Mr. Robot: The Best Portrayal of Hackers Ever (Season 1)

Before Mr. Robot’s season one, dramatizing what hackers do was always a problem for film and TV. How do you make a guy typing on a computer console riveting? Past solutions include making the graphics of the actual hacking fantastical (Hackers, Swordfish), thus taking artistic license. Mr. Robot takes no such shortcuts, and the result is …read in detail

Art of Science Fiction 091: Furio Tedeschi

Furio Tedeschi is a freelance 3D Sculptor and Concept Artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. A talent for creating complex, realistic character designs, Tedeschi has worked for companies such as Bioware Montreal, Blur Studios, McFarlane Toys, Digital Extremes, Gameloft, and Liquid Development, and is currently doing freelance work for Paramount Pictures. Below we have collected a few of …read in detail

Stranger Things: The Return of Kids on an Epic Mission (Season 1)

The eighties kids-on-a-mission epic is back, only in TV streaming form on Netflix. This retro-stylized supernatural, sci-fi, horror, monster series openly salutes The Goonies and E. T.,  achieving something like what JJ Abrahams attempted with Super 8, but reaching far beyond. The novel-like form of streaming allows Stranger Things to take its time and unravel the …read in detail

Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand Nominates “Babylon’s Song” for Sir Julius Vogel Award in the Best Novella Category

Awards and award nominations are precarious things for authors. Most of us don’t work or write or imagine fiction for the glorious prospect of plaques and trophies. And we often work under the auspices of receiving little to no recognition for what we do. Yet what writer hasn’t dreamed of winning an award for his …read in detail