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Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials Great Aliens from Science Fiction LiteratureThe extraterrestrials are here One man has seen themWayne Dougles Barlowe's brilliant portraits of science fiction creatures are the An incredible bestiary with one deep flaw that gets less worrisome by the year You will see scarlet lion centaur vagina; if that's a deal breaker leave nowIts my favorite format beastie on one side info on the other I'll use this pic of my favorite alien in the book as an example Man thanks for leaving such a good description of your starfish socialist slavelords for Barlowe Howie Barlowe gives that level of care to everything in the book although most species only get one or two pullout picturesThe selection still holds up after all these years Big names like the Guild Steersman the Thing I used this art in a 7th grade reading passage and Solaris share the roster with species I've never heard of What amazes me about all this research is the youth of the author Take a look at the whippersnapper's painting in the size comparison chart Seriously dude made this famous masterpiece at twenty one That’s incredibleSo let's go to that issueThis book would have been massively spoilerific at the time it came out For instance the Overlord from Childhood's End looks wonderful but their appearance is a major mystery for a uarter of the book Hell the notes on their society is information the reader only gleams in the last thirty pagesMoving through the book you never know when that's the case A race like the Overlords is treated exactly like a race that cameos in a short story Reading this might ruin some surprises for classic SFAnd I don't think that's a bad thing anyHear me outImagine a world in which Star Wars is basically forgotten So the best moment in Reign of FireNow picture a fan who runs across the I am your father scene Yes they've been spoiled but they now actually want to experience something that they never suspected existedA lot of these books have become obscure regardless of the amount of Hugos or Nebulas they've snagged I keep this book on my classroom shelf hoping that the kids who read it are intrigued enough to track down one of the books mentioned within Regardless of the spoilers this book is worth it Even with the lion centaur vaginaOne other interesting tidbit there was some kind of dust up over whether Dougal Dixon plagiarized a design for Man After Man An Anthropology of the Future from the sketches in the back of the book I own both books and I’ve never been able to find the connection Anyone who knows please leave a hint in the comments

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Nd at hand observations of each entity's habits behavioral patterns environment and cultureWayne Douglas Barlowe has been that close Interesting to see Summers' take on established creatures in SF especially when I have my own images of them but overall a fun work to look at

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Free eBook ↠ ePub Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials ã Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature Ê Wayne Barlowe î The extraterrestrials are here One man has seen themWayne Dougles Barlowe's brilliant portraits of science fiction creatuResult of exacting studies made during a lifetime in the field He now presents anatomical drawings cutaway and locomotive studies a I found this book when I was still uite a young sci fi fan in the bookstore Mythology that used to be across the street from the American Museum of Natural History in New York At the time I had neither read nor heard of any of the stories that were the source material for Barlowe's artistic depictions of xenomorphs Today I've read a few and seen many less imaginative efforts at depicting non human beings Barlowe is to be commended for staying away from humanoid aliens that simply confirm Gaia centric biases and looking for the truly strange beasts that populate the outer edges of science fiction His Lovecraft depiction I believe was the first I had ever seen and remains for me the standard by which others are judged As a kid these images and descriptions were like a trip to the galactic zoo and they inspired many games in which I envisioned the various creatures herein interacting fighting or living their alien lives Today it reminds me of the power and imagination of first encounters with sci fi