Science Fiction Awards Watch

2007 Art Books

The following should be eligible for Best Related Book in the Hugos and Art Book in the Locus Awards.

Title Web Link Local Link
The Arrival - Shaun Tan (Arthur A. Levine)
Spectrum 14, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner (Eds.), Underwood Books
Process Recess 2, James Jean, AdHouse Books
Rough Work, Frank Frazetta, Spectrum Fantastic Art
Origins, John Jude Palencar, Underwood Books
Evolution of an Artist, David Bowers, Warrior Publishing
Imaginistix, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, Collins Design
Conan the Phenomenon, Paul Sammon and Frank Frazetta, Dark Horse
Drawings and Paintings, Kinuko Craft, Imaginosis
Infinity x Two: The Life & Art of Ed & Carol Emshwiller, Luis Ortiz, Nonstop Press

5 Responses to “2007 Art Books”

  1. on 07 Sep 2007 at 5:02 pmSusan Loyal

    Shaun Tan’s “The Arrival” has just been published in the US. I’m not sure whether it will be eligible for next year’s Hugos, as it was first published last year in Australia. (I nominated it this past year in the “Best Related Book” category, as did one other person.) It’s stunning and delightful, and now reasonably inexpensive in the US. Clearly, from the overwhelming 2-vote nominating activity, not very many people have seen it. It’s the story of an immigrant in a fantasy world, and it’s told entirely in pictures. Clarification on the eligibility issue would be welcome, but mostly I hope more people have the opportunity to see and enjoy it.

  2. on 07 Sep 2007 at 5:28 pmCheryl

    Oh yes! I’d seen Jonathan Strahan enthusing about it (he may have been the other nominator), but I didn’t actually get to see the book until about a month ago when I discovered that Judith Clute had a copy. It is absolutely gorgeous, and seriously weird.

    The eligibility extension motion passed in Yokohama, so if what you say about the publication is correct then it is indeed eligible next year. It is going straight onto my list. I wonder if I can find enough people for a discussion panel…

  3. on 08 Sep 2007 at 6:06 pmSusan Loyal

    The publication date given (by Locus–buried in the forthcoming list in the September edition–and on Amazon) is October 1, 2007 for the US edition, but to my delight and surprise it is already in stock on Amazon. I ordered a copy for my brother-in-law for $13.59 that arrived the very next day. When I went in search of a copy for my husband’s Christmas present last year, I paid about $32 to a British bookseller and waited for two months! (Shipping from Australia directly would have increased the price to around $60 US.) I would still vote it well worth the money and the wait.

    It would make a great topic for a discussion panel, as immigration is (again, or perenially) a current issue. It’s won a short story award and a younger reader’s award in Australia. I don’t necessarily see it as “children’s.” Strikes me as a picturebook for adults. And it is seriously weird, and wonderful. Hope you find enough people!

  4. on 01 Jan 2008 at 7:04 pmIrene

    Spectrum 14: Various artists

    Process Recess 2 – James Jean

    Rough Work – Frank Frazetta

    Origins – John Jude Palencar

    Evolution of an Artist – David Bowers

    Imaginistix – Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell

    Conan the Phenomenon

  5. on 08 Jan 2008 at 3:38 pmJohn

    Already mentioned at the Best Related Book discussion topic, but just to add it to the discussion here: