Art

The art of speculative fiction.

The Fantastical Art of Christopher Balaskas

Christopher Balaskas is a conceptual artist born in Worcester, Massachusetts, currently based in Jamestown, New York.  He works in both traditional and digital media, and is currently an instructor at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts as well as a freelance concept illustrator. …

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The Dystopian Art of Nivanh Chanthara

The Art of Nivanh Chanthara

Nivanh Chanthara is currently a concept artist at Eidos Montreal, working on undisclosed next generation projects.  You may (or may not) know him for this conceptual work on Eidos’ critically acclaimed smash hit Deus Ex: Human Revolution. His concept art career has …

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The Haunting Art of Simon Stalenhag

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Simon Stalenhag is an illustrator and conceptual artist from Stockholm, Sweden.  As most great artists do, he started drawing early.  With encouragement from his grandfather, who was an advertising illustrator, he first started drawing at age 4 using supplies lent to …

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Too Much in the Son

Heavens Throne by Pat Presley

With the discussion of the blockade put behind them, an unfortunate and untimely inheritance from his recently departed brother, Claudius bent an eye to Laertes, the son of his most loyal steward Polonius. “Come Laertes ascend the steps at my side, I …

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Review: The Red Wing

I’m not really sure how to approach this review, as I want to provide some form of justification for giving this book such a low score.  As a long time reader of books I approach them expecting a certain level …

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I Drink Your Milkshake by Al Brady

I Drink Your Milkshake by Al Brady

Bloody hell there’s a lot going on in this piece of concept art that is in the best tradition of space opera!  Some sort of enormous world building satellite rig is orbiting a gas giant that probably makes Jupiter look …

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Broken Worlds by Daniel Tyka

Broken Worlds by Daniel Tyka

Dogs didn’t live long in the Tangle, the Spire didn’t allow it.  They were a “burden” on the system.  But Crab had somehow defied the odds, somehow avoided the culling, and thrived in the shadows.  Ophelia looked down at her …

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