mordicai caeli (mordicai) wrote,
mordicai caeli

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more portraits of hell.

barlowe's inferno by wayne barlowe.

i picked up the "sequel" to this, brushfire first, so i knew what to expect. barlowe creates fairly stunning landscapes & figures & populates hell with them; these grotesque & beautiful creations have an internal logic that hangs all of the pieces together. i am of course insanely curious to know what he ranks as influences-- i see a lot of planescapes hell in there, & a lot of wraith too; i always want to know the loops & whorls of things like that. what feedsback into who. the whole microculture of fantasy sometimes can iterate out some pretty great stuff. the writing isn't to shabby either! the massive heart at the wargate fed by miles of infernal veins built into the architecture: hooray! thanks for explaining how time is kept, my good man.
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