Here’s my piece for the Light Grey Art Lab’s incredibly fun Station Zero: Science Fiction Revisited show, opening this Friday!
My book was The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel Delany, and the cover was originally illustrated by Jack Gaughan for Ace publishing.
It’s actually a pretty captivating book. There’s lots to enjoy in this little post-apocalyptic story, from four-armed mutants with telepathic powers, to ancient gods harnessing the long-lost art of electricity.
I chose to depict the mysterious veiled White Goddess Argo on the cover, as the figurehead on the prow of a frigate. The story revolves around a lot of nautical themes at first, and I thought it would be cool to show this old ship in front of a ruined cityscape from a bygone age.
Check out the rest of the absolutely amazing covers here at the Light Grey site. And as always, they can all be purchased as prints!