Arnie Fenner let me have a preview of the Spectrum 13 cover. Arnie, who's normally quite reserved, has been teasing me all year about how good this new edition will be. It'll be a long summer waiting to see it.
The cover art, Prometheus by Donato Giancola, has an interesting story. It was painted for an exhibit curated by Vincent Di Fate to hang in a Chelsea gallery. However, at 6.5'x9', it was too large to display! Donato put paying commissions aside for 6 weeks to paint it and no one was going to see it. Since then, it has appeared on the cover of Asimov's, gotten a gold medal from Spectrum, secured him a highly prestigious commission from the Untied Nations, and, finally, it is on displayed at the New York Hall of Science. From Donato, "If this isn't a great example of why you take chances, I cannot think of a better one."