One of the coolest things about the sci-fi genre is that you can dream up sights and technology that are simply impossible to create in the real world. You can envision elaborate, world-changing technologies and suss out their ramifications from within fantastical environments. You’re truly limited only by your imagination, hence the proliferation of “megastructures” — massive space stations and engineering projects that exist on a mind-boggling scale.
Neil Blevins’ Megastructures — currently in production — will pay homage to 42 of those fantastical creations with scientific explanations and artwork for the likes of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, the Dyson Sphere, Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and space elevators (to name but a few).
Blevins’ plan is to have all of the artwork done by December 2020, followed by the actual book production and publishing, which means that it’ll be awhile before this arrives on shelves. But it’s definitely something for hardcore sci-fi fans to keep an eye on in the coming months.
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