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The painting is known as "The Dark Tower", by John Howe. Howe is one of the greatest Tolkien illustrators, and worked with Jackson on the movies' art direction. Originally painted in 1990 for the 1991 Tolkien Calendar, the image depicts Sauron's tower of Barad Dur, in Mordor, with a Lovecraftian spin (it was based on an early Lovecraft-inspired painting ...


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It's a depiction of the badge of the House of Elrond from the LotR films. This art piece depicting the badge comes from Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer. Image courtesy of The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring ELVEN INSIGNIA - Daniel Falconer These badges were used to represent the various Elven armies that might appear in the ...


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It looks to be The Witch King of Angmar and his fell beast chilling out outside Barad-Dur. The same image is on The Lord of The Rings' wiki with the title: John Howe - The Dark Tower


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Possibly The Visitors, by Clifford Simak?


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The picture used as the cover for 'Speaker for the Dead' is called "The Age of Pussyfoot". It was drawn by monumental space artist Jon Harris in 1969 and the title very closely mirrors a book by Frederick Pohl called "The Age of the Pussyfoot". The image was created as a bespoke image for the Pohl book, then simply re-used as a stock cover image for OSC's '...


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How many seasons have you seen of both shows? Spike is an important major character in both, at some points. Also, Spike's cool.


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Evident from his glowing eyes and silvery hair, it's Simon Williams aka Wonder-Man Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38 cover; click image to enlarge He appears later as well in the same issue: Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38 Page 5; click image to enlarge


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It sounds like the book you're after is Special Deliverance by Clifford D. Simak, originally published in 1982. The cover art was by Michael Whelan


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Left Hand Side: Jewel the Unicorn - The Last Battle Yellow and Green Rings - The Magician's Nephew Trufflehunter the Badger - Prince Caspian The Magician's Book - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Cair Paravel - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (First Appearance) Lucy's Cordial - The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe The Dawn Treader - The Voyage of the ...


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Special Deliverance by Clifford Simak?


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It appears to be a stylized version of a watercolour by J.R.R. Tolkien titled "Taniquetil": "Taniquetil" was painted in 1927, and depicts several elements (not all of which are included on the stylized cover): Most prominently, the mountain Taniquetil, highest of the mountains of the World and home of Manwë,Lord of the Valar: [A]bove all the mountains ...


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The images are by Marc Simonetti. The originals can be found on Marc's DeviantArt profile, in his Game of Thrones album. Image 1 - A Clash of Kings (French Cover) Titled, Tyrion in King's landing; Marc says that this is a depiction of Tyrion walking around King's Landing: This is the cover art for the second book of " a song of fire and ice" by George R....


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It's a Hanar on its back in the Fornax lounge. Note the coloration and similar shapes. The Hanar are a species resembling Earth's jellyfish and are one of the few non-bipedal Citadel races. Hanar are known for their intense politeness when speaking, and their strong religious beliefs regarding the Protheans, whom they refer to as "the Enkindlers".


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While I wasn't able to find the exact details, I found a pattern that seems to point to OSC books being given unrelated covers (on top of the well known and not-in-need-of-discussion trend of giving ALL SciFi/Fantasy books loosely-to-none-related covers :) From http://blog.endernews.com/2012/06/enders-game-cover-art-famous.html: The first edition of ...


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This is a troll, as described in the novel. Note the tusks, dreadlocks and glowing eyes, all of which are clearly visible in the picture above. Artemis was beyond amazement at this point, but even so, the sight of these magnificent carnivores preying on one another was enough to speed his heart up a few beats. He paused to study the nearest specimen. It was ...


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I think you're thinking of Anne McCaffrey's "Killashandra"; The second book in the Crystal Singer series. The main character is called a "Crystal singer" and makes money by finding and selling rare crystals.


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Cover of A Storm Of Swords It shows a dwarf man walking out of a castle. I think the man is Tyrion, it may indicate It could also symbolically indicate that now Tyrion is free of his loyalty to his family The cover might indicate one or both of these two things. Cover of A Feast For Crows The cover shows three people walking through wilderness and another ...


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I doubt anything is parodied as much as Action Comics #1, but Amazing Fantasy #15 (the first appearance of Spider-Man) is pretty iconic, too. This page shows several:


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Could it be Harry Turtledove's Out of the Darkness? The cover seems to match your description. It was published in 2005. THE CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION OF A WORLD WAR As the Derlavian War rages into its last and greatest battles, allied nations maneuver for advantage over one another in the postwar world. But before that time can come, the forces of Algarve, ...


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Ira Levin's (Rosemary's Baby) "This Perfect Day" (1970) is a dystopian novel with the hero Li RM35M4419, nicknamed "Chip" (as in "chip off the old block") by his nonconformist grandfather Jan, is a typical child Member who, through a mistake in genetic programming, has one green eye. Through his grandfather's encouragement, he learns how to play a ...


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Jesus or Mary crushing a snake with his/her foot is a fairly common theme in religious illustration in Western art. The snake generally represents evil, Satan, or people who talk at the theater. I particularly like this one by Caravaggio: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_and_Child_with_St.Anne(Dei_Palafrenieri) In-universe, Shepherd doesn't overtly ...


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Unlike a lot of book covers that are just loosely based on a general idea of what happens in the book, this is a specific scene from the book's prologue. In general, this is Galina talking to Perrin in his camp. They're discussing the Shaido at Malden. The Scene This is Perrin's tent, in his camp near Malden. In the prologue, Galina is captured by Gaul and ...


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It is Dalinar in the foreground, and Eshonai in the background. From a reading that Brandon Sanderson did way back when: I’ve been reading from the viewpoint of someone named Eshonai at other readings I’ve done last week. And Eshonai is Parshendi. If you’ve read the Way of Kings, those who have, Eshonai is actually the character on the cover. Someone ...


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The cover picture is a ripoff from the cover of the book Drunkard's Walk by Frederick Pohl: The artwork is by the artist John Harris, and its title is also Drunkard's Walk. It appears on Harris's website here; see also here. So it's unlikely that the items in the picture are meant to denote anything from Ender's Game, maybe not even anything specific - it's ...


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Maybe "The Beast" by A.E. Van Vogt or "Farnham's Freehold" by Heinlein. There were editions of both with the same cover art:


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I believe that the characters are (from left to right on the original cover) Lythande, Hanse Shadowspawn, and (perhaps surprisingly) Prince Kadakithis. Since the three of them are present right from the very first cover, they must be characters who appeared in the original Thieves' World anthology. And those three characters are naturally emblematic of the ...


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The ISFDb page for Andrei Konstantinovich Sokolov (Андрей Константинович Соколов) does not list "In the Ring of Saturn" as one of the works that have been published as cover art.


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I knew Eric very well from 1978 to about 1990-91. I last saw Eric Ladd in the early 1990s. He had long dropped out of cover art, by the mid 80s, and went into more private and kind of abstract fine art work whilst he worked days for the State of Rhode Island on construction sites for the Division of Highways (I would say this was about 1993). I knew he was ...


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I think it is because the cover art Netflix uses comes from the DVD cover art for a season box set for each show. The cover art they use for Angel is from the season 5 DVD. The cover art they use for Buffy is the season 5 DVD. Here is Angel Season 5 cover art on Amazon: and here is the Buffy cover art for season 5 I believe these are the same images ...


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I met Eric around 1989-90 (I also met his sister who was the model for the cover of "The Northern Girl". At the time he was moving away from that type of fantasy art and more into bikers and flames, skulls type of thing. He had an awesome painting of Frodo and Sam on the steps of Cirith Ungol which I bought from him. It has been in my possession for over 25 ...


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