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My name is Oliver Nicolas Fortuin
writer | author | wordsmith | novelist | penman

Genres / Speculative Fiction / Books.
/ Creative Writing / Science Fiction / Fantasy and much more

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Original concept art for Star Wars by Ralph McQuarrie.

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EARTH, FOUR BILLION YEARS AGO — Illustration by Simone Marchi. From NASA: “No place on Earth was safe. Four billion years ago, during the Hadean eon, our Solar System was a dangerous shooting gallery of large and dangerous rocks and ice chunks. Recent examination of lunar and Earth bombardment data indicate that the entire surface of the Earth underwent piecemeal upheavals, hiding our globe’s ancient geologic history, and creating a battered world with no remaining familiar land masses. The rain of devastation made it difficult for any life to survive, although bacteria that could endure high temperatures had the best chance. Oceans thought to have formed during this epoch would boil away after particularly heavy impacts, only to reform again. The above artist’s illustration depicts how Earth might have looked during this epoch, with circular impact features dotting the daylight side, and hot lava flows visible in the night. One billion years later, in a calmer Solar System, Earth’s first supercontinent formed.” (NASA)

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French “Futureworld” poster, 1976.

via Io9


Two of my paintings which have been long sold out in print form have recently been re-released as a limited edition print on canvas. You can find They Come and BOOM at The Gauntlet Collection.

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"When we look out into space, we are looking into our own origins, because we are truly children of the stars." — Brian Cox


Ralph McQuarrie - Sci-fi novels cover art details

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Panther Science Fiction

via VDPraxis


All about earth. 

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In the 1970′s the Princeton physicist Gerard O’Neill with the help of NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University held a series of space colony summer studies which explored the possibilities of humans living in giant orbiting spaceships. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed and a number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made.”

From The Public Domain Review, via Boing Boing

Did anybody notice how similar this looks to the space station from the movie Elysium. 

I’ve got a feeling they did that on purpose.