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I am sorry you have to live in the time of terraforming, and not in the spring that follows

It was what she always said, late at night, when the environment-makers moaned and the distant cliffs ran with magma. We were the first generation, doomed to live before the history of this planet began. More »

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The kingdom was hewn from rocks that floated in air, joined only by the steel of bridges

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They built on every surface of the mountain, even after it exploded into a million drifting shards. Each unmoored chunk became a small annex of the palace, connected to the main castle by trains that rushed over airborne tracks. More »


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Cities that hover in the clouds of gas giants

Ever since I read Iain M. Banks' The Algebraist, about creatures who live on gas giant planets, I have dreamt of gas giant cities. Luckily, the amazing site ConceptArt.org issued a challenge a couple of years ago to design one. More »

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The Fantastical Pinup Girls of Danni Shinya Luo [NSFW]

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Danni Shinya Luo's work focuses on the beauty of the female form, and she understands what makes a woman sexy. Using watercolors, she combines the fierceness of a woman's power with the bright, fresh colors of the natural world. More »


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The ship that came to port did not float upon the water

One does not often see a ship of such size landing on the beach. But more extraordinary than its size was the fact that it did not land at all. From its hidden decks issued a flock of mechanical beasts. More »

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A city for your thoughts

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When the old cities had crumbled into nonsense stones, the grand avenues and statuaries were fertilizer for a thousand generations' farms. Until the great rains unburied the past, piece by piece. More »


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What's in Odin's Vault? Plus other cool stuff from the Art of Thor

Chances are, you've already seen Thor - but you didn't see all the cool stuff that appeared on the screen, as well as all the insane artwork and design work that went into creating the film. More »

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New footage and concept art from The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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The new Planet of the Apes prequel is coming this summer, but we haven't seen much of it yet - until today. In a fascinating online interview, effects masters Weta released some footage and concept art from the origins tale. More »


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It was a labyrinth that spanned worlds

Think twice before you enter a maze that does not end at the horizon. You never know where it won't take you More »

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Only one artist dares to capture alien creatures in their natural habitat

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Plenty of artists and would-be naturalists are content to observe extraterrestrial beings from a discreet distance - perhaps a few miles away, via hyperzoom. But only artist Alex Ries, aka Abiogenesis, is willing to approach these creatures and paint them. More »


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Propaganda posters urge you to keep calm and shoot Nazi dinosaurs

When Hitler's dino-hordes storm Normandy, will you have the wherewithal to beat them back? Allied propaganda posters from a lizard-filled WWII urge you to take arms against these Jurassic Nazis, while Axis posters tout raptors as the strength of Germany. More »

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Painter adds giant monsters to drab yard sale landscape paintings

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You know those dreary landscape paintings that haunt every yard sale and adorn too many a gallery wall? Artist Chris McMahon adds his own touches to such paintings - and proves that giant monsters can improve just about anything. More »