James Turnbull
Orphans of the Sky book cover tattoo

I’ve always been a huge sci-fi fan. As a teenager I read a lot vintage 1940s and 50s science fiction. One of the first books from the era I read was Robert Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky: the one of the earliest “generation ship” novels.

Reading that book, and other genre fiction, basically shaped my personal and professional interests in genre and technology. I wanted to mark that memory using the art from the cover of my favorite edition: the 1977 release Panther Science Fiction. The cover art was drawn by the prolific and talented Peter Andrew Jones and the tattoo was done by the amazing Annie Lloyd at Get Fat Brooklyn.

The original cover:

Orphans of the Sky