Soldier of the Future, 1959


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8 comments to Soldier of the Future, 1959

  • Steve Travis

    Not a bad stab at it, compared to the usual brand of “we’ll be eating pills instead of meals” futurology.

  • Nigel

    Well we’ve already seen “Steam Punk” so perhaps this is “Atomic Punk” ?

  • Ed Webb

    There is an international network of those interested in the aesthetics of that high atomic era: The mailing list has been a bit quiet of late, but atompunk (rather than atomic punk) is alive and kicking, I think. No less a luminary than Bruce Sterling is a contributor.

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  • Barbara Kerr

    Am I the only person who’s noticed the resemblance to Star Wars Imperial Stormtroopers?

  • Bryan Alexander

    Lots of Fallout 3 feel here.

  • Timothy


  • Ali

    @Barbara Kerr, nope you’re not I thought it immediately and was surprised to find only one mention in the comments.

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