Monday, February 27, 2012
This lovely and graceful painting by John Schoenherr for the cover of the first ACE paperback edition of Frank Herbert's Dune is awesome, in every sense of that word. The scene goes right to the core theme of the novel, about the puny nature of man in a powerful rugged and truly awe-inspiring ecology.
The original Dune is a powerful moving novel with a true epic sweep. I can't say I care for the many sequels, but the first novel is a stunner, as is this cover art I found here.
Schoenherr was the original artist on the series as his art graced the cover of the story's debut in Analog in 1963. He defined Dune as much as Herbert in many ways.