Sci-Fi-O-Rama returns with the second installment of “A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a series of interlocked stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.
This month’s story delves into the mysterious Institute for Applied Research, where a young woman agrees to take part in a clinical trial to treat her chronic anxiety. When the treatment moves beyond anything she could have expected, she will find herself tested to the very core of her being.
Read on to find out what awaits her in “Clinical Trial“.
Starting his career as an architectural historian, Belgian artist and photographer Filip Dujardin has used his knowledge of contemporary vernacular architecture to create a body of remarkable speculative works. Reassembling everyday weathered elements of the contemporary built environment using photo-collage and rendering techniques, Dujardin builds edifices that look both ordinary and utterly impossible.
The Sci-Fi-O-Rama team is excited to be taking the site in a new direction with our first foray into original fiction!
Over the coming year, we will be presenting “A Colour Like Orange: Stories from a Broken World“, a monthly series of interlocked stories from Toronto writer CG Inglis.
Riding the edge between gritty realism and vivid speculation, CG’s stories take us to a world much like our own, but with the boundaries of reality wearing thin. Strange forces slip into the world through the cracks, and otherwise ordinary people find their lives drastically changed as they slip out. At the crux of it all is a mysterious substance called “powder” and the powerful Institute of Applied Research which strives to understand and harness its potential.
Combining elements of cyberpunk, psychedelia, and psychological horror, CG Inglis has created a work that we found arresting and stylish – a great match for the aspirations of this site!
Without further ado, we proudly present the first instalment of the series, “A Colour Like Orange“.
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
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.
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).