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Book Title: Book of Sea Monsters|
The author of the book: Bob Eggleton
ISBN 13: 9780879518608
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Overlook Press
Date of issue: November 1st 1998
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A stunning collection of fantasy illustration by the 1996 Hugo Award-winning Best Artist, bringing the beauty and the terror of the sea lifeFor millennia, humankind has been fascinated by -- and naturally fearful of -- the awesome power of the sea and the creatures sheltered by its depths. In the past, ocean crossings toward new horizons were not just challenges of the physical elements but a defiance of the perils that the human imagination projects onto the unknown. Now, in The Book of Sea Monsters, the lore of the sea comes rushing forward to reality. From the serpent of Midgard and the biblical Leviathan, through the kraken feared by Scandinavian mariners and the sightings by many respectable and otherwise sober-minded seafarers of the infamous monster of Loch Ness, the sea monster has been accepted through most of history as one of the shockingly real perils of the deep.
These unnatural creatures of the elements are brought to unnerving reality by acclaimed artist Bob Eggleton, along with Nigel Suckling's well-researched text. Exploring the myth, legend, scientific documentation, and fiction inspired by these strange beasts at the edge of imagination, The Book of Sea Monsters will thrill and fascinate all lovers of mythology, legend, and the many secrets of the sea.
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Read information about the authorBob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist. Eggleton has been honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. He has also won the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement in 1999 and was the guest of honor at Chicon 2000.
Eggleton's drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror topics, depicting space ships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures. His view on space ships were that they should look organic, and claimed that as a child, he was disappointed with the space shuttles and rockets NASA produced; they were nothing like fantasy artists of the twenties and thirties had promised. His fascination with dragons originated with his childhood interest of dinosaurs, which can be seen in the book Greetings From Earth. His paintings are commissioned and bought at sci-fi conventions, and used as book covers.
Eggleton received massive encouragement from his father, in the form of books, supplies, visits to museums of space and aeronautics and support during the career choices he made. Eggleton dropped out of his art college, because he felt it was not for him.
Eggleton is a fan of Godzilla and worked as a creative consultant on the 1998 film Godzilla and while in Japan appeared as an extra in one of the more recent films.
Asteroid 13562 was named Bobeggleton in his honor.
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