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We ALL love spaceships don't we? Even if they aren't real.

The Artful Collector: On Collecting Illustration Art that Isn’t . ....

The artful collector talks about illustrations, and the blurred line between private and commercial art.

The Artful Collector: On Illustrators and their “Fine Art”

A look at "fine art" from SF/F illustrators.

The Artful Collector: Death, Doom and Gloom Strikes Again!

Jane Frank takes us through the stages of mourning for book covers.

The Artful Collector: Art Hierarchies #3: Art Done for Love is...

The more we detect fake sentiment or emotion, or (in our case) pandering to a love of dragons and wizards - as opposed to honest "self-expression" - the less we are going to care whether "just for the love of it" was the reason for creation

That Sense of Wonder

One of the things that the best science fiction does is to evoke a sense of wonder in its readers. The best science fiction should open our eyes to possibilities and make us think about our place in the universe, in space or in time.

The Artful Collector: Another Question from my Archives: Will They Still...

A collector asked me last year: Watching Heritage and other auctions for the past couple of years, it seems that the artwork and books that...

I Dreamed I Saw the Silver Spaceships

When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may...