Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials: Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature

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The extraterrestrials are here. One man has seen them.

In his classic guide, Wayne Douglas Barlow's brilliant portraits bring to life 50 aliens from science fiction literature: Larry Niven's Thrint and his Puppeteer, Arthur C. Clarke's Overlord, Frank Herbert's Steersman, Robert Silverberg's Sulidor and more. Humanoids, insectoids, reptillians-even protoplasmic, gaseous and crystalline life forms-are all faithfully and naturalistically ...

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Overview


The extraterrestrials are here. One man has seen them.

In his classic guide, Wayne Douglas Barlow's brilliant portraits bring to life 50 aliens from science fiction literature: Larry Niven's Thrint and his Puppeteer, Arthur C. Clarke's Overlord, Frank Herbert's Steersman, Robert Silverberg's Sulidor and more. Humanoids, insectoids, reptillians-even protoplasmic, gaseous and crystalline life forms-are all faithfully and naturalistically depicted so that you can now visualize what could only before be imagined.

Plus a special section taken directly from the artist's personal sketchbook, featuring renderings, notes and locomotive studies.

"Barlowe awes me. It's a breathtaking job of extending the author's vision . . ."-from the foreword by Robert Silverberg

"The illustrated field guide to extraterrestrials that every lover of science fiction must have."-The Brothers Hildebrandt

"Any science fiction reader would enjoy receiving this as a gift.-Science Fiction Chronicle

"Remarkable . . . The artist's imagination proves fully equal to the reader's own mental picture of these varied denizens."-ALA Booklist

A Hugo Award Nominee

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894803246
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author


Wayne Douglas Barlowe is the John James Audubon of otherworld creatures. He attended the Art Students League and Cooper Union, and apprenticed in the exhibition department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. His illustrations have been seen on myriad paperback books, and appear in Tomorrow and Beyond. He is also the author of the Hugo-award-nominated Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, now with over 267,000 copies in print.
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Table of Contents


PREFACE by Ian Summers

FOREWORD by Robert Silverberg

INTRODUCTION by Wayne Barlowe

Abyormenite

Athshean

Black Cloud

Chulpex

Cinruss

Cryer

Cygnan

Cygnostik

Czill

Demon

Demu

Dextran

Dilbian

Dirdir

Garnishee

Gowachin

Guild Steersman

Ishtarian

Ixchel

Ixtl

Lithian

Master

Medusan

Merseian

Mesklinite

Mother

Old Galactic

Old One

Overlord

Pnume

Polarian

Puppeteer

Radiate

Regul

Riim

Ruml

Salaman

Sirian

Slash

Soft One

Solaris

Sulidor

The Thing

Thrint

Tran

Tyreean

Uchjinian

Vegan

Velantian

Sketchbook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    I wish Barlowe had covered more creatures of Sci-Fi

    than he covered in this book. No doubt, this work is an excellent reference and ' gave flesh,' to the many aliens and monsters from stories I've read, such as The Masters from John Christopher's THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. The illustrations are detailed and colorful, with descriptions of the being's habits and enviroment. The only complaint I have, is that Mr. Barlowe failed to include more creatures of Classical Sci-Fi, such as H.G. Well's Martians and Morlocks. Also, we only saw the Guild Steersman from one of Frank Hurbert's DUNE books. Why were there not illustrations of creatures from his other works, such as Hooded Dashers from THE JESUS INCIDENT? I definitely would have liked to have seen them within these pages. Maybe Barlowe has a second work in mind for the creatures I mentioned above and more. I certainly hope so. Overall, a good book with fantastic artwork.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    great book

    it is an enlightening book that lets you see an intrepretation of what some of the extraterrestrials looked like. For example Arthur Clarke's Overlord from Childhood's end

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