Size / / /

Strange Horizons Gallery Presents...

Frank Wu

Frank Wu is a science fiction and fantasy illustrator living physically in the San Francisco Bay Area, but residing mentally in various diverse realms scattered throughout time and space. His illustrations have materialized in the print science fiction magazines Fantastic Stories (for which he did all the interior art for the current issue), Talebones, Darkling Plain, and Altair, plus the e-zine E-scape. He has also done work for the shareware computer game XEvil. In 2000, Frank won the Grand Prize in the Illustrators of the Future contest. His illustration, which scored him a prize of four thousand dollars and a "big-ass trophy," was published in volume 16 of the Writers of the Future book series. His current project is the cover for the first book to be published by Aardwolf Press, a collection of short stories entitled The Best-Known Man in the World by Daniel Pearlman. Frank was recently Artist Guest of Honor at the WillyCon 2001 science fiction convention in Nebraska, where he had the best baby back ribs on the planet.

In addition to his artwork, Frank has an undergrad degree in English from University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in bacteriology from Wisconsin. He notes that grad school was like "marching through the desert, eating sand all day every day for years." He has also combined his linguistic and scientific backgrounds to write several scientific and science humor pieces. Frank's proudest moment is receiving the following message from a fan: "You're like the Frank Zappa of the art world!"

Blood Culture ©Frank Wu 2001

Tour Frank's work, piece by piece. View thumbnails of Frank's work.

Frank Wu can be contacted at

Please visit him at to view more of his work.

If you are interested in submitting art for the gallery, please read our submission guidelines and then contact us at


| contents | articles | fiction | gallery | poetry | reviews |
| editorial | archive | bookstore | links | submit | about us |

Bio to come.
Current Issue
17 Jan 2022

The land burns so hot and high tonight that Let can see its orange glow even from the heart of The City of Birds. It burns so thick she can taste the whole year’s growth of leaves and branches on her lips. It burns so fast she can almost hear the deer and cottontails scream as flames outrun them and devour them whole.
I writhe in bed with fever, chills, chatters and shivers. The near becomes far as the far comes close.
No one gets married before going to space.
Wednesday: Unity by Elly Bangs 
Friday: The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim, translated by Sean Lin Halbert 
Issue 10 Jan 2022
Issue 3 Jan 2022
Strange Horizons
By: Antonio Funches
By: Lev Mirov
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 20 Dec 2021
By: Merie Kirby
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 13 Dec 2021
By: Freydís Moon
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 6 Dec 2021
By: C. S. E. Cooney
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: C. S. E. Cooney
Issue 29 Nov 2021
Issue 22 Nov 2021
Issue 15 Nov 2021
By: Madeline Grigg
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 8 Nov 2021
By: Allison Parrish
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 1 Nov 2021
By: Liam Corley
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Liam Corley
Load More
%d bloggers like this: