Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction
edited by Patrick Swenson & Robert Kruger
Oregon artist Alan M. Clark knows what it’s like to be a freelance illustrator, having created story art for many projects. But he has also had his own artwork interpreted by story writers in two previous volumes of the Imagination Fully Dilated series. Now, Fairwood Press and Electricstory.com bring you the third installment of this important anthology series with Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction. This anthology, the first from Fairwood Press, celebrates the science fiction artwork of Alan M. Clark. Sixteen authors chose from a variety of artwork and wrote wonderful SF stories to “literate” Clark’s artistic visions. These sixteen tales will captivate you, and Clark’s artwork will come alive in the able hands of established authors as well as new rising stars of the genre.
Contributors include: Melissa Scott, Patrick O’Leary, Ray Vukcevich, James Van Pelt, Jerry Oltion, Leslie What, Robert Onopa, Tom Piccirilli, Syne Mitchell, Nancy Jane Moore, Robert E. Furey, Therese Pieczynski & A. Alicia Doty, Arinn Dembo, Elisabeth DeVos, Steve Beai and David Levine.
“Everyone will find something they enjoy, as the writing style and story settings are very diverse. This anthology caught my eye as being unique in execution and almost every story was a delight. I recommend science fiction fans to order a copy before they are sold out.” —Spicy Green Iguana
“Startling and original. Step through the artwork into the minds of this highly talented crew. Strap in tight!” —Kay Kenyon
“Look at the pictures that inspired these stories; distorted images of recognizable themes with secrets hidden beneath their familiarity. That’s a good description of these stories as well: familiar themes, beloved environments (a whorehouse with aliens, the surface of Mars) with something new contained within their text for your enjoyment…. But everything’s good. You’ll want to read it all. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss it!” —Susan Matthews
“When you read Imagination Fully Dilated, you feel as if you’re creeping up to the attic and stumbling across a long-lost treasure chest you’ve never opened before. Inside are pictures (cleverly drawn by the talented Alan M. Clark) of alien worlds, Seattle’s Pike Place Market — even an interstellar brothel! And with each snapshot are the best stories penned by today’s up-and-coming writers. Sit back, read, and enjoy. You’ve found a true collection of literary riches! —Eric Nylund