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(io9)   Dead sci-fi writers tell no tales, usually. This new documentary is looking to rewrite sci-fi history from ground up   (io9.com) divider line 15
    More: Interesting, H.P. Lovecraft, weather control, sci-fi, Director Alastair McColl  
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2013-01-14 12:18:43 AM
I always thought the guy who did this could make a pretty decent Lovecraft-inspired film.

DyE - Fantasy

NSFW, sanity.
 
2013-01-14 12:20:12 AM
Cities In The Sky: Science Fiction's Forgotten Visionaries:

Meh. That's what the Science Channel is for.

H.P. Lovecraft's DAGON-An Animated Adaptation:

This.....might be worth exploring. The live action ones have been woeful.

LoveTouchHate:

Reminds me of "Eat,Pray,Love". So....No.
 
2013-01-14 06:49:15 AM
There's a ton of great sci-fi from before there was sci-fi.

I just read "The House on the Borderlands", which is usually lumped in with horror, but it's not. William Hope Hodgson wrote another book about the sun burning out called "Planet X" or something like that. All of this is pre-world war one.
 
2013-01-14 08:45:17 AM
If only they could, we could have found out how Dune was supposed to end instead of those atrocities by his son and that hack Anderson.

/Nope, not bitter at all
 
2013-01-14 09:01:36 AM
... from ground up what? Fragments of typewriter ribbon?
 
2013-01-14 10:09:13 AM
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2013-01-14 10:18:15 AM

Apos: Cities In The Sky: Science Fiction's Forgotten Visionaries:

Meh. That's what the Science Channel is for.

H.P. Lovecraft's DAGON-An Animated Adaptation:

This.....might be worth exploring. The live action ones have been woeful.

LoveTouchHate:

Reminds me of "Eat,Pray,Love". So....No.


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2013-01-14 10:57:13 AM

Plant Rights Activist: crowdfund

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KIMBRYO
 
2013-01-14 11:39:39 AM
But their children do...and sue.
 
2013-01-14 12:19:23 PM

ModernLuddite: There's a ton of great sci-fi from before there was sci-fi.

I just read "The House on the Borderlands", which is usually lumped in with horror, but it's not. William Hope Hodgson wrote another book about the sun burning out called "Planet X" or something like that. All of this is pre-world war one.


I believe the novel you reference is The Night Land, which is one of the true extraordinary stories in early science fiction. Hodgeson descibes a world where the sun is dying, and humanity is besieged by all sorts of unknown, mysterious entities that were accidentally released upon the inhabitants of (what's left of) the Earth by scientists from a previous age. The prose he used for the novel is however, extremely difficult to get through. It especially becomes tiresome once the protagonist rescues a young girl from another refuge and they attempt to travel back to his home in the Great Redoubt.

The story has taken on a life of its own though. There has been a good deal of fan fiction attempting to elaborate on many of the mysterious subjects Hodgeson introduced in the novel. Also, one fan performed a rewrite where he removed all the unusual wording and prose and replaced it with a more reader-friendly style.
A must for any sci-fi enthusiast interested in the roots of the genre.
 
2013-01-14 12:43:28 PM

Plant Rights Activist: crowdfund

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i also would like to make a movie. it'll be just about the best one you've ever seen. send me $25 now and i'll let you watch it as soon as i get around to making it.

also, the world needs a Cordwainer Smith biopic.
 
2013-01-14 12:49:15 PM
Cordwainer Bird? I've heard repeatedly what a super nice guy his is.
 
2013-01-14 02:52:47 PM
Woohoo my second approved link ever! It was my sister's (co creator of Cities in Sky) idea.
 
2013-01-14 03:00:32 PM

ristst: Cordwainer Bird? I've heard repeatedly what a super nice guy his is.


He already has a biography:

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2013-01-14 08:39:45 PM

fusillade762: I always thought the guy who did this could make a pretty decent Lovecraft-inspired film.

DyE - Fantasy

NSFW, sanity.


So very very much so! And now I've already inflicted that video on several friends. . .
 
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