Last week’s ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’ centered on Mary Shelley and how her imagination through her novel ‘Frankenstein’ has now attained reality (you can read the ‘Prophets of Science Fiction: Mary Shelley’ recap here if you missed it).
Sparkplug comics publisher Dylan Williams is facing a serious health crisis, and like many independent comics artists, writers, and publishers in America, he is doing so without health insurance. To help him defray the costs, Floating World Comics has collected original comics art based on Philip K. Dick novel by comics creators like Michael Deforge (Spotting Deer), Adam Hines (Duncan the Wonder Dog), Malachi Ward (Expansion) and Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), along with superhero art by artists including Steve Lieber (Whiteout) and Jonathan Case (Green River Killer).
"Inspired by Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Blade Runner, this theatrical production explores the lives of six genetic Replicants as they supersede their emotional design limitations and accept their emerging humanity."
Shooting is carrying on for this subtly reworked version of Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”, with Mars shelved in favour of nation-state/corporate conglomerate hybrids, but undercover agent and lost/replaced memory issues intact. Courtesy of Comic Book Movie, we now have a series of on-set videos, which are very much a mixed bag.
"Sci-fi fans will recall this scene from 2002 film Minority Report: John Anderton walks through a mall, and as his retina is repeatedly scanned, 3-D posters sell their products and services directly to him by name."