I've always been fascinated by anthropodermic bibliopegy, the practice of binding books in human skin.
Such a book links the short stories in my trilogy collection, A Thousand Fiendish Angels. It contains words that can summon great power — but at a price that echoes through three generations.
For this #1 of 1 NFT, The varieties of human skin, I used generative AI art tool, Conjure.art, with the following passage from my story:
“As the violet light touched the stone with a sickly haze, I saw the book. A visceral desire to possess it rose within me, and I lifted it from its resting place, pulling it to my chest like a long-lost lover. The cover was soft leather, a patchwork of colors reminiscent of the varieties of human skin. It smelled of ancient herbs, a heady scent of rich tombs and incense disguising the darker note of death.”
After the AI engine produced the first set of images, I iterated and filtered the finished images until I reached my creative goal.
The NFT includes a special edition of A Thousand Fiendish Angels as unlockable content.
You can find the NFT here on OpenSea and the short story collection, A Thousand Fiendish Angels, available in all the usual places.
If you find anthropodermic bibliopegy interesting, then I also weave it into my crime thriller, Deviance.