Terran Trade Authority anyone?

When I was young I was given a book called Spacewreck. It’s the second book in a series of Terran Trade Authority books, these big format hardback art books are full of amazing science fiction artwork by the likes of Chris Foss and Peter Elson amongst others. The imagery from these books has always stayed with me, and I have collected a few more over the years.

When I first saw No man’s Sky, without knowing of the influences for Sean and the team at Hello games, I was instantly struck by the feeling that this game was set in a universe I understood and knew. The screenshots I saw and the videos posted brought memories flooding back and made me incredibly excited.

This screen shot in particular…


the colours and the ship felt familiar, as if I’d seen it before, from another angle perhaps. I imagined a skeleton in the cockpit, a smashed windshield. perhaps it felt like this painting from Spacewreck…

510This is why I’ve fallen in love with the vision of No Man’s Sky. Finally it feels like the Terran Trade Authority universe may come to life in a way I never dreamed possible as a kid.