Here’s something a little bit different: a trailer for a book.

Specifically, an illustrated book called Robota. It’s a collaboration between Orson Scott Card and Doug Chiang.

Card, author of Ender’s Game, is probably the more familiar of the two names but this is mostly Chiang’s baby.

Doug Chiang was the design director for The Phantom Menace. Say what you like about the pacing of that film, but it sure looked great.

Of course, the original Star Wars films also had a great look and feel to them, mostly due to the work of Doug Chiang’s forerunner, Ralph McQuarrie. In this interview with Chiang from 1998, the styles of both artists are compared and contrasted.

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Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote New and improved

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a few changes here in the "Journal" section of adactio.