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Decades of science fiction magazine cover art

Oh, this is yummy: a gallery of cover art from Astounding/Analog, going back to 1930 (that's the cover from April, 1930, to the left).(Via SF Signal.)

Posted by Edward Willett at 15:34, June 28th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »

The full cover for my new novel, Marseguro…

...arrived via FedEx today, along with the page proofs which I must now carefully proofread and get back to DAW by October 26. Woo-hoo!Here's the full cover:The blurb above the title reads "Can the hidden colony of Marseguro survive rediscovery?" And here's the back copy:Marseguro, a water world far distant from Earth, is home to a small colony of unmodified humans known as landlings and to the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modified human DNA. For seventy years the Selkies and the unmodified landlings have dwelled together in peace, safe from pursuit by ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:24, October 3rd, 2007 under Blog | 3 Comments »

What is science fiction?" A definitive answer at last!

John C. Wright* nails down the ever-pesky definition of science fiction:Science Fiction is that genre of cognitive estrangement in a post-Gothic mode, utilizing a willing suspension of disbelief, transcending anthropocentricism and temporal provincialism, where spacemen, raygun in fist, soar through outer space with a glamorous brunette Space-Babes in their brawny arms. He offers extensive pictorial proof. And I'm pleased to say the cover of Marseguro, with a brunette Space-Babe (OK, she has gills, but still) on the cover (in a skin-tight wetsuit!) being at least peripherally menaced by a giant robot (it's on the back of the book, but close enough), definitely qualifies it as science fiction.Whew. That's a relief!*Founder of the Space Princess Movement, of ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:17, June 20th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »

Cover art for Terra Insegura!

DAW just sent me a sneak peek at the cover art for Terra Insegura, my next novel, due out in May. The cover's by Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere (who was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award this year). It's completely different from the Steve Stone-created cover of Marseguro, but I like it!Now I REALLY have to finish those revisions...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:31, November 5th, 2008 under Blog | 5 Comments »

What is science fiction?" A definitive answer at last!

John C. Wright* nails down the ever-pesky definition of science fiction:Science Fiction is that genre of cognitive estrangement in a post-Gothic mode, utilizing a willing suspension of disbelief, transcending anthropocentricism and temporal provincialism, where spacemen, raygun in fist, soar through outer space with a glamorous brunette Space-Babes in their brawny arms. He offers extensive pictorial proof. And I'm pleased to say the cover of Marseguro, with a brunette Space-Babe (OK, she has gills, but still) on the cover (in a skin-tight wetsuit!) being at least peripherally menaced by a giant robot (it's on the back of the book, but close enough), definitely qualifies it as science fiction.Whew. That's a relief!*Founder of the Space Princess Movement, of ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:17, June 20th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »

Terra Insegura revisions complete!

Whee! I just emailed the revised manuscript of Terra Insegura to my editor, Sheila Gilbert, at DAW Books. It's much better than the original version, thanks, as always, to Sheila's excellent editorial input. So now you can look for it on schedule on May 5, with that amazing Stephan Martinere cover. (Oh, look, there it is over at the left!)Closer to release date I'll post the complete first chapter. For now, here's a teaser: the first three paragraphs...Bump.Emily Wood jerked awake in the pilot's chair of the tiny sub, heart pounding. Her eyes flicked over the control panel, searching for red ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 5:50, December 6th, 2008 under Blog | 2 Comments »

Part 1 of an interview with Stephan Martiniere, the cover artist for Terra Insegura…

...be found here.And just as a reminder, here's that cover art again!

Posted by Edward Willett at 14:57, April 9th, 2009 under Blog | 1 Comment »

What is science fiction?" A definitive answer at last!

John C. Wright* nails down the ever-pesky definition of science fiction:Science Fiction is that genre of cognitive estrangement in a post-Gothic mode, utilizing a willing suspension of disbelief, transcending anthropocentricism and temporal provincialism, where spacemen, raygun in fist, soar through outer space with a glamorous brunette Space-Babes in their brawny arms. He offers extensive pictorial proof. And I'm pleased to say the cover of Marseguro, with a brunette Space-Babe (OK, she has gills, but still) on the cover (in a skin-tight wetsuit!) being at least peripherally menaced by a giant robot (it's on the back of the book, but close enough), definitely qualifies it as science fiction.Whew. That's a relief!*Founder of the Space Princess Movement, of ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 15:17, June 20th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »

SF Signal book cover smackdown includes Terra Insegura

John DeNardo over at SF Signal is running a Book Cover Smackdown--and the Stephan Martiniere cover for Terra Insegura is one of them.So which do you like best of these three? Terra Insegura by...me! (Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere)...

Posted by Edward Willett at 8:17, April 16th, 2009 under Blog | Comment now »

A month of Terra Insegura/Marseguro give-aways begins today!

Tomorrow's the big day when Terra Insegura officially hits bookstore shelves, and  so, with great fanfare, I announce the Great Terra Insegura Book Give-Away Contest, twin to the very successful Marseguro give-away I ran when that book came out--except with one great exception: this time, I'm giving books to two people every week for the next month. Here's how it works. To enter, all you have to do is either (a) leave a comment below (with a valid e-mail address) telling me you'd like to enter or (b) email me at edward(at)edwardwillett.com to that effect (use "Terra Insegura" as the subject to be sure I don't miss it). This ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 10:47, May 4th, 2009 under Blog | 49 Comments »