If you were a young woman between 1930 and 1960, there was apparently a worrying non-zero chance you’d end up as an experiment inside a giant glass tube. As a visual trope, the glass tube […]
I’ve been writing lately about how cyberpunk at 40 is becoming quaint and anachronistic but that most don’t see it because that’s the narrative of the future that most appeals. (There’s even a big computer […]
Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen produced these illustrations for exhibit in 1911 called The Book of Death. Unlike his other work, they were never published in a book.
The Art of Feast of Shadows For every book I write, I collect a gallery. Some of these images I found before I started composing and so influenced the output. Others I stumbled upon later […]
Ejiwa Ebenebe, who goes by the nickname “Edge,” is an illustrator based out of British Columbia whose subjects, often young women of color, occupy positions of power and mystery in fantasia-like settings, where they stare […]
The occult and dark fantasy photographs of Finnish artist Aki Pitkänen, AKA Narikka Photography, are so realistic and well-composed that it’s hard to believe they’re not paintings. Several of the artist’s images have inspired elements […]
When built by nature or built by man, Gil Gorski’s subjects are imagined hyper-spaces, teeming like kaleidoscopic refractions of themselves. Find the artist on his website.
Ignace-Gaston Pardies was a 17th century French Jesuit physical scientist known as an insightful critic of Newton’s early experiments on light and as one of the earliest proponents of a wave theory of light. Although […]
Given my well-documented love for doors, I of course have to share the work of Philip Byers of Fayetteville, AR, whose magic portals capture everything fantastical about thresholds. As I’ve said many times, every door […]
The rich sci-fi concept art of Allen Wei is just something you have to see on a big screen to appreciate. His detailed images of spaceships, megafactories, and alien temples seem almost like photographs. Find […]