Most of the books illustrated, and in some cases written or co-written, by Hardy are now out of print. Used copies, in condition that varies, are available from vendors such as Amazon. Please check in this section to see what is available, as we do obtain new copies from time to time. Note also his newly re-published novel, Aurora, below.
BOOKS by or about David A. Hardy:
Aurora: A Child of Two Worlds
A revised, updated version of Hardy's first novel has just been published by Wildside/Borgo Press. (August 2012). It is available from Amazon.co.uk at £9.99 postfree, or Amazon.com at $14.99. You can see many excellent reviews, and even look inside the book there!
1 October 2012: eBook (Kindle) version now available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, @ ONLY £2.54 and $4.11 respectively.
Hardyware: The Art of David A Hardy
Futures: 50 Years in Space / 50 Years in Space:What We Thought Then... What We Know Now
Art by David A. Hardy, text by Sir Patrick Moore. This full-colour art book, with many double-spreads, celebrates a unique 50-year author/artist collaboration. Originally published in 2004 in hardcover as Futures, it received the Sir Arthur Clarke Award,April 2005 and was nominated for SF's Hugo (Best Related Book). The revised paperback was published in 2006.
This book is now out of print, but please e-mail if you wish to be placed on a list for possible future copies. Both editions are also available (used) from Amazon.
Visions of Space: Artists Journey Through the Cosmos
Published by Paper Tiger in 1990, this book, written, compiled and designed by David A Hardy, was highly acclaimed in reviews as 'the definitive book on space art' and contains the work of 72 leading space artists, dating back to 1874. Out of print, but may be available on Amazon etc.
NB: A new book about space art, The Beauty of Space (2011), containing the work of all IAAA artists, may be ordered from the IAAA website
The Fires Within: Volcanoes on Earth and Other Planets
Published by Dragon's World in 1992. A comprehensive review of volcanoes through the ages, with authoritative text by Dr. John Murray, this unusual book contains no photographs, as Hardy has used the few images available – usually black-and-white shots snatched before the photographer ran for his/her life! – and converted them into full-colour, often double-spread paintings. A selection of these appears on this website, and the originals of several are now for sale. At the time of writing we have just two copies for sale –new, signed, @ £30 each, for the first customers to contact us.