The Science Fiction Universe… And Beyond is the second book that McD Workshop’s Chris McDonnell designed for Universe that Michael Mallory wrote, and Jim Muschett and Melissa Veronesi have edited, the first being Universal Studios Monsters a few years ago. Chris worked with Jim, Melissa, and the team at Syfy through multiple directions for the cover that were experimented with. Two opposing forces that needed to be managed were: 1) The Syfy brand had been repositioned as “imagine greater,” which means that they wanted to avoid being pigeon-holed as only being about space aliens, and 2) the fact that the book is mostly about space aliens. Sure there are some robots, dinosaurs, time portals, future androids and scientists too, but let’s face facts, there are a lot of space aliens. See many of the alternate directions below, and beneath that some photos of the book.