From the publisher:
The ninth installment in the best-selling Spectrum series once again sets the standards for the field of fantastic art. This compendium honors the innovative and groundbreaking creators who help to challenge our imaginations. Featuring an amazing selection of full color work by creators around the world, Spectrum 9 features 317 full color works by over 200 gifted artists including: James Gurney (Dinotopia), Michael Whelan (Multiple Hugo Winner), Peter deSeve (film designer of Ice Age), Leo & Diane Dillon (Calecott winners), Anita Kunz (The New Yorker), Dave McKean (Sandman), Rick Berry (computer art pioneer), and many, many more! The artwork is beautifully presented in its pure form, without any adornment or distraction, and encompasses an astonishing range or subjects, from dragons and elves to intergalactic starships to the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Edited by the World of Fantasy and Locus awards-winning team of Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner, Spectrum includes an illustrated year-in-review, a profile of the 2002 Grand Master Award Recipient, Kinuko Y. Craft, and contact information for each artist appearing in the book. The fantasy art event of the year!