Jilanico, to TheExpanse

I made an orange version of my "mag boot" lights inspired by for visibility when walking around traffic. Might also be useful when on a bike. Thoughts?

mpax, to scifi
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What did you find on the flying saucer you didn't expect?

AndyPaciorekArt, to Horror
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shhh ... sneak peek of possible cover for issue 2 of Sinister Tales comic (Issue 1 is not out yet)

sfwrtr, to 13thFloor
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Ch 8 Nbr 16 — Have you ever started a chapter with a quote or poem? How do you feel about the idea?

A quote from serialization:

/Starlight, Starbright, what little girl do I see tonight, with her nose oh so rosy red and her wand all aglow? / [Some nouns changed for clarity. —RS]

I include an epigraph only when the story dictates. Sometimes it's a step back from the main narration, which is usually 1st person, to another voice that establishes the story exists in another context. Using it this way is problematic, as it signals to some readers that the POV dies. In this example, the poetry snippet sets up a cutesy child backstory that turns out tragic.

I rarely write epigraphs.

[Author retains copyright (c)2024 R.S.]


Wivik, to sciencefiction
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Avis à la communauté /

indépendant auto-publié, je suis toujours à la recherche de retours pour m'améliorer. Si d'aventure vous tenez une chronique lecture, seriez-vous intéressé(e) pour faire une d'un de mes écrits ? Si oui vous pouvez me contacter en DM ou sur mon site web.

(English is possible too)


SFRuminations, to scifi
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What pre-1985 science fiction are you reading?

Now a column and reading/writing update on my site: https://sciencefictionruminations.com/2024/04/15/what-pre-1985-science-fiction-are-you-reading-update-no-xi/
#scifi #sciencefiction #history #books

metin, to Guns
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Going to try creating a sci-fi gun in MagicaCSG. I'm not very experienced in detailed hard-surface modeling, so it's going to be an interesting challenge.

Disclaimer: I hate real-life guns. My sci-fi gun will emit a peace beam. ✌️😉

More progress impressions will follow.

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Sci-fi gun update...

I don't know yet which direction this will go, but I notice more and more that adding details is a fine balance between "No, this doesn't work" and "Yeah, I like it!" 🙂

See other posts in this thread for more WIPs.

#guns #HardSurface #SciFi #ScienceFiction #design #artwork #sculpture #illustration #illustrator #art #arte #artist #DigitalArt #ArtMatters #GraphicDesign #3D #MagicaCSG #CreativeToots #FediArt #MastoArt #ArtistsOnMastodon

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Sci-fi gun progress...

Added some more parts and greebles. Enjoying it so far. Work will continue tomorrow.

See other posts in this thread for more WIPs.

#guns #HardSurface #SciFi #ScienceFiction #design #artwork #sculpture #illustration #illustrator #art #arte #artist #DigitalArt #ArtMatters #GraphicDesign #3D #MagicaCSG #CreativeToots #FediArt #MastoArt #ArtistsOnMastodon

SFRuminations, to scifi
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Sally Miller Gearhart (1931-2021) was born on this day. Bibliography: https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?5877

L, Elizabeth Ross, 1979; R, uncredited, 1988


SFRuminations, to scifi
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Artist Mal Dean (1941-1974) was born on this day. List of covers and interior art: https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?25223

L, 1969; R, 1969
#scifi #sciencefiction #art #artist


SFRuminations, to art
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Artist Leo Manso (1914-1993) was born on this day. List of covers: https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?27469

L, 1949; R, 1953
#art #artist #scifi #sciencefiction


SFRuminations, to scifi
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Editor and author Howard Browne (1908-1999) was born on this day. Bibliography: https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?879

L, 1953; R, W. H. Hinton, 1948
#scifi #sciencefiction


SFRuminations, to scifi
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Artist Denis McLoughlin (1918-2002) was born on this day. List of covers: https://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?168296

L, 1952; R, 1962
#scifi #sciencefiction #art #covers #artist


Klepsis, to fantasy
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Today is the last big day for the sale.
Don't miss this chance to grow your and TBR!


Hamsta180, to art
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maxthefox, to sciencefiction
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My first book, which used to be highly janky, has been de-janked as much as I could. It's still the first long-form writing I ever did, so the quality is definitely not as high as Marathon, but it's very readable and the premise is rather unusual. It's not military sci-fi unlike Marathon, rather it's about a space road trip that ends up stumbling into a conspiracy.


inkican, to scifi
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Fun fact 1 - I run one of the biggest independent scifi communities on the Internet.

