Bertrand Benoit’s Cover Art of The Postnational Fantasy

Besides the amazing selection of essays in The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction, the other editors and I were very happy with the fantastic cover art by Bertrand Benoit that the editor at our publisher McFarland selected for our book. Masood Raja, Swaralipi Nandi, and I had no input in the selection of the cover art, so it was a very happy surprise that McFarland chose such a wonderfully imaginative piece of art.

Mr. Benoit produces amazing photo-realistic cgi artwork, which you can read about his more recent creations on his official website and blog here.

I searched online for the image that graces our book’s cover, because I thought that I had seen the picture before. However, I thought it was slightly different.

It turns out the cover art is an updated version of Mr. Benoit’s “Sci-Fi City Scape (After the Rain),” which you can see here and read his notes on its creation here.

I would be very lucky to have Mr. Benoit’s work grace the covers of my future books!

The Postnational Fantasy is available from the publisher McFarland & Co here,  from Amazon here (temporarily sold out), or from Barnes & Noble here.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.