Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art profiles and celebrates the work of today’s leading practitioners of art of the fantastic, as well as a handful of gifted newcomers from around the globe. The range and impact of their work is both inspiring and far-reaching. These 28 masters have created images for television, movies, gaming, museum exhibits, theme park rides, and every area of publishing. Some of the artists featured only employ traditional painting techniques, while others use only digital methods, and many more blend the mediums to create their fantastical images. Each artist discusses his/her influences and techniques as well as offering tips to beginning artists. Science Fiction Grandmaster and Hugo Award–winning author Joe Haldeman contributes a foreword. Artists, science fiction fans, and art collectors will appreciate the outstanding artwork featured here.
Featured artists include:
—Kinuko Y. Craft
—Dan Dos Santos
Karen Haber is the author of nine novels, including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts, and co-author of Science of the X-Men. She is a Hugo Award nominee, nominated for Meditations on Middle Earth, an essay collection celebrating J. R. R. Tolkien. Her short fiction has appeared in many publications, including Asimov's and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Haber's non-fiction work includes Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present, a collection of essays by leading science fiction writers and artists; Kong Unbound, an original anthology; and Transitions: Todd Lockwood, a book-length retrospective of the artist's work. She reviews art books for Locus Magazine and profiles artists for Realms of Fantasy Magazine and other publications. She lives in Oakland, CA. Visit her web site at http://www.karenhaber.com.
Joe Haldeman is an award-winning science fiction novelist. He is best known for The Forever War, which Ridley Scott is currently adapting for the big screen. The Forever War and Forever Peace both won the Nebula and Hugo Awards. Haldeman¹s most recent novels include Starbound, Marsbound, The Accidental Time Machine, and Camouflage. He received the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2010. He currently rotates between residing in Gainesville, Florida and Cambridge, Massachusetts.