Check out some of last year's coolest science fiction and fantasy art

Science fiction and fantasy books wouldn't be nearly as vital a part of our culture without their incredible cover illustrations and other artwork. And every year, the Chesley Awards celebrate the loveliest and most arresting artworks in the field. » 6/18/12 11:20am 6/18/12 11:20am

John Picacio for George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire, 2012…

A steampunk Wizard Of Oz and iconic Star Wars poster art win 2010…

Check out this steampunk Wizard Of Oz painting, complete with a very otherworldly field of "poppies!" It's just one of the amazing artworks that won this year's Chesley Awards for the best fantastical illustrations. More of our favorites below. » 8/06/10 4:07pm 8/06/10 4:07pm