East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Rowena Morrill (1944-2021)


I keep posting bad news, probably because as I grow old, the heroes of my youth grow older, and pass away. Such is the case of Rowena Morrill, the brilliant artist whose wonderful art do often graced the covers of the paperbacks on which I learned to love fantasy and science fiction.

I believe the best way to remember an artist is by admiring her art, so here’s a small gallery of some of my favorite Rowena art. Click to enlarge.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Rowena Morrill (1944-2021)

  1. That is terrible news.


  2. For me she will also be the unforgettable artist who gave life to The Haper Hall Trilogy (and other Pern novels along with Michael Whelan).


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