James sez, "Author Robert Rankin creates the covers for his own books. His recent book Necrophenia, sported a clock made from bones.
For his 31st book, Retromancer, he has built a really cool-looking raygun and has posted some images on his Fanclubs forum."
I have a small collection of rayguns, begun when my wife surprised me on my birthday with one of Weta's stupendous cast-iron steampunk guns. That little shelf of notional, contrafactual armaments in my office is just about my favorite place to rest my gaze. Rayguns kick ass.