Gilbert Tubers shuffled down the street in a huff, clutching the most valuable thing in the world. It was tucked under his arm inside a glass jar, and he admired it every twenty paces while […]
Until the New Wave began in the middle 1960s, most science fiction was fundamentally “rationalist” in that the worlds it imagined were overwhelmingly built on rational principles. This is true even if the story were […]
As a boy, I never understood why little green men would be attracted to human females (as in Mars Attacks!), especially where the reverse was not true. I was older before I realized these stories […]
The work of Russian artist Anastasia B. looks like something out of a never-made samzidat version of Blade Runner.
There’s so much amazing art being produced, it’s hard to keep coming up with superlatives to describe it. Kait Kybar’s concept art definitely falls into that category. I especially like the “Adventures of a Selfie […]
JaeCheol Park, AKA Paperblue, is a South Korean digital painter and concept artist with a genuine talent for environments. His detailed works, which rarely feature people except at a distance, easily transport the viewer into […]
I don’t have a problem with scantily-clad shield maidens. Conan runs around in a loincloth, baring his bulging muscles. Hardly sensible armor. The problem is — or has been — the lack of any alternative […]