A C.S. Friedman novel about an unusually talented outcast girl trying to make her way through a complex, hostile universe full of bizarre aliens and double-dealing humans. Michael played up the “everyone is out to get me” aspect of the story and enjoyed... In his Otherland series, Tad Williams has transported readers to a perilous “virtual world” of the imagination where anyone’s fantasy can be made real. Science fiction artists are often called upon to portray ideas and themes that have no basis in reality (i.e., time travel, mind control, hyperspace, etc.) in their paintings. When Michael decided to do this scene for the cover to Joan Vinge’s evocative... A sophisticated blend of science fiction and fantasy, Tad Williams’ Otherland virtual reality storyline offers a vast playground of the imagination – and who better to play there than Michael Whelan? The Girl Who Heard Dragons is a collection of Anne McCaffrey’s short fantasy and science fiction, mostly published in various magazines or anthologies. The title novella is part of the Dragonrider of Pern series, but the rest of the works are not. Since Michael was... No hidden meaning or deep philosophical intent this time-just a fun book cover. A chance to depict an exciting scene and interesting characters. A beautiful Michael Whelan cover painting for Larry Niven’s novel of the same name. Once again we are treated to a cover that beckons the person walking by to pick up the book, but the painting also contains symbols and meanings for the careful reader to enjoy. Essentially the book is about the changes the main character goes through. Note the... One of the first Whelan covers that would be reproduced with 1/2 the books like this, and the painting flopped on the other half of the the print run. He has always wondered which one sold better-the one with the human on the front cover, or the alien?