“Mystery” by Lauren Raine at http://bit.ly/1KWQeaI. See also: http://www.rainewalker.com. This image with its doors into the unknown was so exactly how it seemed to me my mind works–a feeling-tone. I am grateful to Lauren Raine for the freedom to use it.
“RoadTrip 2,” a 3D digital painting by award-winning artist Steven Stahlberg. Four years ago someone gave me a cutout of it with no name or source. After searching a long time, I found it online July 7, 2013. He has let me use it here, which is a great joy. Though found after I had completed Voices from the Old Earth and MARI, its images seemed to me to have come from their pages. His work can be found at his website: http://www.androidblues.com.
“Carboniferous Forest” ©The Field Museum, GEO85637c. This image appeared without a label on a search engine back in 2009 and mesmerized me. It represents the Earth 300 million years ago, in which the dragonfly first appeared with a wingspan of up to three feet. I tracked it down finally to The Field Museum in Chicago and purchased a print. Its appearance here is thanks to the permission of Christine Giannoni, Museum Librarian. A description of its ancient time span appears in my novel The Magic Hour.
“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” by Thomas Moran of the Hudson River School, 1859. It has long haunted me and inspired a fantasy plot sequence in The Magic Hour.