Book and magazine cover illustrator Stephen Hickman is known for his versatility, his use of possibilities of oil colour in layers both transparent and translucent, as well as the intelligence of his characters, many of whom are fully engaged in thought or absorbed in a dream. The collection focuses on his book covers for famous SFF authors such as Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien. An up-to-date monograph covering Hickman's complete oeuvre. Features a foreword by acclaimed artist Rick Berry.