Saturday, June 11, 2016

Arcadian Firebear

Artist Emily Holland brings us an in-world model of the venomous Arcadian Firebear from the planet Ilion.

This is just the latest specimen from her long-running project describing the exobiology of an alien planet.  It's a fascinating world building exercise and the kind of thing I absolutely adore.   It's very reminiscent, and I mean that in the best way, of Wayne Barlowe's "Expedition" (which would become the Discovery Channel's "Alien Planet") and Dougal Dixon's speculative evolution books like "After Man", "The New Dinosaurs", and "Man After Man"

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