Space Wars: Worlds and Weapons by Steven Eisler Hardcover Sci-Fi Art Book.

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  • Sold Date: Aug 02, 2012
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Space Wars: Worlds and Weapons by Steven Eisler Hardcover Sci-Fi Art Book.
This is a great hardcover book of sci-fi artwork and stories from 1979. The book is in very good condition, with some wear to the dust jacket, but the pages have very little. The artwork is mostly oil paintings, no computer graphics here!
Review: Written by Steven Eisler with a foreword by Chris Foss, this book is divided into seven headings: Foreword, Space Vehicles, Interplanetary Wars and Weapons, Fantastic Creatures, Fantasy, Worlds Apart, Glossary. There are a large number of images in the 96-page long book, covering the subjects mentioned in the headings. These have a small amount of accompanying text describing the scene, which is based on the authors own future background. The main body of the text is quite different, it discusses different sci-fi and fantasy books detailing a short description of the story. The stories and books discussed (with the authors own interpretation) are by leading SF authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, E. E. 'Doc' Smith and Robert Silverberg, amongst numerous others. The style of Eislers writing is from a more 'grown up' perspective (choosing the word 'adult' may give the wrong impression!) and the text flows from one description to another without getting bogged
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