Murky Depths: Issue One Review

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Murky Depths: Issue One Review

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Murky Depths Issue One CoverMurky Depths: Issue One / Review
“The Quarterly Anthology Of Graphically Dark Speculative Fiction”


  • Death and the Maiden / Richard Calder
  • Looking In, Looking Out / Gareth D. Jones
  • Come To My Arms My Beamish Boy / Douglas Warrick
  • Paston, Kentucky / Jonathan C. Gillespie
  • The Other Woman / Chris Lynch
  • 67442 / Paul Abbamondi
  • Supply Ship / Kate Kelly
  • State Your Name / Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • Empathy / Luke Cooper
  • Snowblind / Marcie Lynn
  • Cyberevenge Inc. / Eugie Foster
  • Today Is Not / Michael Sellars
  • I Bleed Light / Edward R. Norden
  • The Quality of Mercy / Ron Shiflet
  • Naught But Ash / Anne Stringer
  • The Pattern Makers of Zanzibar / Lavie Tidhar

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Jane Webb: Illumination Illumini Cyborg Artwork

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Jane Webb: Illumination Illumini Cyborg Artwork

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Illumination Extravaganza: Illumini

15 artists come together to create an extraordinary exhibition of light in an underground crypt.

Curated by Jane Webb

The Crypt, St Pancras Church
Euston Rd / Duke’s Rd, London, NW1 2BA (nearest tube Euston Station)

4th September – 17th September
Open daily 11am- 7pm Free Admission

Opening Night Thursday 4th September, 6pm – 9pm.
Free Admission.
All welcome.

ARTISTS : Mercedes Altuna, Madi Boyd, David Chalkley, Vincenzo Di Maria, Lewis Hayward, Caroline Lambard, Jayne Lloyd, Liz murfitt, Adrian Navarro, Silviu Pascalin, Suzan Swale, Matthew Swift, Andrea Tyrimos, Jane Webb and Deon Winter.

Illumini is supported by Mathmos, who will be displaying a range of their latest products also supported by Surelight Glowsafe and the Glass bar

An electrifying new exhibition with a difference, starting with a opening night on the 4th Sept, which is complimented with a full evening of free entertainment. Light shows, circus acts and performance artists, working with illumination taking place through out the crypt. This is no PV night, this is an evening where everybody is welcome, Illumini will not just showcase art it will entertain, introducing all communities that may not normally visit the arts to a different approach.
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Landspeeder Antigravity Vehicle Prototype

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Landspeeder Antigravity Vehicle Prototype

Ever fancied trying out the closest vehicle to a Landspeeder we have in the 21st Century? Suspended a few inches above ground, putting the pedal to the metal and experiencing the thrill over all kinds of terrain?

Well, now you can, courtesy of Hovpod Surrey. They specialise in the luxury personal leisure hovercraft.

The Hovpod is an experience you won’t ever forget. You can use it to raise your profile and attendance at a promotional or corporate event (which we all know can be boring). It’s a fun, safe and exhilirating ride which uses a mechanism of a cushion of air (AVC - Air Cushion Vehicle) which enables it to navigate almost all surfaces.

For example, it can easily rocket over grass, gravel, tarmac, ice, water, snow, sand and mud. Land/Water transition is seamlessly smooth because, of course, the Hovpod is actually always sitting on a cushion of fresh air, floating 9 inches above whatever surface is below.

Today it is often in environmentally sensitive areas that the hovercraft shines the most. It won’t damage the ground. There’s no wheels to churn up the ground and no propellors to injure any marine creatures. A good example on their site is of the Hovpod being driven over eggs; they are untouched.

Imagine the look on student’s faces when the college or school hires one for educational purposes. They certainly never had anything like that when I went!

The hovpod will not damage the ground

And the reason is simple: If you look underneath the hovercraft skirt there’s nothing but fresh air. There are no wheels to churn up the ground, and no propellors to injure any marine creatures.

Darren, the coordinator, told us, “We were invited to a black tie dinner at a local rugby club. We gave experience rides from 6:30pm to 11:30pm. We tried to leave, but kept getting getting asked to stay. The organisers even turned on the floodlights for us to fly over their rugby pitches. And what was very impressive was women in their ballgowns wanting to experience the thrill in their twos!”

The Hovpod is a fantastic addition to any event, very safe, and certainly raises the profile. Hovpod Surrey also supplies owner support and hovpod maintenance.

It isn’t a Landspeeder exactly, but it’s probably the closest you’d get to with our current technology.

Landspeed digital 3D image used with kind permission of PerspectX - see more of these 3D images, which are available as 3D environment packages.

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Glow Paint Ceilings: Star Wars: Star Trek: Doctor Who: Fantasy: Star Scenes

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Glow Paint Ceilings: Star Wars: Star Trek: Doctor Who: Fantasy: Star Scenes

glowing special paint image ceiling glow in the dark image screenshotCosmic Ceilings: Glow In The Dark 3D Effect Imagery

Grant Hicks is a painter with a slight difference, he paints Cosmic Ceilings, scenes from outer space onto mainly bedroom ceilings.

Using specialist glow paint (which is actually invisible during the day) he creates stars, shooting stars, blackholes and other such images. These ceilings can only be seen in the dark. They look truly amazing as they have a 3D effect, and you feel as though you are actually looking up to the stars.

He can also do themed ceilings such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and fantasy scenes (images of which you can see below).

He also trains people to do this for a living as self-employed ‘Startists’.

Images Of Ceilings Painted And Websites:
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Complete Fabrication: Scifi Design And Construction

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It’s What They Do
Whether you need an intergalactic space transporter or Artificial Intelligence to deal with the housework, a hostile environment movie set or a product prototype, we will have or can, invent the solution for you.

It’s In Their Blood
Under the direction their creative director Don Jack, we bring together blue sky thinkers, designers, artists, model makers and imagineers in a common goal to create a whole bunch of crazy stuff that hithero did not exist. You’ll see our work on photography and film, at visitor attractions, conferences, exhibitions and in corporate and private ownership.

Fiction Becomes Fact
Their esteemed client Dr. Bruce Davis (Intelligent Compliant Engineering Limited), the inventor of a new biomimetic robot technology robot system, renowned for its intelligent sensing and organic motion, recently took delivery of a new outer skin for his second generation Vorscht, funded by NESTA, the organisation which works to increase the UK’s capacity for innovation.

The site is a bit minimalist, and to be honest, doesn’t really say exactly it is that they do, but from what I gather, they will attempt to design just about anything you want (after initial talks, of course), and then, if the idea is do-able, they’ll construct it.

And based on some of the pictures they look scifi-ish. So ask ‘em for Termi-lek or a Da-minator! Exterm-back!!! I’ll-Be-Inate!!!!

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