After a 7-year hiatus, Sci-Fi-O-Rama is back on Spotify with new playlists!
First up, Ben has curated a wide-ranging selection of recent electronic music for your headphones. Pairing a gloomy, glitchy atmosphere with some moments of lush beauty, Ben is gunning for dystopian but danceable with this 30 track, 2 hour list.
Listen to it here:
SFOR2018: Ben Selects
We will be back with a second list featuring a more minimal, synth-oriented vibe from Kieran in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy this playlist and feel free to time-travel back to Sci-Fi-O-Rama’s original lists.
Image: “Renegade Hardware”, Daniel Isles / DirtyRobot, 2017
Our classic Science-Fiction illustrators series  continues with a tribute to perhaps the most complete of all British artists; the late, great, Peter Elson (13 January 1947 – March 1998).
Elson’s artistic potential was evident at early age, beginning to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil. Something of a prodigy, he completed his Art A-Level two years early at age 16 (A-Grade, of course). Whilst at Ealing Art College he studied fashion before switching to graphics. His career in Sci-Fi illustration took off in 1977 when he entered and won a Sci-Fi artwork competition. Commissions began to flood in and a star was born.
Working out of Shenzhen, China, game designer and art director Yao Yao has produced a broad catalog of vivid character designs in her distinct illustration style. Her art features a straightforward, bright palette and clean, caricatured silhouettes. I am very excited to share it with you.
The Apollo Lunar Module, known by it’s NASA acronym ‘LM’, is singular in the history of vehicles. It is the only crewed vehicle to land and take off from another world. Manufactured by Gruman Aircraft, standing just over seven meters tall and weighing as much as sixteen and three quarter tons when fully fueled, the LM is a marvel of engineering.
For the third installment of our classic Sci-Fi illustrators series, we move from one alien landscape master to another. He is an artist so exotic and distinctive he merits his own sub-genre.
I’m of course talking about British artist and designer Roger Dean (born 31 August 1944 in Ashford, Kent).
Following on from Em Niwa, Sci-Fi-O-Rama presents another Eastern-flavoured selection of fantastical art. Feebee is a Japanese illustrator and full-time artist whose professional career dates back to 2002. I came across her striking imagery via Pinterest and was compelled to dig deeper.