• It reminds me a lot of Blade Runner – ~ Elseworlds Podcast

    Prisoner of the Mind is a graphic novel by Allan Linder, sixteen years in the making. The story is a neo-noir thriller set in the near future. A government agent discovers a seventy year old secret, revealing a past that the agency will kill for [...]

  • Prisoner of the Mind: Graphic novel released on Comixology

    “The most impressive indie graphic novel of the decade.” ~ Super Robot Mayhem [...]

  • Animated teaser trailer released

    The story is a neo-noir thriller set in the near future of New York, the unforgiving city. [...]

  • What makes us human? flesh, bone, circuitry... or something more.

    Will Cole discover who he’s chasing and who is chasing him? Will he re-unite with Jasmine his former lover to clear his name or remain a wanted man? [...]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Here are some wonderful cult classic movies in Sci-fi and Horror. Be safe, don't watch them all in the dark... Alone.


House 1977


Baskin 2015


Raw Meat 1973


Repulsion 1965


Vampyr 1932

Want more...


Monday, October 30, 2017



Replicants and humans alike can uncover a thrilling conspiracy as they explore their memories with the help of a holographic AI. Featuring fully volumetric characters and interactive elements, this sprawling 360° experience lets you dive into the Blade Runner universe like never before, uncovering clues—and evidence you’ll need to hide.

Step inside the shoes of a blade runner in Memory Lab on Gear VR and Rift today!

— The Oculus Team



More info here...



Sunday, October 29, 2017


Here's a cool new stop motion film produced by artist Yamiken.

In the distant future, humanity is hurtling down a path of ruin. Global environmental destruction caused by chemical contamination, radioactive fallout, and UV rays coming through the patchy ozone layer has lead to deterioration of the human genome. In an attempt at escape, humans expanded their sphere of daily existence underground, but they were decimated by an ancient virus that had been sealed there. However, by developing gene recombination technology using the virus’s genes, mankind was able to attain a lifespan that could be called “immortal.”

The human body became inorganic at the molecular level. No breathing or blood circulation was necessary; as long as a faint electric stimulation was present, even existence as a disembodied head was possible. (It was popular to change one’s body as fashion, and bodies that were no longer needed were fitted with AI heads and sold as laborers.)




However, mankind’s new atomic structure was unstable, so once every 10 years it had to be reconstructed. As long as that reset was accomplished, humans could expect “eternal” life, but in exchange, they lost the ability to reproduce. In order to maintain their dwindling workforce, they started to create new beings patterned after humans using cloning technology, but the clones rebelled.

At the end of a long war, a ceasefire was reached that has now lasted 1,200 years, with the two sides living separately_the humans on the surface and the clones below ground. (However, at the border there are incessant skirmishes, and this story’s protagonist is unable to evade one of these attacks.) MORE...


It is truly an amazing time to be alive.

Purdue Engineering researchers have developed a system that can show what people are seeing in real-world videos, decoded from their fMRI brain scans — an advanced new form of  “mind-reading” technology that could lead to new insights in brain function and to advanced AI systems.


The research builds on previous pioneering research at UC Berkeley’s Gallant Lab, which created a computer program in 2011 that translated fMRI brain-wave patterns into images that loosely mirrored a series of images being viewed. To read the rest of the article, check it out here. MORE...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Here's an interesting article on human computer interface over at FUTURISM

"A future allowing the biological enhancement of our bodies could let us increase aspects of our selves like intelligence and personality. However, with these enhancements, we run the risk of losing our humanity and simply becoming the sum of the products used to enhance us." ~ Futurism
by Aeon (Michael Bess)


It's an interesting read and it's something that I have included in my own writing a number of years ago. My graphic novel Prisoner of the Mind deals with similar themes, (see above image from my book) the only difference about my cyberpunk neo-noir thriller is that these things are becoming a reality now.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017



MegeBots VS. Suidobashi. If you haven't been following along for the last two years, there are plenty of videos on youtube to catch up. It's USA VS. Japan in this Giant Mech challenge.



Above is a teaser of the event that will be streamed on Twitch, with commentary provided by Mike Goldberg of the UFC and robotics expert Saura Naderi. Tune in at Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. PT for all the giant mech-on-mech action.




Here's a better look at the contenders.


If you missed it, here it is below. I wish it was more exciting, but it's no Transformers.





Sunday, October 15, 2017


When NASA’s InSight lander reaches Mars in November 2018, it will carry with it hundreds of thousands of names from members of the public. In 2015, nearly 827,000 people signed up to add their names to a silicon microchip on-board the robotic spacecraft. NASA is now adding another microchip, giving the public a second chance to send their names to Mars. 

Here's my pass on the first microchip.

Here's my pass on the second microchip.

“Mars continues to excite space enthusiasts of all ages,” said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight mission’s principal investigator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “This opportunity lets them become a part of the spacecraft that will study the inside of the Red Planet.”


An example of a “boarding pass” that members of the public can download by participating in NASA’s Frequent Fliers program. With each NASA mission that flies their names, individuals can accumulate “miles” on their boarding pass. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


New name submissions will be accepted through November 1, 2017, at this link.


Participants in the fly-your-name opportunity receive “frequent flier” points that reflect their participation in NASA’s exploration of Mars. Individuals who submitted their names during the earlier Insight opportunity in 2015 can download a “boarding pass” and see their “frequent flier” miles.

In 2014, a chip carrying the names 0f 1.38 million people flew aboard Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The next opportunity after InSight to earn frequent flier points will be NASA’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the first flight which will bring the Orion spacecraft together with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket to travel thousands of miles beyond the Moon.

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander will be the first mission to explore the deep interior of Mars. InSight will set down a seismometer to detect marsquakes and meteor strikes, using the seismic energy of these phenomena to study material far below the Martian surface. The lander will also deploy a self-hammering heat probe that will burrow deeper into the ground than any previous device on Mars.

InSight is scheduled to launch atop an Atlas V 401 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in May of 2018. MORE ...