You may not know the name John Harris right off the bat, but, odds are, if you’ve read much science fiction in the latter part of the 20th Century, you’re familiar with his work. A renowned artist in his own right, he is most known for illustrating the covers for countless sci-fi book going back as far as the 1970s. His newest project is something a little different. The Art of John Harris: Beyond the Horizon collects his paintings, both those that decorated the jackets of genre novels, as well as stand alone pieces, and this is definitely something that you should be proud to display on coffee table.
Harris’ work has appeared on countless book covers, including sci-fi legends like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card, Ben Bova, and John Scalzi, who actually wrote an introduction to Beyond the Horizon. And those are just a few of the notable names he’s worked with. Most of his paintings employ a traditional English Romantic style, instead of pastoral landscapes and domestic scenes, however, he imagines other worlds, interstellar spacecraft, and bases on the surface of distant alien planets.