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Martha Dane – Omnilingual

Posted on March 22nd, 2012

Illustration of Martha Dane, the lead character from one of my favourite Science Fiction novellas, Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper.

The story which first appeared in the February 1957 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, is the tale of a joint military and academic expedition to Mars. It centres around Martha’s attempt to decipher the Martian language, despite the scepticism and/or hostility of her archaeological colleagues.

Links

Omnilingual ebook at Many Books

Omnilingual audiobook at Librivox

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Freya

Posted on March 15th, 2012

Another illustration developed from an idea in my sketchbook.

When I showed the pencils to John Gatehouse, he suggested that the drawing would work as a new design for the lead character of an old comic strip concept of ours called Freya.

An adventure strip dealing with parallel worlds, Freya never really got much further than an initial five page script, a page of pencils and four pages of thumbnails, but maybe one day…

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