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The Celestial Machine – Commission

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 A recent commission: The Celestial Machine This was interesting and fun to create. The client ( seeing some of my recent work ) wanted a type of machine schematic but with specific themes. With their Zimbabwean heritage, they wanted to somehow incorporate the Matsatse/Venus elements from the Dhlo-dhlo monolith – an artefact which records the movement of Venus. I included the pattern-path the planet Venus takes “around” Earth as a design element in the background and expanded from that idea of vectors and movement with other elements from southern African motifs. Some references From the full colour finished art, I gave options for duo tone and black and white versions.

Mothersound Anthology 2023 BSFA Award Finalist

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  The British Science Fiction Association announced the shortlist for the 2023 BSFA Awards, with  Mothersound; The Sauútiverse Anthology  a finalist in the BEST COLLECTIONS category!  The overall nominations is such a great display of work from everyone involved in so many great projects!  #BSFAAwards2023 BEST COLLECTIONS: (FINALIST) Mothersound: The Sauutiverse Anthology , Wole Talabi (ed)   See the full shortlist of fantastic works for 2023. ORIGINAL NOMINATED/LONGLIST: The British Science Fiction Association announced the longlist for the 2023 BSFA Awards, including three of my stories and my artwork ( Mothersound  anthology). And The Sauúti Collective rightly getting a good number of nominations! The overall nominations is such a great display of work from everyone involved in so many great projects!  #BSFAAwards2023 Short Fiction: (LONGLISTED) Soyinka's Memory  – Stephen Embleton –  The Shallow Tales Review  – Nzube Nlebedim (ed) Taking Turns  – Stephen Embleton –  Languages o

4x BSFA Nominations – Longlist Announced

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The British Science Fiction Association announced the longlist for the 2023 BSFA Awards, including three of my stories and my artwork ( Mothersound anthology). And The Sauúti Collective rightly getting a good number of nominations! The overall nominations is such a great display of work from everyone involved in so many great projects!  Short Fiction: Soyinka's Memory – Stephen Embleton – The Shallow Tales Review – Nzube Nlebedim (ed) Taking Turns – Stephen Embleton – Languages of Water, MVmedia – Eugen Bacon (ed)  Shorter Fiction (Novella): Undulation – Stephen Embleton – Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology  – Wole Talabi (ed), Android Press Undulation – Stephen Embleton Artwork: Cover and interior art of Mothersound The Sauúti Collective anthology – proud to be joined with Akintoba Kalejaye – Android Press BEST COLLECTIONS (I am involved in above): - Languages of Water , Eugen Bacon (ed), MVmedia (Milton Davis) - Mothersound: The Sauutiverse Anthology , Wole Talabi (e