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    The Girl In The Road by Monica Byrne

    The Girl In The Road is a 2014 science-fiction novel written by Monica Byrne. The book tells two stories in parallel, that of Meera as she crosses an energy bridge across the Indian Sea. And the childhood of Mariama set decades in the past. THE GIRL IN THE ROAD SUMMARY Meena, a young woman living in a futuristic Mumbai, wakes up with five snake bites on her chest. She doesn’t know how or why, but she must flee India and return to Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Having long heard about The Trail — an energy-harvesting bridge that spans the Arabian Sea — she embarks on foot on this…

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    Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson

    Europe At Midnight is the second part of the Fractured Europe series written by David Hutchinson. This series is set in a pocket universe which spans the length of Europe, connected by a train line. EUROPE AT MIDNIGHT SUMMARY In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight.For an intelligence officer like Jim it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests. It’s hard to keep on top of it all. But things are about to get worse for Jim. A stabbing on a London bus pitches him…

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    I Designed A Movie Poster For Wall.E

    For this part of my contextual studies project I had to redesign the Wall.E film poster into an Art Deco style. This was part of a larger project where I had to design posters for Harry Potter and Snowpiercer. I started out by doing a little research into art deco and was very surprised by what I found out. I knew it was a big design movement around the time of WW1 but knew very little else. It turns out that Art Deco was the result of more affordable travel being available in the 1920s which allowed in situ exposure to other cultures. Designers were fascinated with ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica and so…

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    Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    Children Of Time is a 2015 science-fiction novel written by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Set on a planet inhabited by evolved spiders. The book contrasts between the development of a new arachnid race and the last humans alive in the galaxy. CHILDREN OF TIME BY ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY SUMMARY The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age – a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the…