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Official Art Website of Niko Zinovii

The God Antenna

"Thoughtful and gripping. Impossible to put down."

Jack McDevitt   Nebula & Campbell Award winning author

Amazon cover - TGA - 07-20-2013 - 11poin

“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

ABOUT

"Art can challenge, inspire, and uplift the human mind, as well as motivate positive change in the human condition."

Niko Zinovii

Publisher, novelist, screenwriter, physical culturist, artist
BA anthropology, MA economics

"I'm striving to enhance my body and mind, my soul, aiming to achieve a greater, more comprehensive version of myself, in adherence to my life oath, while seeking knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment."—Niko Zinovii

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, finding fulfillment in the realm of creativity. Thus on most weekends Niko writes and indulges in poetry and art.

Niko also continues to actively practice physical culture, combined with meditation, passionately pursuing physical, mental, and spiritual betterment.

In addition to the creative works found on this website, Niko had contributed the animal opposites theme, a number of titles, and the original illustrative artwork for the Upside Down Animals (UDA) children's picture book series, published by Painting Daydreams.


The Story

A good story well told.

 

This studio promotes imagination and a genuine return to the story and character. Imaginative stories often require special effects when depicted in film. This studio promotes emphasizing the story and its characters, with special effects being utilized to enhance the story, not dominate it.


This studio is presently pursuing the production of screenplays of speculative fiction, imaginative stories, simple and complex, well told, unique and emotionally touching.


Prior to pursuing funding, we are seeking the right directors for these projects, as we believe that story and director are the initial two most vital elements in producing a unique film of high quality and special vision, followed by casting.

Studio

This studio features literary art and screenplays written by artist Niko Zinovii—mostly speculative fiction (science fiction), fantasy, and poetry. The studio is also pursuing the production of film projects.

Vision

Art is at its finest when it is optimistic and life asserting, when it expresses faith in the mind of man, expanding perceptions and inspiring the soul, celebrating wonderment by imagining the possibilities of what humanity and science can produce. It is at its strongest when even tragedy is faced with strength and a sense of hope and wonder, when it is shown that we carry the torch for much more than we are aware.

Theme

More than science fiction.

 

Niko primarily creates Speculative Fiction, in the spirit of Robert A. Heinlein's original use of the term, i.e., as a synonym for science fiction that specifically excludes fantasy. This studio believes this complements Arthur C. Clarke defining the difference between science fiction and fantasy as the former being what is possible and can be, the latter being what is inherently impossible and thus cannot be.


Along these lines, Niko writes literary stories that contain fantastic but possible elements. Thus he does not limit his speculative fiction to the science fiction genre alone.


Niko embraces the improbable made possible and the remarkable sense of wonder that it instills.

This studio also embraces Isaac Asimov's belief that science fiction should contain science—and Niko tends to add to this philosophy born from science.


ARt + SCIENCE

This studio promotes the artistic celebration of the imagination and the human condition while simultaneously embracing knowledge.


Speculative fiction, as this studio has defined it (see Theme) does not require its reader to suspend his belief in reality. It does not request the reader to accept what is inherently impossible. The aim here is scientific adherence. This studio does recognize, however, the gray area illustrated by Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd Law—"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"—and thus new works will be considerate of this, and careful as to how the fantastic is presented.


This studio's new works, yet to be created, may fall under the heading of hard science fiction, soft science fiction, or even general fiction—when the works imaginatively incorporate the fantastic in accordance to science.


Niko has a special interest in creating new speculative fiction that falls under the rubrics of :


1. Extraterrestrial (alien contact)

2. Mythos (religion/mythology)

3. Utopian
4. Genetic redesigning

 

These works will often recognize the sea, biology, and possibly artificial intelligence as man’s next frontiers, and the tales may involve an exploration of non-human intelligence and possibly extraterrestrial archaeology and myth.

Creative Works

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The Butterfly Hunter and the King

Day of the Women

BOOKS
Novles
Collected Stories
Anchor Contact

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Screenplay adaptations

Rats Have Kings?

a novelette

a Karl Balsam adventure

Journey into Fear ™

Blind Date with a Wood Frog?

a novelette

a Linda Engel adventure

Journey into the Fantastic ™

Origins

a novella + original screenplay

Earlier Creative Works
(screenplays in script format)
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Hidden Worlds

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Meow

Signing with Sam

The screenplays Meow and Signing with Sam are collaborative works co-written by authors Niko Zinovii and Taylor St. Sauvage Brandon.

The company Painting Daydreams is pursuing film productions of these screenplays of fun family entertainment.

Things That Never Were

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Things BayLock

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Other spec screenplays (first drafts) written by Niko Zinovii →

Land of the Id

I Soldier

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Trapped

Missing Essence

Falling Star

Alaskan Sojourn

 

 

Scripts that were adapted into a novella and novelettes:

Origins

Rats, Rats, Rats

Wood Frog

Mirror Mirror in the Sky

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