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.
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).
Welcome to the second part of our Classic Science-Fiction Illustrators series. Today we present the unmistakable iridescence of British artist Tim White (born 4 April 1952 in Erith, Kent).
Tim’s extensive career follows a trajectory similar to that of Jim Burns (Part 1). Both started out in the mid-1970s and evolved to produce cover art for many Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors. In Tim’s case, these include luminaries such as Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett and H. P. Lovecraft.
Since leaving behind his burgeoning career in 2014 as an illustrator for Magic: The Gathering and other games, Chicago-based artist Peter Mohrbacher has focused exclusively on his personal project, Angelarium.
First up, I’d just like to welcome onboard Ben Feldman to Sci-Fi-O-Rama. Ben will be reviewing Sci-Fi literature as the year unfolds, from the essentials to the esoteric, and he’ll also be posting regular artist samplers, this taste of Russian prodigy Yuri Shwedoff is the first.