An Amazing Collection of "War of the Worlds" Book Covers

One of the most widely-read science fiction novels across the globe, H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds has been in print continuously since the late nineteenth century. And it's had a lot of book covers: artistic, fancy, pulpy, and just plain strange. Now, over at Chez Zeus, there's a collection of over 100 (and growing)… » 6/25/08 9:28am 6/25/08 9:28am

Ian Miller's Geometrically-Exact Surrealism

Welcome to The Jewels of Aptor, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's biweekly column on art and the fantastic. Ian Miller would've been cool even if he hadn't worked on Ralph Bakshi's underrated movie Cool World. The UK native has produced a distinctive body of SF artwork over the last thirty years, sometimes pulling collage and… » 5/16/08 9:00am 5/16/08 9:00am

The Earliest Days of Babylon 5 in Pictures

Here's an amazing image from the pre-history of 1990s political space opera Babylon 5, when the set for the space station's main corridor had first been built and the techs were testing out stage lighting in it. This just got posted by Mojo, a visual effects artist who works on Battlestar Galactica and used to work… » 5/06/08 11:39am 5/06/08 11:39am