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Science Ficton Rayguns in Blown Glass

Vancouver-based glass artist Jeff Burnette has made several pieces that look like rayguns from classic science fiction. Here’s how he does this delicate work: These are blown and manipulated hot glass objects. A transparent colour is picked up on the pipe, then clear glass is gathered on top. The piece is then blown out and shaped [...]

10 Possible Sources of "Avatar" in Classic Science Fiction

“QUANTUM SHOT” #604Link – by Avi Abrams Going beyond the obvious comparisons with “Ferngully” and “Dances with Wolves” By now many of you have seen James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” and marveled at its breakthrough 3D immersion technology. Visually, the movie is beyond breathtaking. Perhaps it can even be compared to the advent of wide screen in movie [...]

Google UFO doodles are H.G. Wells tribute

Google’s recent UFO themed doodles have been revealed as a tribute to H.G. Wells, the pioneering author who penned classic science fiction novels …