Science Fiction Art: Selling Your Story!
I've just spent a whole year on Ganymede, one of Jupiter's largest moons and realised that I haven't blogged for about a week. That sounds strange to say....to be away for a whole year and in reality only a week has passed by on planet Earth!
Colonisation is rapidly progressing on this moon and many cities have already been built and inhabited by 'Ganymedians' a term used to describe the brave settlers who have left friends and family behind and volunteered to make this one-way journey.
Some of us including me are part of the 'Ganymede Colonisation Team' where we are able to return to Earth to collect equipment and supplies to support new teams making the trip to Ganymede for the first time, training and helping them to integrate into their new surroundings.
Unknown to the majority of the human race, groups of civilians and those with specialised skills are being collected for space integration, ones who have volunteered their services for life on Ganymede. Colonising Ganymede has been an ongoing secret project now for many years and NASA has co-funded and enlisted the help of SpaceX headed by Elon Musk to speed things up as it were due to the fragile nature of Earth's existence.
The trip back to Ganymede has given me an opportunity to take some photos especially of the craft that was used to transport us. The photo below is of the craft arriving on the Kent coast of England to transport myself and others to make the trip back to Ganymede.
I am not able to release photos of the planet itself being colonised as this is against NASA's space program protocol.
Things are certainly not looking good down here for planet Earth right now, with so many protest groups and riots of one kind or another destabilising humanity, not to forget to mention the extreme weather events taking place globally, it makes you wonder how long this planet can survive! Is it any wonder that some humans have agreed to be accepted on the space integration scheme on Ganymede?
Many books have been written about space exploration and the possibilities of inhabiting new worlds in outer space, and many science fiction programs and tv series have been etched on the minds of generations of humans over the years making us wonder if life really exists beyond our planet.....we all have our favourites: Star Trek - Star Wars - Doctor Who - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Time Tunnel - Land of the Giants - Space 1999 - Back to the Future - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Battlestar Galatica - 2001 A Space Odyssey and the list goes on.
I suppose this blog is an ode to all our favourite science fiction books, movies and tv shows that we grew up watching....making us eagerly look up with wide wondrous eyes into the blackness of space, hoping and wishing that those icy planets up there are really inhabited by those pink knitted creatures called the Clangers!
Yes....a short blog in which my mind has carried me away to a fanciful science fiction world...a twilight zone of imagination ever wondering if and when the martians will arrive to whisk us up and fly us off to a galaxy light years away!
Science fiction will always be a favourite subject for many people....it takes you away to an imaginary world far from the realities of this life, a world where you can imagine and design away to your heart's content, to a world of make-believe.
Snapping out of it briefly and back to reality...science fiction is a subject that sells very well in stock photography. Many authors and film-makers are looking for science fiction stock that will advertise their work....be it on the front cover of a novel, a poster or a record/CD cover...why not let your science fiction creative juices run wild and design some awesome science fiction art for stock!
Who knows ....your secrets to success might start with your imagination, and one day your art just might be used as an advertisement for a space integration program or space exploration trip to another world outside this galaxy! The advertisement might just start off saying something like this:
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!
Photo credits: Photodynamx.
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