Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials

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Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials
Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, first edition.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Author Wayne Barlowe, Ian Summers, Beth Meacham
Illustrator Wayne Barlowe
Cover artist Wayne Barlowe
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Published 1979 (Workman Publishing Company)
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 144
ISBN 978-0894805004
OCLC 5491785
LC Class NC975.5.B36A4

Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials is a 1979 science fiction book by artist Wayne Barlowe, with Ian Summers and Beth Meacham (who provided the text). It contains Barlowe's visualizations of different extraterrestrial life forms from various works of science fiction, with information on their planetary location or range, biology, and behaviors, in the style of a real field guide for animals, such as Roger Tory Peterson's guide to birds of North America. It was nominated for the 1980 Hugo Award for Best Related Work.[1]

It was reprinted in 1987, with a new foreword by Robert Silverberg.[2]

After the success of the work, in 1996 Barlowe and Neil Duskis wrote a second book, Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy.



  1. ^ 1980 Hugo Awards
  2. ^ Barlowe, Wayne (1987). Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials. New York: Workman Publishing Company. ISBN 0-89480-500-2.