Bruce Pennington - Beyond This Horizon

Illustration used as the cover art for the Robert Heinlen novel “Beyond this Horizon”.

A wicked character illustration by another British Illustrator; Bruce Pennington. I’ve tagged this image with fashion but I guess it could also be considered concept costume/character art, a really lavish outfit that’s a lightweight blend of both Western (heraldic) and Eastern (Samurai) Armour – love the fanned wings on the helmet!

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This image has come via Flickr courtesy of The Emperor Dalek – Great username – theres an excellent selection of excellent SF Book covers here