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Li Tobler the Melancholy Muse of H.R. Giger
“It may be too simplistic to say that Li Tobler haunts Giger still… but there is no doubting that the simultaneous agony and joy of life with Li Tobler established the dynamic of fear and transcendence which is present in many of his paintings.” Li Tobler was the melancholic tragic muse of H.R. Giger. Her face haunts Giger’s depictions of ethereal women in many of his paintings, often peering forth from the torment of afterlife to a world beyond anything we’ve known. Shrouded in mystery, Li Tobler is Giger’s most familiar face, yet most unknown.
David Brin on Science Fiction, Fact, and Fantasy
David Brin is one of the “10 authors most-read by AI researchers.” Naturally, he's the guy to consult before Terminators take over the planet. With an extensive resume and years of research experience under his belt, Brin has become the go-to authority on all things science.
Dave Barrett Exclusive Interview for 'It's All Fun And Games'
When six friends accidentally cross into a dangerous (and very real) fantasy world, how will they make it back alive? This is the question Dave Barrett pursues in his debut novel It's All Fun And Games, published by Nerdist as an Inkshares Collection. When Allison, the novel's strawberry-blond heroine, reluctantly agrees to hang out with her geeky friend TJ, he exposes her to the world of LARPing (live-action role playing). Whip out your dictionaries, because LARPing is a term you'll want to remember, as the fantasy-sport's popularity has grown significantly in recent years.
How Max Wasa Impacted Sci-Fi, Horror, and Wellness
Not many women can say they've been featured in countless Playboy magazines while also having portrayed a bloodsucking vampire on the big screen. Max Wasa's incredible range has been a force to be reckoned with throughout her successful career. By diversifying her interests (magazine, print, the big screen, indie films, music, publishing, and radio), Wasa's overflowing well of talent has never been capped.
Sci-Fi Artist Chris Moore's Illustrative Universe
Chris Moore is a British painter, designer, and illustrator recognized as a master of depicting high-tech science fiction. Moore has elegantly devised parallel universes that have graced the works of prestigious authors such as Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov. Moore’s work boasts a fascinating level of technical skill and ascendancy over the canvas, using technology as merely an aid to his own distinctive technique.
Indie Filmmaker Adam Volerich
Adam Volerich is a NYC indie filmmaker with a slight British accent. When he's not creating films, he searches for Sasquatch and collects Blu-ray DVDs. And when he's not doing that—well—he's in the editing room making what us mere mortals perceive as visual magic. Volerich's latest film, Board, follows pot-dealing Ricky after his stash has been stolen by a shady client, which thrusts him into a hazy journey to the mystical land of Coney Island. While it is a visual adventure, it is also a tale of humanity and the everyday. The film features a soundtrack blessed by the magical fingers of Michael Cera; all I have to say is, "Dude, where's my stash?"
Chris Foss Sci-Fi Starship Artist
Obsessed by speed, color, and hybrid technology, Chris Foss paints enormous spaceships and intergalactic arks that are too big for the horizon to hold. The curiously antiquated qualities of his vehicles evoke memories of Edwardian ocean liners and World War I tanks. With structures that are postmodern and completely unlike the streamlined shapes of his predecessors, Foss gives form to machines that will one day populate all of interstellar space.
Kathleen Smith Ultimate Fangirl
In a world dominated by successful geeky franchises (Star Wars and Star Trek, I’m looking directly at you), we find ourselves simply obsessed. From comic conventions to cosplay, collectors items, and fan videos, the most dedicated fans can’t get enough of their favorite series. Waking moments are spent writing fan fiction or planning the next con, as well as consuming all news on the subject at hand.
Living in a Disconnected World
David Karp, a recent graduate from Cornell University, is part of the up-and-coming trend of initiative Millennials taking their careers by storm. In his visionary film Disconnected, Karp sees the world through a lens that we all find ourselves bound to: that of the screen. In a world where screen-time replaces human interaction, what does it mean to truly be alive?
Time's Role in Science Fiction
What is time? In our world, it represents a concept, unit, choice, and even a dimension. In the science fictional universe, it represents all of these concepts elevated into an all encompassing one. Time finds itself as a necessity in that nothing could exist without it––a statement that we cannot fathom because we have never experienced it. Writer Charles Yu claims in his novel, How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, that “time is an ocean of inertia.”
Manhattan Madam Exclusive Interview
Coined the salacious moniker of "The Manhattan Madam" from hungry press and angry politicians, Kristin M. Davis has found herself in the crossfires of media ever since she made her first headline. As a "Madam," "Politician," "Hedge Fund VP," "Prisoner," and "Advocate," Kristin Davis has lead a colorful life filled with ups, downs, and everything that makes the greatest material for a female empowered memoir. Passionate, fiercely independent, and true to her laurels, Kristin now finds herself out of prison and into the next phase in life: one of advocacy.
Sustain Natural's Meika Hollender
Meika Hollender and her father Jeffrey Hollender co-founded the up-and-coming revolutionary all natural condom company Sustain Natural. Featuring environmentally friendly, clean, fair-trade, and vegan products, Sustain promotes wellness for our own bodies while promoting wellness for our planet. But Sustain produces more than just condoms; It sees sexual wellness as merely the beginning of a long-needed (and often ignored) conversation. Sustain creates a forum where men, women, and everyone in between can be passionate about their rights, lives, and world.