It's hard to travel through time in a sailing ship

Sometimes, you lift up anchor in the seventeenth century, only to find yourself two hours later at port in a futuristic land where reflective buildings crowd the shoreline. The technologies will give you time shock, but the rotting wooden shanties never seem to change.

This evocative illustration is by concept art master Stephan Martinere, who has designed some of the most gorgeous science fiction book covers of the past decade. You can see more of his incredible work on his website.