A new comic out Sep 9’th from Image Comics
In the very near future we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity, the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes
FASTER THAN LIGHT #1
- Story By: Brian Haberlin
- Art By: Brian Haberlin
- Art By: Geirrod Vandyke
- Cover By: Brian Haberlin
- Cover By: Geirrod Vandyke
- Published: September 9, 2015
- Diamond ID: JUL150557
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Indie Artist/Author Spotlight
A weekly post featuring an Indie Artist or Author in the Space Opera genre. I’ve seen some amazing work come out of the Indie community.
Evan Currie is a fellow Canadian who started writing Fanfiction. He was originally an Indie, but the success of his Odyssey One series got him picked up by Amazon’s Publishing arm – 47North.
Jennifer Foehner Wells, one of my Facebook buddies, has created a virtual empire with her Indie release Fluency. It’s an award winning hit and was one of my two favorite books in 2014.
There are countless other quiet Indies out there. Let’s give them a voice!
Imagine a website where you could immerse yourself in Space-opera. Books, Movies, TV, Games … you name it. Lots of sites cover Space Opera, but very few are dedicated to it. I love Space Opera. I think about it most of my day, I write about it, and I read about it.
What is Space Opera?
Wikipedia sums it up nicely.
Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space and often romance (heroic literature). It usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons and other sophisticated technology. The term has no relation to music but is instead a play on the term “horse opera“, which was coined during the heyday of silent movies to indicate clichéd and formulaic western movies. Space operas emerged in the 1930s and they continue to be produced in literature, film, comics and video games.
Notable space opera books include the Foundation series (1942–1999) by Isaac Asimov et al. and the Ender’s Game series(1985–present) by Orson Scott Card. An early notable space opera film was Flash Gordon (1936-present) created by Alex Raymond. In the late 1970s, the Star Wars franchise (1977–present) created by George Lucas brought a great deal of attention to the genre.