Many-Handed Giant's Body Slowly Disintegrates

Hey, science fiction artists! Stop anthropomorphizing space stations and outposts! Just because a space station is run by artificial intelligences doesn't mean it has to look human — where are all the giant space lions these days? Actually, just kidding — this humanoid floaty station looks cool and impassive, and totally makes us want to pick up the new Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, whose cover it adorns. It's an illustration by artist Fredrik Fahlstad for the cover story, "The Roberts," and it's that rare cover that actually makes us curious about the accompanying story, especially with the head-wires the bits floating off the many-handed edifice, and what looks like a bullet-train below. [Mondolithic Studios]