Russian artist Alex Andreev creates eerie images of haunted technology and otherworldly threats, from aliens to kaiju to chthonic monsters. The title image was the inspiration for a sci-fi short I am currently finishing, “They […]
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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 […]
Erasmus stuck Zen-ji at the top of the grand staircase for good reason. A ten-foot samurai in full armor, meditating cross-legged on a large dais: that sent a clear message—that, and the man-sized sword that […]
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 […]
While many of the fantastical works of Chinese artist Yintion Jiang are classically rendered, some look like photographs of technology that doesn’t exist yet. Fascinating! Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
Nio adjusted the heavy bag on her shoulder as she paced around the bus stop, stepping carefully over an icy sidewalk pockmarked in frozen footprints, like the fossil of a prehistoric riverbed. It was […]
On every planet I have lived, and in every time, there have always been women chasing the broken wastrel. They make no secret of it. In fact, the more a man sings of his pain, […]
Russian artist Alexey Egorov paints dark technological marvels as nightmares or religious icons, alternating between fear and veneration. Find a great deal more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
Paul Lehr (1930-1998) studied illustration at the prestigious Pratt Institute. His first sf cover – for the American edition of Jeffery Lloyd Castle’s Satellite E One (1954) – is a realistic depiction of the construction […]