Thursday, May 2, 2019

Painting the Massive Planet, by Marissa Lingen

★★★☆☆ Average

(SF Art) A team of artists wrestles with the problem of how to depict Jupiter in a realistic way. (952 words; Time: 03m)

"Painting the Massive Planet," by (edited by Trevor Quachri), appeared in issue 05-06|19, published on by .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Review: 2019.237 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It is an interesting question whether the photographs we’ve seen of Jupiter really do it justice, and whether a painter might do a better job using the tricks painters use to show the essence of things rather than just their images.

Con: As far as the stakes in stories go, it doesn’t get much lower than this.

There are some scientific errors. Jupiter on Ganymede does not rise or set because the moon is gravitationally locked.

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