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The Art of Michael Whelan by Michael Whelan
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Feb 14, 12

Not to judge a book by its cover, but as I would browse the sci-fi/fantasy section, for a time, I could count on a book with a Michael Whelan cover to point me to a good read. At present, that is a less dependable technique, what with the change in styles of covers tending towards photography and photoshop, but that's a moot point regarding this treasury of Michael Whelan's art.

I love his attention to detail, without taking an absolutely literal description from the pages of the book for which he's making cover art. He can make the scene on the cover tell you just what the book is about, without giving away the entirety of the story. It's tantalizing, and beautiful, and his personal works are gobsmackingly gorgeous. If you can get your hands on a copy of this, do so.

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