Fun fact 2 - I'm doing author interviews on Inkican.com

Fun fact 3 - I'm the perfect vehicle for author exposure.

Interested in being interviewed on Inkican.com? DM me - I'll explain how it works.

sfwrtr, to 13thFloor
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2404.14 — Is your MC spontaneous, or a planner?

Wintereyes is the definition of spontaneous. She doesn't plan so much as have goals. She wants to be a provider, that is she wants to be able to make the kill for her pack, and is learning running archery. Knives are too short range. Spontaneous doesn't mean she is imprudent. She thinks her actions through. That she's lived with wolves most of her life and is now living amongst humans means she doesn't always interpret people's actions correctly, however. Misinterpretations cause her problems—some humorous, some NSFW, some deadly.

[Author retains copyright (c)2024 R..S.]


SFRuminations, to scifi
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New installment of my science fiction in translation series with Rachel S. Cordasco -- today we head east of the Iron Curtain to 1960s Romania with Vladimir Colin’s “The Contact” (1966). https://sciencefictionruminations.com/2024/04/14/short-story-review-vladimir-colins-the-contact-1966-trans-by-the-author-in-1970/
#scifi #sciencefiction #books #Romania #history

The original collection that the story appeared in. A huge fossil looms over a building?

sfwrtr, to 13thFloor
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2404.11 — How much power does your antagonist have?

In the reluctance series, mostly, the main antagonist limits herself to keeping humanity from going extinct. The sky's the limit in a very literal sense(†).

In Inklings, that main antagonist is more "radiant" than anyone else(†). Apparently, Her Highness also has enough authority to make the MC temporarily abandon her life with her wolf pack to attend school to learn to become more human.

(†) Am I cryptic enough?

[Author retains copyright (c)2024 R..S.]


women_in_sci_fi_movies, to Women
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in science fiction movies

Of course you can answer by posting which movie, which role and which actress it is. If you want, you can also write whether you liked the movie and the acting performance. I look forward to your answers :)

sfwrtr, to 13thFloor
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284 — What are common traps for new authors?

Lack of realistic expectations about the profession, or romanticizing it. I can't tell you how many times I've run into this, and had to smile and nod and leave. It's ridiculous to think becoming an author doesn't require similar effort, practice, and training as for becoming a professional athlete or doctor. Even then, expecting becoming renowned in the field...?

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thopan, to sciencefiction German
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Das Album „The Loop“ von ist sooo gut. Epische mit bisschen Dialog zwischendurch. Hachz.

varelse, to sciencefiction Polish
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Wreszcie obejrzałem ten film. Warto, przede wszystkim ze względu na wizualia - bo jednak biopunk jest czymś rzadko spotykanym w kinie. Nie kojarzę, żebym kiedykolwiek widział coś podobnego. I nawet jeśli w pojedynczych momentach widać niedociągnięcia CGI, to twórcy zdecydowanie nadrabiają wyobraźnią. Plus, jest taki swojski vibe, bo oprócz biopunkowych stworów i maszyn, mamy też zamglone, wiejskie pejzaże kojarzące się nieco z polską prowincją (tak ściśle rzecz biorąc, to z litewską, bo tam kręcono film, ale to przecież nie tak daleko).

Fabularnie Ameryki nie odkrywa, ot, kolejna historia o rozwarstwieniu społecznym i sztucznie generowanym niedoborze. Oczywiście łatwiej jest napisać historię o niedoborze generowanym intencjonalnie przez tych złych, niż o takim występującym nieintencjonalnie, bo do uratowania świata wystarczy jedna bohaterka i jeden "artefakt" (jak magiczny kod "odblokowujący" ziarna).

Aczkolwiek nie żeby temat nie był aktualny. Trochę ironiczne, że ów film z wątkiem sztucznego niedoboru mogłem obejrzeć na legalu dopiero po dwóch latach. Zresztą, porównując z tym, co dzisiaj odwalają korporacje (przynajmniej według bloga Doctorowa), to Cytadela z "Vesper" to przy nich amatorzy.


p.s. Liczyłem na więcej wątków ekologicznych, a w sumie został z nich tylko ogólny setting, plus fakt że wszystko kręci się wokół ziaren. Co nie zmienia faktu, że dobry biopunk jest dobry.

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