I saw the 70s art of Rodney Matthew’s on Twitter. This definitely captures the vibe of the book. It even suggests what the view of regular spacetime might be like looking out from a Martian dreamship on the interdimensional Sea of Tears.
Here’s a little excerpt from Chapter 3 to set it up.
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“Then, with a flash of white light the gatestream ignited fully, burning open a hole in spacetime. It continued to burn until the large ship had passed through. And not just any ship: a Martian dreamship, forged from the focused thoughts of the imagineers in the ancient realization engines now lost forever.
The dreamship, a Ramses Dynasty galleon, having traversed the dimensional threshold from the Sea of Tears to regular spacetime, glided toward the Pharaoh and his guards at an altitude that set her on a perfect vertical line with the height of the landing surface of the pyramid.”