Expedition: Being an Account in Words and Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV

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In 2358, wildlife artist Wayne Douglas Barlowe joined the first manned flight to Darwin IV, fourth planet in the newly discovered F-Class binary system 6.5 light years from Earth. Now his long-awaited account of that historic journey has been published. More vivid than the holos and more interpretive than the videos, these extraordinary paintings, plus numerous drawings, studies, and sketchbook pages, transport the reader to a wild, beautiful, untouched world-a planet teeming with incredible beasts and exotic vegetation.

Expedition is the most important travel book of the 24th century. Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club and the Astronomy Book Club.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAVEL BOOK OF THE 24TH CENTURY

New York, March 24, 2366-Five years to the day after returning to Earth, Wayne Douglas Barlowe has published his collection of paintings, drawings, and sketches made during the first manned expedition to planet Darwin IV. His previous and highly acclaimed Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials was nominated for a Hugo Award. Robert Silverberg said of the artist: "Barlowe awes me."

About the Author:

Wayne Douglas Barlowe is the John James Audubon of otherworld creatures. He attended the Art Students League and Cooper Union, and apprenticed in the exhibition department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. His illustrations have been seen on myriad paperback books, and appear in Tomorrow and Beyond. He is also the author of the Hugo-award-nominated Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, now with over 267,000 copies in print.

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