I’ve been waiting for this one since I heard it was to be published. Finally, it’s here.
I’ve been a fan of science fiction art and illustration since I was a kid, fascinated by the wonderful art on covers of SF paperbacks and enjoying the art on the covers of, and inside, digest magazines like Galaxy, Astounding Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction and many others.
Naturally I’m drawn to the art of John Harris, whom I regard as the current master of this type of artwork. Buying this book, which I have already gone through twice, was a must.
Some images from the book:
I might note that Harris’ sketches and pastels are as powerful and striking as his finished oil paintings (as seen in the first image, above), and the book has a nice sampling of them.
I finished the Donald Ransom (Ed Gorman) book The Fugitive Stars which I got after reading a review on Bill Crider’s blog. It was okay, a brief diversion, which is probably exactly what it was intended to be. I also finished Multiverse, the tribute to Poul Anderson. I’m still reading the seemingly everlasting collection, The Big Book of Black Mask Stories, with maybe a fifth of it to go. It’s very good, but very long. I’m also now reading both The Saint Overboard (1935 novel) by Leslie Charteris and The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert, which was suggested by Carl Anderson on his blog Stainless Steel Droppings (here). Both those books are from the library.
Barbara finished Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder and Field of Prey by John Sandford (library). She is currently reading Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva, picked up at Left Coast Crime this year.
What new books did you get, and what have you been reading?