“Future Man” will be present in COMIC CON Portugal 2015, in Oporto, December 5th and 6th – in association with Hyper Toys and Star Wars’ 501st.
See you there!
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The Real “Future Man”
Regardless of the apparently exciting space-related news we come across every day in traditional and social media, the rather sad truth is:
For nearly 2 generations, transportation technologies have failed to take mankind any faster or further. It seems we’ve lost the thrill and desire to explore. Apollo 17 remains the MOST RECENT manned flight beyond Earth orbit. That was 1972.
It surely feels like we’re not doing enough.
But not every man has gone idle. There are seven.
Seven men who are working, shaping our future. These seven have moved beyond what riches can buy and are dedicating a large portion of what they have to give you a chance at a better future. A more fulfilling future.
What do these seven men have in common? They’re all, without exception, building spacecraft.
In no particular order:
In my opinion, these brave pioneers, they feel this in their bones. That Mankind is lacking. That it’s failing.
Some say they’re doing it for the money. Like they need it 😊. But they could be doing it to show – to prove – that it is viable to create a space-bound enterprise, be it tourism, mining or just carrying satellites to the space.
And that’s a good thing. No. A great thing!
There are no certainties as far as the future goes. Except for one: there’s no hiding from it.
What if someone was to call upon himself the task of making “the future”, as foreseen by classical Sci-Fi authors, happen in our lifetime?
Walk Vincent’s path in Future Man and learn how, thanks to him, everybody will have a chance at a different kind of life.
Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man, the movie-script-based novel, as “Highly imaginative” … “Action packed book” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.”
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Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Synopsis: In late 1990’s Los Angeles, Hannon Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) is the owner of a multi-billion dollar computer enterprise and the inventor of a newly completed virtual reality simulation (VR) of 1937 Los Angeles…
Why you may have missed it: The title screams “horror flick” but it’s nothing of the sort. It’s actually great, stylish, expensive looking sci-fi. It also sported some of the best scenic CGI of its day and its aging very well.
Upside Down (2012)
Synopsis: Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach…
Why you may have missed it: Again, the title doesn’t do a lot for the movie unless you know what’s about. This is fantasy sci-fi, with some of the best visuals I’ve ever seen – and great acting by all involved.
Strange Days (1995)
Synopsis: A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.
Why you may have missed it: By its movie poster, I don’t get a clue as to what it’s about. A “strange” movie that builds around a neurological gadget, with a superb cast and a riveting story, written by James Cameron.
Dark City (1998)
Synopsis: A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Why you may have missed it: Trailer looks a tad weird. Dystopian in nature, with several memorable settings and a surprising ending. A young(er) Jennifer Connolly in a charming role.
Synopsis: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.
Why you may have missed it: Its movie poster seems evocative of the 1970s but doesn’t do a lot for this great solo movie. One of the best actors of his generation, Sam Rockwell, stars in a character-driven story on the moon surface. Some of the best FX until “Gravity”.
November 25, 2003. The sky is cloudless. It’s been like that all morning, allowing the Hudson River to show off its many shades of of deep greens and dark browns. An old barge moves slowly upriver. Perched on it like a sleek bird on a branch is a Concorde, the only supersonic airliner ever to go into service. The river’s dull surroundings bringing out the white aircraft’s silhouette even more, allowing it to be seen from miles away. Its destination is the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. Hundreds of New Yorkers and tourists lining the shores contemplate the unusual cargo.
With his nose pressed to a fence, Vincent hopes to see it one last time, before the jetliner reaches its resting place. He can’t shake the frustration of never having gotten around to taking a flight in one. The tickets cost an absurd amount, but he never thought they’d be retired in such a hurry after decades of flawless service. A single accident seemed a paltry justification for impoverishing the skies forever.
Gazing at the airliner in the distance, still a quarter-mile away, Vincent thinks, There’s something else to this picture. More than meets the eye. But what?
He looks around at the people next to him, wondering what their motivations could be. Some are little more than curious by- standers, but others look excited to be in the right place at the right time to see the historic event.
This isn’t a parade, guys. It’s the closest it gets to a funeral procession.
Kirkus Reviews describes Future Man as “Highly imaginative” … “Action packed book” … “This wildly creative work certainly takes readers to many unexpected places.”
“A tribute to classic Sci-Fi writers, their concepts and their expectations for the future.”
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