This film from the 2011 San Antonio 48 Hour Film Experience comes from team A Very Big Turtle. Directed by Pete Barnstrom, the film takes the genre “Coming of Age” and location of “the middle of nowhere” and adds the extra challenge of having a nine-year-old boy writing the story to come up with an improbable [Read it all...]
Imaging USA, a huge trade show targeting photographers and imaging professionals of all stripes, starts in San Antonio on Sunday January 16th and runs until Tuesday the 18th. This show brings together pros from the Society of Sports and Event Photographers, the Professional Photographers of America, the Stock Artists Alliance, the Evidence Photographers International Council [Read it all...]
Bill Crider – Author
The first holiday that really bowled me over was in the first issue of INFINITY back in November 1955. “The Star” by Arthur C. Clarke. I was just a kid, and I’d certainly never thought of anything like Clarke came up with. Not exactly the kind of Christmas story that would [Read it all...]
This go-round, we asked friends and contributors to name their favorite humorous science fiction, fantasy or horror book. Novels, collections, graphic novels or even single short stories were fair game. Did your choice, we inquired, win its spot on your bookshelf with withering wit, silly slapstick, stinging satire or punishing puns? Here are the answers we got [Read it all...]
Today we asked what is the science fiction, fantasy or horror book you go back to again and again? Which book sparks your imagination or speaks to you so clearly that you will be continuing to reread it again and again? We got some great answers from authors Bill Crider and Scott A. Cupp, illustrator [Read it all...]
Teams of filmmakers recently spent a long weekend creating short films as part of the national 48 Hour Film Project competition. Presented here is the short film Sign Trainer directed and animated by Joey Carillo of Lone Bannana Productions with assitance from Nikki Young, Mistah Pete, Don Rios, and Paul Vaughn.
We will bring [Read it all...]
Every newspaper, magazine and blog seems to be running a summer reading list right about now. So who needs another one? You do, friends. How many, we ask, are going to be as chock-full of geeky and creepy goodness as ours?
“Plus or Minus” by James Patrick Kelly
Just finished reading a short [Read it all...]
The new Jonah Hex movie shoots up the big screen this weekend and that got us thinking about one of our favorite SF subgenres…the Weird Western. San Antonio and South Texas have borne witness to hundreds of years of western weirdness so we decided to ask about your favorite Weird Western: book, movie, comic whatever. We [Read it all...]
Your humble missionaries don’t just love SF and Fantasy…we love music too. And we especially love it when these two worlds collide. We’ve run articles before about our favorite SF album cover art and turned up many of the usual suspects: Iron Maiden, Yes, Hawkwind, Molly Hatchet. But these albums all came out years…nay, decades…ago. [Read it all...]
While all of us at Missions Unknown like different aspects of SF, one thing we all agree on is that we love to read. Thomas Jefferson famously said, ”I cannot live without books.” While we may not be as extreme as our favorite founding father, books are an integral part of our psyche. That said, here [Read it all...]