Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art : A Collection of the Most Inspiring Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Illustrators in the World (Paperback)

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This book is an inside look into the creative world of masters of the genre--for the enthusiast, aspiring illustrators, and collectors. Includes strategies, techniques and inspiration of today''s established and up-and-coming artists.


Publisher Quarto Pub Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781592536757
SKU 217185932
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1592536751
Release Date 6/1/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 12H x 9L x 0.75T
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Joe Haldeman
Born in Oklahoma, Joe Haldeman grew up in a variety of places, ranging from Alaska to Puerto Rico. He earned a B.S. in astronomy at the University of Maryland in 1967. He was drafted into the Vietnam War that same year, and fought as a combat engineer. After he was discharged with a Purple Heart, he returned to school for graduate study but never finished his degree. He dropped out to write, and his first story, "Out of Phase," was published in 1969. Much of Haldeman's writing is based in some way on his experiences in the war, and his first novel, WAR YEAR (1972), was a way to address this issue. In 1975, THE FOREVER WAR was published to great acclaim, winning the Hugo and Nebula awards. That same year, he earned an M.F.A. in English from the Iowa Writers workshop. Haldeman has taught at various universities, including M.I.T., in addition to teaching classical guitar and coaching a fencing team. He has written numerous poems and short stories, which include award winners like "Tricentennial" (1976), "The Hemingway Hoax" (1990), "Graves" (1992) and "None So Blind" (1994). In addition to his novels, each volume of the Worlds trilogy was nominated for a Locus Magazine Reader's Poll Award. In 1997, Haldeman wrote a successful follow-up to FOREVER WAR, called FOREVER PEACE, which was also a multiple award winner.
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Editors Note With the continuing success of the genre in children’s and adult books, graphic novels, comic books, and blockbuster films—and the booming digital gaming industry—fantasy and science fiction have a large following of all ages. The visuals are a key component of all these media, and paintings and poster art are highly valued among collectors. This book is an inside look into the creative world of masters of the genre—both for the enthusiast, aspiring illustrators, and collectors. Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art takes an inside look at the strategies, techniques, and inspiration of today’s established and up-and-coming artists.
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