To celebrate fifty years of the author's work ranging from Fantasy to Science Fiction. Bob read a number of stories and came up with this image combining the two strands. A book cover was also planned with a spaceman's hand holding a similar object, but containing a fantasy scene. In the event it was dropped but Bob still plans to paint it some day.
Taken from the Art Book Alien Horizons, compiling the best art by Bob Eggleton.
Crystal Ball 1989
17 x 20 in (44 x 51 cm)
Book cover, Dark Harvest Books
Author: Fritz Lieber