Useful Links

Many of the artists shown on this site have their own web sites.
Click on each artists’ name to visit their official site and enjoy much more of their work.


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  1. Ian Stead April 5, 2014

    I’ve found a book that fits in the same ‘genre’ and was published around 1979.
    Look for Alien Landscapes/Macolm Edwards
    I found a copy for 50p but alas theres two pages missing from the back.
    Some good Mckie, Burns, Edwards, Tony Roberts and Colin Hay art in there

  2. Ian Stead April 5, 2014

    Argh sill me you already have it!

  3. admin April 8, 2014

    Hey Ian,

    Thanks for the note…Alien Landscapes is great! What I appreciate is the look into other planetscapes, as opposed to “just” aliens and spacecraft.

  4. Geoff Hart June 25, 2014

    I have a 7yr old visiting and I was digging thru books for him and stumbled on my Spacecraft 2000-2100. My god, I forgot how epic this kind of artwork is.
    Thanks for having this page so I can look into getting some more of this fantastic work in my home.

  5. admin June 26, 2014

    Thanks for the note Geoff…I first discovered the TTA/GE books when I was about 7 or 8 years old too. Loved them back, love them even more this time around!

  6. CR October 30, 2016

    I know that with a stand-alone storyline and a 1990 publication date, Chris Foss’ Diary of a Spaceperson (Paper Tiger) doesn’t quite fit in with the TTA and Galactic Encounters stuff, but a lot of its vehicles and spacecraft reminded me of artwork from those series. That’s why I bought it back in the day… (The attractively drawn women certainly didn’t hurt, either, but it was the mechanical stuff that initially drew me in to make the purchase.)

  7. admin November 2, 2016

    Thanks for the note CR! I am familiar with “Diary”, but don’t have a copy (yet). I’ll be adding many more titles to the the Vintage Books section during the winter, so stay tuned!

  8. CR November 2, 2016

    That’s very cool… looking forward to the updates!

  9. CR November 2, 2016

    By the way, I hope that you’ll include a Modern Books entry, too: Ground Zero by Fred Gambino (2001 Paper Tiger). I stumbled across my copy rather accidentally a couple years ago at a Half Price Books while looking for something else altogether.

  10. admin November 3, 2016

    Indeed, I will have updates to the Modern Books category. I don’t have Ground Zero, but did purchase Gambino’s latest monograph: The Art of Fred Gambino/Dark Shepherd. It showcases his latest, digital work, including a cinematic-style treatment of his “Dark Shepherd” short story. It’s certainly a departure from his TTA-era stuff, but it’s a nice addition to the bookshelf and can be found at a very nice price on Amazon.

  11. Eric Dick July 20, 2017

    i would like to get more information

  12. Nick Boldrini November 14, 2023

    Hi Love the site! Noticed that the Space Warriors book image links to the wrong book in the Vintage Section

  13. Hi,
    I’m Alison Eldred, the agent for the artists who provided most of the images for these books. I’m still in touch with Stewart Cowley and there’s a chance that some of these books might be revived. Would you mind telling me what your interest is? It may be helpful to be involved. Nothing ominous. It would just be great to be in touch. Thank you. And did you make the film?

  14. admin November 19, 2023

    Hi Alison – thanks for the note.

    In the early 80s, I discovered the TTA books at my local public library and I’ve been a fan ever since. As an adult (LOL!), I acquired copies and realized there wasn’t much info online about the series.

    I built this site over a decade ago as a fan appreciation effort and enjoy hearing from readers who fondly recall these books from their own childhood. It’s remarkable how many people remember these books, especially within the context of their local libraries. It’s not a stretch to say TTA has achieved sci-fi cult status!

    The site has always generated decent traffic, despite the lack of recent updates. I recently acquired a copy of Parallel Lines from Elson and Moore, but haven’t gotten around to adding it. I’m not sure how I could be helpful in a future effort, but am confident there are numerous fans who would be thrilled to return the the TTA cosmos. I’ve never monetized any of the artists’ work and pay all site costs myself.

    A few years ago, I was contacted by someone advising of an effort to revive the series and they created the CGI short. I never heard from them again and their site is offline.

    One question, please – I’ve always been curious why we’ve never seen a stand-alone Peter Elson monograph. I imagine that would be well-received.

    Finally, please pass along my warm regards and gratitude to Mr. Cowley for his enduring TTA books. I connect them with time spent at the local library or thumbing through them at home, anxiously awaiting a vividly painted Alphan ship to descend through the suburban sky and whisk me away to the stars…

  15. Pinney Fowke January 5, 2024

    Hi – I’m Mrs Bob Fowke, and am working on increasing awareness of his art, and as you feature ‘Alien Landscapes’ would you like to add his website link to your list of links

    I’m curating an exhibition of his art, including about 20 originals, at our local Arts Festival in February – this is Bishop’s Castle England, not sure where you, and your readers are all based, but some may be near enough to come and see it. If you are interested, do contact me, and I can send you further information

  16. Alison Eldred April 5, 2024

    I’m Alison Eldred. At the agency, Young Artists, we supplied the majority of the images for the four Spacecraft books – plus a few others. I’m just interested to know who’s put this site together and would also suggest that you might like to add my website to the list of useful links. Young Artists no longer exists but some of the artists are still with me, e.g. Jim Burns, Fred Gambino, who are major contributors. Thanks. Alison

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