Friday, August 10, 2007
The Wonders of the Art Found in Spectrum
I should be getting ready to go away this weekend, but I received part of my prize from the Once Upon a Time Challenge, and I have been sitting here staring at pictures instead of getting ready! So, I am supposed to leave soon and I have not even changed out of my pjs! You would think I would be doing so right now, but I had to share my delights before doing so. Part of my prize was the Spectrum 13 book edited by Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner. I saw it listed as part of my prize, but I had never heard of it before. This morning, I got the thrill of tearing off the plastic, which meant that the book still had that lovely new book smell! The cover is fantastic, it is called Prometheus and was apparently done for Asimov's SF. For those that might not know who Asimov is, he is an author. I have not got to him yet, but he is pretty high up in science fiction writing, and has a tonne of books. (I, Robot, the movie with Will Smith, was based on one of his books, actually.)
Anyways, the pictures in this book are amazing. Some I had seen before, and some I had not, so I cannot wait to have the time to really look at this book. I seriously need to go get ready, but this is one of my favourite pictures in the book on the left. It is called The Mists of Avalon and was drawn by Doug Beekman. I will have more 'eye-candy' next week when I have the time to actually read the whole thing.
Thanks very much to Carl for introducing me to something so great! The other stuff I got was great too, but I will wait until it is all here to share next week.