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Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / Re: sci fi recommendations
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:55:56 PM »
Just finished reading Walter Tevis' The Man Who Fell to Earth. Better than the film.

Off out in search of a new book later... and I've no idea what!

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Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: September 30, 2011, 12:14:35 AM »
Thanks guys :)

Although I read more sci-fi than fantasy, I thought my work might be of interest to folk here, and I've been looking for a good reading forum for a while now.

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General Discussion / Re: What music do you like?
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:37:40 AM »
My taste verges on the more arty and electronic rock/pop from the last few decades. Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Gary Numan, John Foxx, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds etc... I also like instrumental music particularly when painting, especially Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield.

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Introductions / Re: Twitter
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:31:42 AM »
I'm relatively new to Twitter, but it's proving to be a more useful alternative to Facebook! @AlexStorerArt

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I'm lucky to have one of my paintings, Awakening, included in this exhibition which is currently on at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond, until 5th November. "Brave New Worlds" explores artistic interpretations of utopias and dystopias, so quite a lot of literary influence in there.

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/leisure_and_culture/arts/riverside_gallery/riverside_gallery_exhibitions/brave_new_worlds_exhibition.htm

Awakening was inspired by the HG Wells novel, When the Sleeper Awakes, which blew me away when I first read it earlier this year.
http://www.thelightdream.net/site_gfx/pages/awakening_jpg.htm

Anybody in the area or passing through - it's well worth a look. Some excellent and very varied artwork on display, and some very unusual interpretations of the theme.

What with this and the British Library exhibition both having been on at the same time, feels like a good time to be a fan of SF&F!

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Introductions / Hello!
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:26:08 AM »
I'm new here - just wanted to introduce myself.

I'm a freelance science-fiction and fantasy artist, currently doing my best to promote my work around the web! I'm also an avid SF reader, mostly classics, particularly from Gollancz's "SF Masterworks" range. But whatever I'm reading often goes on to inspire my artwork - which you can see here:

http://www.thelightdream.net/

One of my (many) ambitions is to break into book cover artwork, as that's one of the things which inspired me to take this path in the first place. That book being Arthur C Clarke's The City and the Stars, the painting being by Chris Moore.

Comments, likes, shares all very much appreciated!

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Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / Re: sci fi recommendations
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:22:43 AM »
I mostly read classic SF - most recently Walter Tevis' Mockingbird, which I thought was fantastic. Well recommended. I even wrote a blog entry about it: http://thelightdream.blogspot.com/2011/09/walter-tevis-mockingbird.html

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I've heard good things about this exhibition, but sadly haven't had a chance to get down and see it. Although it is encouraging to see such a high-profile SF exhibition. Feels like a healthy time for SF&F.

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