The cover art for DRAGONWRITER, A TRIBUTE TO ANNE MCCAFFREY AND PERN was originally conceived in 1991 for her novel ALL THE WEYRS OF PERN.Anne often reminded readers that her Pern series were science fiction novels and this was a scene that she wished could be on the... The story involves genetic manipulation so I had fun finding ways to incorporate symbols of genetic biology into the decorative jewelry around the figure. This painting represents a hybrid of techniques for me. I did the original sketch in acrylic, scanned it into the... Cover art for a novel by Joan Vinge that takes place on the same world as THE SNOW & SUMMER QUEENS. Michael’s unusually simplified palette and great use of texture combined with the costuming should have made a great cover idea, but it was the result of too... Cover art for the third book in the Otherland series by Tad Williams, highly recommended by Michael Whelan.