This art book had a huge influence on me growing up Probably turned me into a SFF fan I read every single book that huge influence on me growing up Probably turned me into a SFF fan I read every single book that referenced I own many art books related to science fiction a favorite genre of 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 Its a superb large format glossy coffee table art book filled with artist s renderings of famous SF literary worlds Very powerful and entrancing to flip through A must have for any fans of Dune Pern Earthsea Pern etcHere are the worlds depictedArrakis HerbertOkie Cities BlishRama Arthur C ClarkePern McCaffreyMesklin Hal ClementRingworld NivenTrantor AsimovHothouse Aldiss Eros Harry HarrisonEnd of the World HG Wells This is an oversize collection of stunning artwork and fun descriptions of a 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 a huge galactic timeline a fake newspa. Alien worlds have always been a central excitement in science fiction Imaginary landscapes some surreal others realistic are highly important to
the novels in which they are contained Many of these worlds are carefully contructed realistically detailed novels in which they are contained Many of these worlds are carefully contructed realistically detailed vividly imaginedAlien Landscapes explores ten of the best known worlds with a detailed text explaining their history and politics climate geography flora and fauna and their location in. .
Per 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 in the 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 I rescued it my Dad s book though I was one truly obsessed with it In fact I rescued it he did a household book donation roundup It captures what can be special fascinating and inspiring about the genre and serves as a great reading checklist of some of the classic books and series I read this book ears ago and spend many hours lost in these illustrations and imagining the adventures in them I was 10 or so and hadn t read most of the books the illustrations are based on I remember it fondly Although not officially a Paper Tiger publication I still consider it one It takes the subject of some of 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 of the Time Machine They are lavishly rendered in this full colour large format book. The Galaxy All are brilliantly visualised in 30 original paintings specially commissioned from ten of the best sf and fantasy illustratorsSee in full color the spectacular worlds of Arthur C Rama; Anne McCaffrey's Pern; the Okie Cities of James Blish; Hal Clement's Mesklin; Harry Harrison's Eros; the Arrakis of Herbert's Dune; Larry Niven's Ringworld; Trantor from Asimov's Foundation Trilogy; Brian Aldiss's Hothouse and th.
characters ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Robert HoldstockNow I will admit that not 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 GIVEimagination to life and give to the stories So if ou ever get a chance to flick through this book do so its a fascinating read 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 had fallen in love with it at first sight How could I not love the fabulous cover art image especiallyMany ears 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 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 in here as if those worlds really exist and the author s describing them in their time or from beyond their time It s a neat narrative device for nonfiction It makes the images seem uite real. E End of the World of HG Wells These illustrations give an inspired reality to life and times out there from the full planetary view right down to the details of 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 of the World by Les Edwards. ,