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The good folks at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine are looking for a cover for their Best of 2016 issue!
From their website:
“Get ready for the best of 2016!
That’s right, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine will be bringing you the most fantastic stories from our 2016 editions in our “Best of 2016” magazine – but we need your help. The best stories deserve the best cover and that’s where you come in. We’re sending out a universe-wide broadcast for artists to submit their impression of what the best of Andromeda Spaceways is all about.
The issue has a watery theme, with four very different speculative stories, set in academia and on far away planets, exploring crafts and customs, concerned with belonging and escape, with the power of water, with water as a home, a place of industry and creation, and as a final resting place.
Paint by Numbers by Dan Rabarts in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 55
I notice her because she is not there to look at the art, but to look at me. This makes me curious. I am no work of art. She, however, could be. She seems at once bold yet uncertain, fiery yet tempered, like she knows something I should know but which I do not. “Hello,” she says, and in this small way we find our beginning. She asks about the paintings, but I calculate that she is not really asking about the paintings. Additional programs come online to interpret her advances, and to inform me of what the appropriate human response should be. I invite her to my studio. It is all I can offer, for since arriving here it is all I have ever had. Prior to this there is only the dark memory of the void that came before. Somehow, in the transit from the place I once called home, a place I barely recall, all remembrance of who I once was has been stripped away. The data remains, stored on great humming memory banks somewhere across the stellar deeps, waiting for my return. Here, all I have are my canvases, brushes, oils, tools.