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Desc:Sci-fi art from the Second Golden Age of Science Fiction
Category:Arts, Science & Technology
Tags:science fiction, art, sci fi, second golden age
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Scynne - 2010-07-07
Honestly, probably not PoE worthhy material, and I'm only two minutes in to part one, but I love sci-fi more than a person should, and the soundtrack is Tangerine Dream, so five stars.
Pillager - 2010-07-07
I disagree. This is Poe worthy.

One can only watch so many Beavis & Butthead, cat, & juggalo vids, before you need a break from such banality.

themilkshark - 2010-07-07
I hit full screen and zoned out to this for a while. Awesome.
Syd Midnight - 2010-07-07
"hit full screen and zone out a while" would be a good tag

GravidWithHate - 2010-07-07
When I was a young child I had a glossy coffee table book that was nothing but this sort of sci-fi illustrations with a kind of "History of the future" text. I got it for a quarter at a garage sale and I'm pretty sure that it was the most influential quarter I have ever spent.

Five stars for nostalgia.
oddeye - 2010-07-07
My father had something similar that was like a history of space warfare from 2100-2800AD or whatever.

I blame that book for my poor grades.

Syd Midnight - 2010-07-07
My dad had a subscription to Omni, all futuristic text predicting Mars colonies by 1995, Bussard ramjets, flying cars, and robots with big silver tits.

fedex - 2010-07-07
i have that book too, great stuff

Discordia - 2010-07-08
Took me a while until I saw the cover image:

http://sciencebasedparenting.com/2009/11/10/national-geographi cs-our-universe/

fedex - 2010-07-08
John Berkey

MrBuddy - 2010-07-08
Me and RoUS had one of sci-fi, art books as kids as well? Did everyone have them and were just too afraid to admit it??

I recognize some of those pictures as novel covers. The one with the dolphins is Startide Rising and the giant, UFO/mushroom-cloud shaped, white cities is from an anthology of short stories.

I only expected to watch the first couple of minutes and ended up watching the whole thing. Once again Portal of Evil TV turns into Portal of Awesome TV.

oddeye - 2010-07-09
"Spacecraft, 2000-2100 A.D"

That was the fucker! Gotta order me a copy of that for my soon to be firstborn.

pastorofmuppets - 2010-07-07
Awesome. My sci-fi exposure is limited, but this does all remind me of time spent playing Beneath a Steel Sky...
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2010-07-08
Ah, memories of my nerd childhood. Crammed together with newer, nerdier memories of my current life. Oh Poe, how I love you.
i'm with frank - 2010-11-13
Scientists now predict the future to be 10% more futuristic than previously thought.
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