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RETROFUTURE - IMAGES FROM THE FUTURE THAT NEVER WAS By Luca Oleastri
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The "Retrofuture" is a total vision of the future as seen through the eyes of the past, often a utopian society characterized by high technology (relative to the base time), unusual or... More > exaggerated artistic, architectural and fashion styles, and an abundance of consumer goods; its spirit of optimism and embracing of the status-quo is a contrast with cyberpunk, although in many cases the utopianism is presented in an intentionally ironic or camp light. This book is a nostalgic compilation of hundreds images taken from divulgation books and magazines from the '20 to the '70.< Less
X-plorers By David Bezio
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Put on your space suit, charge your ray rifle, and flip ignition on an outer-space adventure! Imagine if the first RPG had been one of interplanetary adventure—rules-light, fast-paced, and... More > inspired by a passion for science fiction. In X-plorers, you’re part of a group of galactic troubleshooters on the look out for the next job—whether it be salvage, search, or rescue on an alien world.< Less
Pixellation Issue 1 By Casey Suou Layne
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Pixellation is a video games ebookzine focused mainly on retro games & retro gaming, with articles, reviews, features and much more. Issue 1 of Pixellation has a feature on Kenji Eno & his... More > then video games company WARP. From his first foray into the video games industry, to his unique & varied approach to developing games that have both interesting concepts and designs. Kenji Eno has created some very impressive & memorable titles with WARP, so find out about this great company, & its founder & director inside. This issue also has two other great articles, one on what Sega would have to overcome to release & sustain another console in todays crowded marketplace. The other is about future predictions focusing mainly on handheld systems. Pixellation also has reviews on D (D no shokutaku), Sega Rally (Saturn), Mugsy, Mugsy's Revenge (Spectrum), Amnios (Amiga). Other articles include, Transfering files between Amiga & PC, Dreamcast VMU, Enemy Zero's disk 0 & more. Visit www.pixellationmagazine.blogspot.com< Less
My Science Fiction Autobiography By Russell A. Snopek
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Here's a retro science fiction novel that baby boomers will appreciate. If your childhood dream was to pilot a rocket ship, live on the moon, or travel to the stars, this is the sci-fi adventure for... More > you! In 1966 my teenage friends and I were enthralled by the prospect of space travel. I envisioned building a personal spacecraft, lunar outpost, and an asteroid starship. This didn't seem like a stretch to me, any more than a time-traveling UFO landing in my back yard did! One fateful night I had the opportunity to see the future, and it was everything that I imagined. My now-grown friends had found the means to achieve our dreams-although, not quite the way I predicted, after all, life has a way of exacting its toll. Luckily, I arrived in time to witness the completion of our greatest scientific endeavor. Join me now for a good old-fashioned, outer space adventure with the awe and mystery that you haven't experienced since you were, well...a kid!< Less
My Science Fiction Autobiography By Russell A. Snopek
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Here’s a retro science fiction novel that baby boomers will appreciate. If your childhood dream was to pilot a rocket ship, live on the moon, or travel to the stars, this is the sci-fi... More > adventure for you! In 1966 my teenage friends and I were enthralled by the prospect of space travel. I envisioned building a personal spacecraft, lunar outpost, and an asteroid starship. This didn’t seem like a stretch to me, any more than a time-traveling UFO landing in my back yard did! One fateful night I had the opportunity to see the future, and it was everything that I imagined. My now-grown friends had found the means to achieve our dreams—although, not quite the way I predicted, after all, life has a way of exacting its toll. Luckily, I arrived in time to witness the completion of our greatest scientific endeavor. Join me now for a good old-fashioned, outer space adventure with the awe and mystery that you haven't experienced since you were, well...a kid!< Less
My Science Fiction Autobiography By Russell A. Snopek
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Here’s a retro science fiction novel that baby boomers will appreciate. If your childhood dream was to pilot a rocket ship, live on the moon, or travel to the stars, this is the sci-fi... More > adventure for you! In 1966 my teenage friends and I were enthralled by the prospect of space travel. I envisioned building a personal spacecraft, lunar outpost, and an asteroid starship. This didn’t seem like a stretch to me, any more than a time-traveling UFO landing in my back yard did! One fateful night I had the opportunity to see the future, and it was everything that I imagined. My now-grown friends had found the means to achieve our dreams—although, not quite the way I predicted, after all, life has a way of exacting its toll. Luckily, I arrived in time to witness the completion of our greatest scientific endeavor. Join me now for a good old-fashioned, outer space adventure with the awe and mystery that you haven't experienced since you were, well...a kid!< Less
Pandora Driver: The Origin By John Picha
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By 1930's the elite had plunged the country into a Great Depression. Class war was being waged, and someone was about to snap! Young Betty McDougal's family was evicted from their farm and forced... More > into a city shelter. It was a time of desperation, sin, and lessons Betty didn't want to learn. Her life felt hopeless until a mysterious stranger delivered an unstoppable Car-of-Tomorrow. It transformed her. She became the relentless avenger of the common man sifting right from wrong in a realm where the villains were the local gentry and the heroes were outlaws. She became a mistress of disguise and lies to unleash chaos into the halls of wealth and power. Sometimes her methods were unsettling. Battling sin in the filth where it resides can dirty even the purest hearts. The good old days we remember in monochrome were lived in color. In a time when good and evil was simply black and white, Pandora lived in the gray area. This retro-hero tale is for mature readers. It ain't Shakespeare. It's pure Pulp!< Less
One Vision: A Monochrome World By Simon Breeze
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This bumper-sized book contains the black and white renderings of the fantasy and pin-up artist Simon Breeze. Yes, pin-up as in, ‘pin-up girls’ which means there are some women in... More > unreasonable armour and sometimes nothing at all contained (or should that be barely contained?) within these pages – you have been warned. The rest of the artwork consists of a selection of work from a period of around a year and focus on mighty armoured space warriors to naughty goblins and many strange things in between. Over the years, Simon has worked in several genres and on many projects such as concepts, films, comics, advertising, graphic design and books, and his art has appeared in some interesting places too, such as Doctor Who Online, Death Squad Games, and Future Quake Comics but to name a few. You can follow the odd world, strange renderings and rants of Simon on his website: Simonbreeze.blogspot.com< Less
Animatrix: The Graduate Animation Journal (Volume 20) 2013 By UCLA Animation Workshop
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Edited by Valerie Giuili and Kelly Lake. This edition of Animatrix is dedicated to the future of animation and is a reflection of a changing society. Often, suppositions on what the future might... More > bring conjure up wild ideas that inaccurately reflect our fate. The “retro-futurism” movement of the 50s’ and 60s’ was quite successful in developing imagery for this concept, and we have included artwork in this edition to reflect the spirit of optimism and over-the-top marketing associated with that time. Animatrix is the only published graduate student journal about animation. It is produced entirely by the students of the UCLA's Animation MFA program.< Less
Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie By Sam Roberts
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Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the images found in this book celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising. The book introduces the... More > signs, the people who paint them, and explores their links to Cambodian art, culture and history. The stories of the signs and their makers are inseparable from events in Cambodia over the last 40 years, notably the impact of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime. This crushed both art and commerce, the two spheres of activity straddled by these hand-painted signs. Their rise and gradual fall since this time takes the reader up to the current day and the uncertain future faced by this characteristic feature of Cambodia’s streets.< Less