“What if belief in god is centered in a spot in one’s brain? And what if a pill can erase that belief, while boosting one’s intelligence? This is the stuff of Niko Zinovii’s The God Antenna – part science fiction, part philosophical speculation, totally interesting.”
—Ben Bova Campbell & 6 time Hugo Award winning author and editor
"THE GOD ANTENNA deals with some fascinating and serious questions about a subject that science fiction rarely deals with. Recommended."
—Mike Resnick Nebula & 5 time Hugo Award winning author and all-time leading award winning author for short fiction
"Art can challenge, inspire, and uplift the human mind, as well as motivate positive change in the human condition."
Publisher, novelist, screenwriter, artist
BA anthropology, MA economics
Niko Zinovii hails from Connecticut, where he spent time training as a natural bodybuilder and strongman while he studied human evolution, genetics, and archaeology, obtaining his bachelor degree in Anthropology, in the process obtaining what he describes as a unique and insightful worldview.
Later in life, in California, after writing a number of screenplays on spec, Niko earned his MA in Economics to expand his understanding of man and politics.
Although Niko professes that his great interest lies in science, his passion in political and philosophical ideology, he finds himself, at times, an artist at heart, a writer. Thus on most weekends Niko writes and indulges in poetry and art.
In addition to the creative works found on this website, Niko had contributed the original illustrative artwork for the Upside Down Animals children's picture book series.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
This Studio is planning the publication of a high quality, hard cover edition of Jules Verne's 1869 classic, accompanied by new original artwork, new designs of Verne's Nautilus, annotations, and commentary chapters authored by recognized authorities. The goal being to publish the ultimate French and English (both languages in the one book) edition of this work to date.
Zinovii Art Studio is interested in publishing James Hilton's classic work of utopian speculative fiction. (Hilton's 1933 Lost Horizon is a good example of a literary story that contains the fantastic but presented in a possible manner.) This would be published as a high quality, hardcover edition with new original artwork and commentary.
At the Mountains of Madness
This Studio is exploring the possibility of publishing H. P. Lovecraft's unique 1931 novella of speculative fiction. (Lovecraft made a great effort to present this horror tale in a manner consistent with the science and knowledge of the early 20th Century, especially in his depiction of extraterrestrials.)
Collection of Haiku Poetry
An anthology of haiku poetry selected from the works of the masters Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa, and other notable haiku poets, with new original watercolor artwork accompanying each poem. Poems will be presented in the original Japanese with new English transaltions
Collection of Khayyam Poetry
New translations of selected poems by thirteenth-century Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet Omar Khayyam, featuring new original artwork for each poem. Poems will be presented in the original Farsi (Persian) language with new English translations.