John Picacio has illustrated covers for books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Jeffrey Ford, Charles Stross, Robert Heinlein, Joe R. Lansdale, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and many, many more. He’s produced art for major franchises such as Star Trek and The X-Men, among others. A three-time Hugo Award nominee for Best Professional Artist, John has won the Locus Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Chesley Award, and the much-coveted World Fantasy Award. A lush, 200-page hardcover collection of his work, Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, is available from MonkeyBrain Books and was a finalist for Best Related Book in the 2007 Hugo Awards. John lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.