Description

    MICHAEL WHELAN (American, b. 1950)
    Gate of Ivrel, paperback cover, 1976
    Acrylic on board
    18 x 17 in.
    Monogrammed lower right
    This illustration appeared on the cover of C. J. Cherryh's novel, Gate of Ivrel, Daw Books #188, 1976.

    "Scattered about the galaxy were the time-space Gates of a vanished but not forgotten alien race. In their time, long before the rise of the native civilizations, they had terrorized a hundred worlds -- not from villainy but from folly, from tampering with the strands that held a universe together. Now the task was to uproot these Gates, destroy their potency for mischief, take horror out of the hands of the few who hungered for power by misuse of the Gates. This is the story of one such Gate and one such world."

    From the Frank Collection.


    Condition Report*:

    This lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age. Not examined outside of frame. Matted and framed to an overall size of 21 x 20 in.

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    May, 2010
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