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This was the cover made for the November 1996 Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. Many of the 3D models are mine (some of the plants, and the Uther), although Wolf Read did most of the work. This issue had two major Epona-related pieces in it: a short story by Gerry Nordley called Fugue on a Sunken Continent, and a "non-fiction" essay that detailed the world itself and the process used for its creation by Wolf Read called Epona.
This image accompanies Gerry's story in the November 1996 Analog. Wolf did the composition, and several of the plants. The uther and the snails (visible on the left, under the uther and look like bumpy mushrooms) and the branching pagodas are by me.
This was the cover that Wolf and I did for the November 1998 Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. This issue had Wolf's story Duel for a Dracowolf. I had more to do with this one than the previous one. The plants and animals are mine; Wolf did the human and the thopter, and the final composition and the mountains in the background.
The planet Epona, animated. Most of my artwork is representative of the Sunken Continent, which looks like a lush archipelago.
This is a piece called Thunderstrike. It is one of several art pieces that illustrate some events of a story I was trying to write (and got to about page 26, then stalled). The story is located here. The character diving upon the viewer is ECED (uther names are denoted by four tones). This was printed to 16"x24" Kodak photopaper, via a negative. There are still a few left. I charge $80.00 for a copy. Eventually, I may make back the money it cost to get these printed (this was before high quality inkjets).
AGEB Dives to the Ground. Another scene from the same story. This is AGEB, evading some enemies. The grey and red structures are buildings, constructed primarily of composite tension members and fabrics. The top story is the first floor, the lowest is something like the eighth floor, or however many floors there are. The top floors are, of course, inhabited by higher status members of the clan.
AGEB Flees Into the Pagoda Forest. A third image, which happens a bit later than the above image. AGEB again, fleeing the fight and trying to get lost in the ground clutter. It is unfinished; there are to be little puddles of water in all of the pagoda trees (you can see one on the left side of the image).
Exodus. This image happens at the end of the story, with the survivors fleeing their home and taking what they can to find some other place, hopefully far enough away from the local federation of clans to live in peace. They can't stay in their homeland because they don't have the status of people. They don't legally exist (due to politics and their culture), so anyone outside of their clan can do anything they want to them, without any kind of legal or moral penalty. This image was printed to 16"x24" Kodak film stock, via a negative. Unfortunately, I lost the original digital file, so the prints I have left are pretty much all there are. $80.00.
Sprincroc Landscape. This (earlier) version of this image was featured in the 1996 Analog as the illustration that accompanied Wolf's "nonfiction" Epona piece (although it was in black and white). This piece was printed onto photopaper via a negative by a film printer at 16"x24". I still have some left. $80.00.
Springcroc Landscape, Version II. This version is an "upgraded" version that I did after I got a better computer, that could handle more objects. The springcroc (visible on the middle right) is a member of the order of animals that actually have bones (this is a relative rarity on Epona).
Waterfall on a Sunken Continent. I actually call it "The Tallest Waterfall on the Sunken Continent," because the Sunken Continent is basically ground flat by glaciation, so this waterfall is about four meters tall. The featured critter is the crowned clubtail, an insectivorous flying pentapod, a distant relation of the uthers. This was digitally printed to film stock, bypassing the negative altogether. It is 10"x14" in size, and yes, I have some of these as well. $80.00.
Breakfast Time. A landscape that featured the two ceretridon models that I did (along with the crowned clubtail). The swiftgrasper is hidden in the foliage on the left of the image; the two herbivorous ceretridon are on the right, near the water. There are also a couple of crowned clubtails flying about.
Sunset Hillscape. This image is a view from a hillside on Fire Island. Unlike the Sunken Continent, Fire Island hasn't been ground down by glaciation.