Barlowe, Wayne Douglas; Summers, Ian; Meacham, Beth / Barlowe's guide to extraterrestrials
Author Barlowe, Wayne Douglas
Summers, Ian
Meacham, Beth
Title Barlowe's guide to extraterrestrials
Edition 2nd ed.
Publish Date 1987
Publisher Workman Publishing
ISBN 0894805002
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # NC975.5.B36A4 1987
Subject Barlowe, Wayne Douglas
Science fiction--Illustrations
Illustration of books--United States--20th century
Life on other planets
Synopsis Wayne Douglas Barlowe is the John James Audubon of otherworld creatures.  He has spent years observing extraterrestrials in their natural habitats, identifying and illustrating entities from the works of science fiction authors Poul Anderson, Stanislaw Lem, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, and more.  Barlowe has documented each et's distinguishing physical characteristics, history, habits, and rituals -- from schematics revealing the complex mating behaviour of Piers Anthony's Polarian to those showing the life cycle of James Blish's Lithian.
This first guide to extraterrestrial, illustrated by Barlowe and written and produced by Ian Summers, is comprehensive and accurate -- with 150 full-colour portraits and details of the most incredible aliens anyone may ever see.  Including: James White's Cinruss, Alan Dean Foster's Tran, Robert Silverberg's Sulidor, Ursula K. Le Guin's Athshean, C.J. Cherryh's Regul, Madeleine L'Engle's Ixchel, A.E. van Vogt's Ixtl.  As a special feature, the artist has also contributed thirty pages from his personal sketchbook of close-up studies and works in progress.