Archive for the ‘science fiction’ Category

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 als Comic

Dienstag, August 24th, 2010

Am 22. August wird Ray Bradbury 90 Jahre alt. Sein Science-Fiction-Plädoyer für das freie Denken liegt nun als Comic-Adaption vorund überzeugt immer noch.

Erstmals 1953 erschienen, verhandelt der Roman die kulturellen Konsequenzen neuer Medien ebenso wie eine ausgreifende staatliche Kontrollpolitik. Der Zeichner Tim Hamilton hat nun eine visuell eindrucksvolle Comic-Adaption vorgelegt, ergänzt um ein angenehm unprätentiöses Vorwort von Bradbury.

Siehe auch…

Outerland

Mittwoch, August 18th, 2010




Photographs by Allison Davies; via Wired: Sci-Fi Vistas Milked From Boring Old Earth

Starship

Mittwoch, August 18th, 2010

on vimeo by Bernard Gigounon; via

The illustrated Man

Mittwoch, August 18th, 2010


(panther club)

Two Rocks Converse

Mittwoch, August 18th, 2010


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Underground Berlin

Dienstag, August 17th, 2010

Lebbeus Woods Konzept für seinen Science Fiction Film Underground Berlin über eine Architektin, einen verschwundenen Zwillingsbruder, Neo-Nazi Aktivitäten in der geteilten Stadt Berlin, metallene Untergrund-Tunnel die Ost und West verbinden, eine geheime Forschungsstation die unter dem Zentrum der Stadt liegen soll, skrupellose Planetenforscher die die gewaltigen geologischen Kräfte des Erdinneren aktivieren wollen…
via BLDG

Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury

Dienstag, August 17th, 2010

TDW schreibt:

comedienne Rachel Bloom’s raunchy ode to the legendary soon-to-be-nonagenarian sci-fi writer — is quite possibly the filthiest pop song about fucking an aging author since Hilary Duff’s “I Want To Get On William Gibson.”

Ubik

Donnerstag, Juli 29th, 2010


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SF Signal’s MIND MELD: Die besten Space Operas in der Science Fiction

Donnerstag, Juni 24th, 2010

SF Signal hat mit Mind Meld eine regelmässige Kolumne in der bekannte Persönlichkeiten aus dem Genre zu einem spezifischen Thema befragt werden, diese Woche mit Allen Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Paul McAuley, Peter F. Hamilton, Philip Palmer und andere zu den besten Space Operas:

Q: What are some of the best space opera books? What makes them so good?

Meine persönlichen Favouriten, Iain M. Banks und Dan Simmons fehlen natürlich nicht.

Die ersten 23 Minuten aus Welcome to the Space Show

Dienstag, Juni 22nd, 2010

The longest movie trailer you’ve ever seen.
Funktioniert bei mir nur bei 240p Auflösung.

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Queering Science Fiction & Fantasy

Samstag, Juni 19th, 2010

Ein guter Artikel von Brit Mandelo über Homophobie/Heterosexistismus in der spekulativen Literatur auf tor.com, mit einer Anleitung für heterosexuelle Autoren wie queere Sexszenen geschrieben werden können:
Writing Sex—To Do, or Not to Do?

The foremost concern, that an explicit queer sex scene will automatically make certain readers not buy your book, has an unfortunately strong basis. Discussion of one of the examples I use frequently, Richard K. Morgan’s The Steel Remains, is a case in point: many reviewers and commentators, as well as commenters here, expressed the sentiment that they would not ever pick up the book because they didn’t want to see the gay sex in it.

I hate this argument to not read a book, unless the reader chooses to never read a book with sexual content at all ever. I think it’s generous to say that 90% of speculative fiction is about straight characters, many of whom have sex with other straight characters in varying degrees of explicitness.

And you know what? Queer people read those books, and most aren’t particularly excited by those straight sex scenes—but if they’re in a good book, what’s the problem? It’s part of the characters and their relationships. The point of sex in speculative fiction is not solely to be an erotic experience for the reader. If the entire turning point of a reader picking up a book is how titillating they personally find the sex in it, I suspect they should be reading erotica, not speculative fiction. If a queer person reads straight sex in a good book, why won’t a straight person read queer sex in a good book?

The excuse that a book isn’t worth reading solely because it contains queer sex is homophobic. Cushion it however one may, it is. The fear and disgust that motivates a reader to avoid a book about a queer character has a definitive root, and it isn’t prudishness.

Trailer für den Mexikanischen SciFi Noir-Film “La Pantera Negra”

Donnerstag, Juni 17th, 2010

Der erste Trailer ist hier. via twitch

How Predator should have ended

Samstag, Juni 12th, 2010

Chesley Bonestell: The Conquest of Space

Samstag, Juni 12th, 2010





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Rainbow Vomiting Pandas: The Escape

Samstag, Juni 12th, 2010

They were found out. The secret hiding place of the pandas was discovered, and they would soon be overrun. Unable to move, distant attackers hacked their systems from a thousand directions at once. Ling Ling looked at Hsing Hsing, and nodded. Hsing Hsing rolled and stretched, pushing through the suffocating badges and awards, and pulled the emergency cord.

The ancient pneumatic tube hissed to life. It sputtered and rattled, and with a sudden burst of dust and air, spit out the Engineer. He coughed and wheezed, wiped the dust from his goggles, and set to work.

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