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Book Title: The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal|
The author of the book: Jim Burns
ISBN 13: 9781781168448
Edition: Titan Books
Date of issue: September 30th 2014
Format files: PDF
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A new collection of art from one of the UK’s most acclaimed sci-fi artists featuring everything, from his initial sketches to his final works and published book covers. Includes covers from the SF greats – Greg Bear, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, Oson Scott Card, John Meaney, Ricardo Pinto, Peter F Hamilton, and Timothy Zahn and many more.
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Read information about the authorLibrarian note: There is more than one author by is name. This is Illustrator Jim Burns predominantly in Science Fiction and Science Fiction erotica genres.
Jim Burns (born April 10, 1948) is a Welsh artist born in Cardiff, Wales. In 1966 he joined the Royal Air Force, but soon thereafter he left and signed up at the Newport School of Art for a year's foundation course. After that, he went on to complete a 3-year Diploma in Art and Design at St. Martin's School of Art in London. When he left St. Martin's in 1972 he had already joined the recently established illustration agency Young Artists. He has been with this agency, later renamed Arena, ever since.
He is a contemporary British science fiction illustrator. His work mostly deals with science fiction with erotic overtones. His paintings are generally intricate photo-realistic works of beautiful women set against advanced machines and spaceships. While his preparatory sketches are more erotically focused, his final works and published book covers have a more academic tone portraying far off and imaginary worlds.
Apart from book and game covers, Burns briefly worked with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner, and his illustrations and paintings comprise much of the book Mechanismo by Harry Harrison. He has also had books of his own works published, including Lightship, Planet Story (written by Harry Harrison), Transluminal, and Imago.
Burns won the Hugo award for best professional artist three times and has also been awarded 12 BSFA awards. Well regarded in fandom, he was artist guest of honour at the 1987 Worldcon.
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