(Art) The Far-flung Worlds of Fred Gambino

Space traveler hovers inside a floating portal

Art by Fred Gambino, a suited space traveler hovers inside a floating portal

UK artist and illustrator Fred Gambino makes classic sci-fi art, but with modern tools and sensibilities. His images of space travel, alien worlds, asteroid mining, and wars between interstellar empires have been used on book covers, for Charles Stross and others, and as concept art for films, such as Thor: Ragnarok.

His panoramic painting of the surface of the planet Trantor, from Asimov’s “Foundation” series, was split into six covers and, when recombined, is especially stunning — see below.

You can find more by the artist on his ArtStation.