Best Of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: The Chesley Award Finalists!

Every year, the art world chooses the best science fiction and fantasy illustrations — providing a visual feast for the rest of us. The Chesley Awards just chose its 2014 finalists, and there's an astonishing wealth of beautiful artworks to spend your afternoon admiring. See for yourself, below. » 7/04/14 1:20pm 7/04/14 1:20pm

A Brilliant Cover to Celebrate 50 Years of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain

It's 50 years since Lloyd Alexander published the first book in his amazing Prydain Chronicles series — and to celebrate, the first book is getting an utterly beautiful new cover. We've got the exclusive reveal of this lovely artwork, plus an exclusive essay by the book's new editor, Noa Wheeler. » 3/03/14 3:12pm 3/03/14 3:12pm

A Creepy, Enchanting First Look at Charlie Fletcher's The Oversight

Charlie Fletcher, author of the Stoneheart Trilogy, is about to publish his first fantasy novel for adults, and we've got an exclusive first look at the cover. The Oversight follows the last remaining members of a once-great organization that guarded the border between the worlds. Check out the first two chapters… » 2/05/14 12:33pm 2/05/14 12:33pm

Own the Lord of the Rings art Tolkien hated (and everyone else loved)

Right now, on eBay, you can buy Barbara Remington's original artworks that inspired the covers of the 1965 editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Tolkien loathed this artwork, with its surreal touches and loose connection to his story — but over at BoingBoing, Mark Dery explains why fans loved it. » 12/06/13 1:28pm 12/06/13 1:28pm

Frank Frazetta Like You've Never Seen Him Before!

Most of us are pretty familiar with the art of Frank Frazetta: his amazing Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrations. His original creation, the Death Dealer. And so much else. But you haven't really learned the story of Frank Frazetta, unless you've read a brand new book, Frank Frazetta: Art and Remembrances. » 10/28/13 11:02am 10/28/13 11:02am

What do you think this goblin is saying on Jim C. Hines' book cover?

We're stoked to present the first exclusive look at the cover for Jim C. Hines' new story collection, The Goblin Master's Grimoire. But when you see the full cover (below), you'll be left with a pressing question: What exactly is the goblin in the picture saying? Answer it, and you could win a signed copy of Hines'… » 10/04/13 1:18pm 10/04/13 1:18pm

Minimalist book cover art brings a new spark to these book classics

Even if you're tired of the "minimalist art" fad, these book covers are worth celebrating. For one thing, writer and graphic designer Nicolas Beaujouan has picked many of the greatest classics of science fiction and fantasy to illustrate anew. For another, there are some very clever choices here. » 9/24/13 12:56pm 9/24/13 12:56pm