In his classic Guide to Extraterrestials, Wayne Douglas Barlowe brought us
science fiction's greatest aliens. Now he does the same for the bizarre and beautiful beings of a thousand years
of fantasy and horror.
Here is the Unicorn, still shimmering from the imagination of The Last Unicorn author Peter S. Beagle. Here in
all its disgusting glory lurks H. P. Lovecraft's Gug, along with Robert Jordan's Trolloc. Here you will meet Marion
Zimmer Bradley's Morgaine from The Mists of Avalon, Conan-creator Robert E. Howard's Bran Mak Morn, Clive Barker's Gek AGek, Drool Rockworm
from Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, and many wondrous more.
Fifty fantastic creatures in all. Awesome, incredible, startling, disturbing, these creatures are all rendered
with exquisite accuracy and excruciating detail. Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy is the essential companion for anyone
who has ever been thrilled by the terrifying and wonderful creatures found in fantastic literature, and wished
to see them brought to life by a modern master.
Until now, many of the greatest creatures and characters from fantasy and
horror have been seen only in the minds of their creators--and their readers. At last these bizarre and beautiful
beings have been brought magnificently to life by acclaimed artist Wayne Douglas Barlow, who has often been called
the "Audubon of the Otherworld."