“Severian and the Undine” a scene from Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe.
I painted this piece for Seb Mesnard’s upcoming gallery event in Paris “The Book Show.” Thanks, Seb, for inviting me to participate! You can check out some of the other awesome work on the show blog here.
Book of the New Sun may be my favorite book series of all time. It’s so astoundingly good, I don’t really have adequate words. It transcends science fiction, fantasy, novel, whatever you want to call it, and is more an epic prose. It’s just gorgeous, riveting, mind-blowing imagery and world-making by Gene Wolfe, a writer whose stories change and only get more amazing with each read. Just wow. You guys. You guys need to read it. Jimmy Giegerich introduced me to it. Check out his Severian!