What’s it all about?

I thought I should post something to explain what’s behind ‘Blog: Future Renaissance’, before I get much further on, as much for my own peace of mind than anything else. Future Renaissance is a term I thought would already exist, but turns out I made up, to reference how the Arts might be represented and perceived in society in some far off future we can’t even conceive of yet. Except I’m trying to conceive it, to research and shape my writing as an adventure-science fiction-fantasy author in waiting. My intention is to fill this blog with musings, articles, thoughts and imagery to equip me with the vision I need to write. It’s also my intention to make it interesting and fun for my audience to read.

I live in Dubai, a city that in the past few decades has sprung from sleepy trading post with two dhows, some palm trees and several herds of camels to a thriving city Read More

Paintings on the Walls

Did you ever wonder why there are no paintings hanging on the walls of the Starship Enterprise? Or stop to ponder if there was a theatre on Tatooine? Is the dystopian horror of The Capitol what we have to look forward to, a city where fashion, celebrity and beauty are considered ‘Art’?

As we move through the first quarter of the 21st Century, the pace of technological and scientific development is becoming increasingly rapid and complex. For every time travelling Doctor, teleporting Looper and flying car, there are plenty of examples where science fiction has led science fact by the hand and into the lab to create reality from dreams. It is an exciting future to look forward to. At least, this is the case with technological and scientific advance. Society is another thing altogether. From 1984 to The Hunger Games, it would appear predictions are bleak, with new world order of these future times often a product of war, or leading to war. Science fiction and fantasy writers have repeatedly asked us to imagine the future in these terms, presumably Read More

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