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First published in 1997, Mirage took the fantasy world on a whirlwind tour, introducing us to paintings so bold, so provocative and superb that it became a major success. This astounding volume showcases alluring paintings of sensuous women and strong men, set against mythical, otherworldly backgrounds, and contains over 40 color and black and white illustrations, as well ...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published July 13th 2001 by Running Press (first published 1982)
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Not a collection of book covers, but full-page color paintings, most of which are kind of soft-porny. Some interesting text by the artist about his work, and some less-than-inspiring poetry written by his wife to accompany all the boobalicious lamias and succubi.
Mar 04, 2012 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some rather stunning erotic fantasy images by this Peruvian-born artist, featuring nubile young ladies, some gents and a few snakes, dragons and the like.

There is a foreword by Doris (not to be confused with Boris) Vallejo that goes into some detail of how the artist creates his paintings but more interesting is the lengthy introduction by the artist himself.

He explains his way of working, how it would not suit everyone and a most salient point when he writes, 'Furthermore, if you avoid risks, i
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Updated edition.
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Mar 07, 2010 T.L. Wood rated it it was amazing
This book is another fine example of his amazing talent! This man’s artwork is unbelievable! He is one of my favorite fantasy artists and I never grow tired of his work. Although a lot of the artwork is from the early 80’s through the 90’s it does not disappoint none the less. Most of the work in this book is very sensual and provocative, but tastefully done.
Jan 04, 2009 Charles rated it it was amazing
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I have an earlier edition of this, from 1982. I'm not even sure it's the same book. Mine is published by Ballantine and includes poetry by Doris Vallejo. I think the poetry compliments the imagery very well.
Oct 01, 2011 Briana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Royo fans and Fantasy Lovers. Also if you like porn, this book is for you.
Recommended to Briana by: Secretmarsgirl
This artist is similar to Luis Royo in some ways. Be warned, this book is basically soft porn. There were some elements of sex with evil, which I hate. Overall, I just did not like it. Plain and simple.
Nov 29, 2007 Foxthyme rated it it was amazing
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I have the 1982 edition. Different cover. This will stay on my shelf always. Boris is an astounding artist.
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Boris Vallejo is a Peruvian-born American painter. He immigrated to the United States in 1964, and he currently resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Vallejo works almost exclusively in the fantasy and erotica genres. His paintings have graced the covers of dozens of science fiction paperbacks and are featured in a series of best-selling glossy calendars. Subjects of his paintings are typically Swor ...more
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