal others realistic are ighly important to the novels in which they "science fiction Imaginary landscapes some surreal others realistic are t highly important to the novels in which they contained Many of these worlds are carefully contructed realistically detailed and vividly imaginedAlien Landscapes explores ten of the best known worlds with a detailed text explaining theiristory and politics climate geography flora and fauna and their location in.