Monday, December 5, 2011

 Review: Art of Imagination: 20th Century Visions of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy

Art of Imagination is an eleven pound, 768 page book of glorious information and artwork. It is a monster of a book (10.25 x 13.25 x 2.25)which allows for near actual size reproductions of various covers. The presentation, color, text is outstanding and guaranteed to last a good long time.

I simply cannot stress enough how beautiful this book is and along with it's good looks, it is very informative.

If you can find a copy (plentiful online), buy it, read it, share it and cherish it. This is heard a lot, but Art of Imagination truly is a must have book for the fans of everything fiction and art.

Title: Art of Imagination: 20th Century Visions of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy
Author(s): Frank M Robinson, Robert E Weinberg, Randy Broecker
Cover Art: Alex Schomburg
Publisher:  Collector's Press Inc
Publication Date:  2002
Pages:  768
ISBN-10:  1888054727

Art of Imagination is a compilation of three published books;
Science Fiction of the 20th Century - Frank M Robinson
Horror of the 20th Century - Robert E Weinberg
Fantasy of the 20th Century - Randy Broecker
Review: Hellucination: A Memoir by Stephen Biro.

Hellucination is a book like no other and is a bit hard to categorize. There is some horror, a touch of auto-biography, some fantasy and above all, a bizarro tale of one man's trip to discover himself and to answer the big there someone watching over us?

I admit to having a hard time describing the book without giving too much away and I don't like spoiler reviews. All I can say is that you really need to read Hellucination. It is an intriguing and trippy story that will leave you wondering about yourself and the great cosmos around us.

Highly recommended.

Title: Hellucination: A Memoir
Author: Stephen Biro
Artwork: Duncan Long
Limited Edition Artwork: Jason Hicks
Publisher: Unearthed Books
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 165
ISBN-10:  1466386819
ISBN-13: 978-1466386815