Creator / Wayne Barlowe

Wayne Douglas Barlowe (1958—) is an American science fiction and fantasy painter and writer with an abiding love of Starfish Aliens. He was employed as a designer on Avatar, and his style is all over Pandoran fauna. His homepage is here.

Works include:

  • Barlowe's Inferno: An illustrated book depicting Barlowe's vision of Hell. Very much inspired by Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.
  • God's Demon: A sequel to Barlowe's Inferno, telling the story of a demon who seeks God's forgiveness. Very much inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost.
  • Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials contains his visualizations of different alien life forms from various works of science fiction, with information on their planetary location or range, biology, and behaviors, in the style of a real field guide for animals.
  • Expedition — Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV: A different approach from the book above, it's an alien life field journal in a setting thought up by the author himself.
  • An Alphabet of Dinosaurs, in which paleontologist Peter Dodson lists a popular or not-so-popular dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet, with basic information on each.