Sci-Fi November: WANDERERS - A Short Film

WANDERERS_ringshine_03 It's hard to believe that November is nearly over, and with it the conclusion of this year's Sci-Fi Month (you can find all my contributions here).

I want to leave you with this short speculative science fiction film, Wanderers, by . The voice-over is excerpted from Carl Sagan's reading of Pale Blue Dot, and the visual imagery is inspired by Kim Stanley Robinson and Arthur C. Clarke, whose names should all be familiar to fans of science, both fiction and non-.

Wernquist writes about this film on vimeo:

Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available. Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea with the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

You can find more information on this film, as well as a gallery of images, at his website

Now, turn up the volume, play this film in full-screen, and enjoy.


Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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