A ship plunges boldly into the swirling eye of an event horizon, criss-crossed by a searing beam of purple light. What happens next? It's the sort of tantalizing image that leaves you dreaming — and desperate to read the book that the image adorns.

Chances are you've already drooled over Christopher Moore's absolutely stunning science-fiction book cover art — but you may not have realized that so many of your favorite paperback covers originated with a single U.K.-born artist. His covers have adorned books by Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Frederick Pohl, Anne McCaffrey, Clifford D. Simak, Kurt Vonnegut, J.G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke and Samuel R. Delany, among others.

Here are some of our favorite Moore images. You can see way more in his book, Journeyman: The Art of Chris Moore. And there are tons more at the link. [Christopher Moore Illustration]

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Ringworld

Second Variety

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New Legends

Our Friends From Frolix 8

Glaice

Alpha Centauri

The Centauri Device

Starbridge

Kinsman

Ubik

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Penumbra

The Weight

We Can Build You

Burning Chrome

Now Wait For Last Year

The Winds of Altair

Millennium

The Exiles Trilogy

Babel-17

The Complete Asimov

Grounded

Noir

The Weight

A Choice Of Gods

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

The Cosmic Puppets

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

Sentinel

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said

Islands In The Net

Gardens of the Moon

The Sirens of Titan

The Ship That Sang

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