When I was a kid, I remember a classmate bringing this book into class one day: it was a fascinating book to page through. It's also a strange one: illustrations of aliens from books and movies. It's the sort of thing that only the science fiction community could support and produce.
I recently picked up a new copy after all these years, and spent some time paging through it again - it brings back a flood of memories, but it's also really intriguing to read now understanding what stories he drew from.
Go read Wayne Barlowe’s Illustrated Aliens over on Kirkus Reviews.
The source this time? Wayne Barlowe himself - he kindly answered a bunch of my questions for this piece.