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Author Archive: DaveHardy

David A. Hardy, FBIS, FIAAA is the longest-established living space artist in the West, being first published in 1952. From working almost exclusively in water colours and gouache he has gone on to embrace acrylics, oils, pastels and, since 1991, digital art on a Mac. For more art, including prints of this and other works, visit http://www.astroart.org, where you can find many links, tutorials, books and prints and originals for sale.
Dave is Vice President of the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) and European VP of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), and has an asteroid named after him! His SF novel 'Aurora' is now available in a revised and updated edition on Amazon etc. See a review of this and an interview with Pauline Morgan (November 2012) here: http://sfcrowsnest.info/?s=hardy

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Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (book review).

May 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell (book review).

Tobias S. Buckell was born in the Caribbean, a long way from the Arctic! But he spent his younger days on boats in the British and US Virgin Islands, explaining his obviously in-depth knowledge of sea-craft, which feature heavily in this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Arctic Rising’, which is both a good, fast-paced thriller […]

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My Real Children by Jo Walton (book review).

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
My Real Children by Jo Walton (book review).

 I asked to review ‘My Real Children’ partly because I met Jo Walton and provided the cover for her ‘Guest of Honour Special’ at Novacon 43 but had never read any of her novels and also because it was listed as ‘SF’. It isn’t – at least not ‘as we know it’ – and neither […]

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Angel Of Europa by Allen Steele (book review).

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Angel Of Europa by Allen Steele (book review).

Since ‘Angel Of Europa’ by Allen Steele was billed as ‘Deluxe Hardcover Edition’ at $35.00, I was rather taken aback to find that it arrived as a slender paperback. However, this is an Advance Uncorrected Proof (I didn’t find many typos or errors), so I suppose this partially explains it. Even so, at only 90 […]

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New Earth by Ben Bova (book review).

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
New Earth by Ben Bova (book review).

I have always been rather a fan of Ben Bova’s novels and have read many of them, especially all of his ‘Grand Tour’ series, in which he visits all of the planets in our Solar System and many of the moons and asteroids (on almost all of which life of some sort is found). ‘New […]

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Phoenicia’s World by Ben Jeapes (book review).

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Phoenicia’s World by Ben Jeapes (book review).

Abingdon-based Ben Jeapes, once known for his late lamented Big Engine small press, and then as a Young Adult (YA) author of books such as The Xenocide Mission (2002) and The New World Order (2004), has now broken into the world of adult fiction and an excellent debut it is, too. Basically, it is the […]

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Visionary edited by Terence J. Henley (book review).

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Visionary edited by Terence J. Henley (book review).

As its members know well, the British Interplanetary Society was founded in 1939 and one of its founder-members was Arthur C. Clarke, who, by the 1950s, was equally well-known as a Science Fiction author. I became a member of the BIS in 1952 at the age of 16 (making me one of its ‘oldest’ members […]

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Sir Patrick Moore, 1923–2012 (obituary).

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Sir Patrick Moore, 1923–2012 (obituary).

an obituary by David A. Hardy   A supergiant that has shone brightly in the sky at night for so many years has finally been extinguished, leaving a vacuum which will be very difficult to fill. On 9th December 2012, Sir Patrick Moore (Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore) died peacefully at his home in Selsey, Sussex, after […]

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From Imagination to Reality.

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From Imagination to Reality.

A one-day symposium of interest to SF as well as space fans is being held at the London HQ of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) on 15th September 2012. Only a few place available! Speakers include David A. Hardy, David Baker, Alan Bond, Bo Maxwell, Jerry Stone, Mat Irvine, Jack Cohen. See: http://www.bis-space.com/2012/06/28/5457/from-imagination-to-reality-2

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Portals to infinity.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Portals to infinity.

In 2011 a lover of my work who had always liked the Galactic Tours ‘portal’ illustration asked if the original was still available. Since it was from 1981 it was sold long ago, so he asked if something similar could be painted. After long e-mail discussions the result was the large painting seen here: not […]

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Mars landing

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mars landing

Here’s a timely painting given the Curiosity media interest… a landing on Mars.

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