Friday, December 18, 2009

Three Travelers

This image isn't the best-preserved in my archives, but it's colorful. I titled it "The Three Travelers" and showed it at a Balticon (Baltimore's annual science fiction convention) in 1987. This is the kind of space picture that's good for entertainment only; it contains no educational message about space nor is it accurate in its depiction of a nebula or possible real space ships. Science fiction has changed in the last twenty years. It seems to me that it's less about scientific speculation and tales of space and more about alternate universe nostalgia. The findings of current science seem to point away from making real any of the interstellar adventures that old-style science fiction celebrated. But alternate universe nostalgia's fine with me.

"The Three Travelers" is acrylic on illustration board, 7" x 10, April 1987.

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