George Saoulidis


Bio

Writer/Director. I enjoy taking ancient Greek myths and turning them into modern sci-fi spooky versions. I also like to write romantic comedies, and people seem to go "Awww!" over them, so why not? My photo has been redrawn by a neural network.

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David Hailwood
That neon title really steals the show! Very eye catching, and I love the concept of reinterpreting fairy tales in a cyberpunk setting.

Laxmi Hariharan
Always love George's stories. He weaves mythology into his stories in such a clever subtle way. Must read!

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Cyberpunk Fairy Tales Sample

Read more of the Cyberpunk Fairy Tales, a unique twist on the classic stories you grew up with. Sometimes dark and disturbing like the Grimm stories, other times new and relevant to the modern age.

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Bird’s-Eye View of the Back of Your Head

Tony saw his dead wife. She wasn’t a ghost, and he wasn’t crazy. But he saw her, and she couldn’t see him. When Tony's wife dies, he's left with a gadget at home that maintains the last images of her. But will he manage to get on with his life when people hate him for his wife's actions, when he's torn with guilt every day of his miserable life and when the holographic image of his wife torments him despite being unable to turn it off?

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Pickle Pie: A Cyberpink Story

Blood Runs Pink Hunger Games meets GLOW in this bloody mess of a sport story. When a bankrupt armourer ends up owning a second-rate jugger player, he decides to go for it. But will he manage to even turn a profit, when he knows little about the game and its seedy world, when the opponents play dirty on and off the field, and when the game's popularity grows with every player injury and death? Do you wanna watch the bloody game of Cyberpink? Do you wanna meet Pickle Pie? Then read this exciting story where popularity is queen and blood runs pink. EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING

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Where a Spaceship Goes to Die

When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for, when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself, when the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard 2 miles under water and when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears? This story is inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die.

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AMOK|KOMA

When a man wakes up in an illegal medical operation, he goes into amok and tries to escape. But will he manage to figure out what's wrong with him, when his mind is blurry from drugs, when the device strapped on his arm cannot be removed and when the voice in his head seems to know a lot more than he does?

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Speaking in Bubbles

When Clytos tries to carry on with his daily work of oil rig maintenance, he finds a new friend.

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Gorgonise Me

A Story Inspired by Medusa’s Sister and a Piece of Unplayable Piano Music To gorgonise. An old English word based on Greek. Means to have a paralysing effect on someone. Taken to the extreme, as I always do. Evryali is a music piece for solo piano that cannot physically be played, composed by Iannis Xenakis in 1973. That means the piano player has to choose which notes to play and which not to, resulting in a performance that transcends form and function. Evryali is also a Gorgon, (Yes, Medusa’s sister.) Noted for her petrifying gaze of course, but also for her bellowing cries. Contrary to Medusa who was a mortal that was cursed, Evryali was immortal.

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Girl Gone Nova

When an alien princess arrives, a jaded celebrity handler has to keep her happy. But will he manage to get through her visit, when catering to her spoiled needs is the only way to prevent her from exploding the Earth, when rebels are trying to assassinate her and when he starts to seriously fall in love with her?

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Heartbreaker Episode 1

Wanna break up? There’s an app for that. Dexter meets Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce in this snarky black comedy that follows Eris as she toys with people’s lives. When 25 year-old Eris gets fired from her minimum-wage job, she stumbles on her friend’s startup which outsources bad news to people. But will she manage to keep her friendships intact when she finds out she’s very good at delivering breakups, when demand is really picking up and when the recipients don’t take to the news too kindly? From ScifiSelect: Eris is a riot on every page. Inspired by the Greek Goddess of discord Eris and by today’s app services obsession. Do you want to meet Eris? Do you want to see the waterworks? Then read this black comedy that will make your heart break.

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You Say Witch Like It's a Bad Thing: Thea

When a teenage witch goes to a new school, she finds herself in an unfamiliar place with no friends. But will she manage to befriend some of the girls in class, when she’s anxious about revealing herself to others, when she’s still coughing up water from the last time she trusted people and when her new friends want to try her magick on a tennis match?

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Black Asklepios

When his neighbourhood suffers from power blackouts, orphan Sklippie and his friends try to patch things up. But will he manage to fulfill his dreams of helping people, when he's been confronted with racist attitudes all his life, when he has no money to test out his medical devices and when a corporation tries to stop his efforts?

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SAMPLE - The Gods Are Back In Town

The gods are back in town. Skyscrapers pop out of nowhere all over Athens. Corporations rename themselves as Greek gods. It all started with the Greek crisis of 2009 and will forever change the world as we know it. Some say that CEO’s have gone mad. Others, that they know damn well what they are doing. That there is something solid amongst the myth. In the day of inter-connectivity and social media admiration, can the myths come back to life?

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Slow Up

Limitless meets Black Mirror

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Street Shamans Sneak Peek

Street Shamans Life’s a Glitch American Gods meets Deus Ex in this zany sci-fi novel. On the brink of overpopulation, a city-wide hack disables the entire infrastructure and gives ordinary people control over Pittsburgh’s electronic devices. But will they manage to survive in their drastically altered lives, when their newfound senses extend and force them to take action, when the corporation governing the city is running a covert manhunt, and their own powers kickback every time they use them? Do you want to know what’s next for the City of Bridges? Do you wanna meet the Shamans? Then read this mosaic, multi-author novel that brings humor and action in the smart cities of tomorrow.

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SAMPLE - Have You Seen My Drone?

When a Cretan olive-oil tycoon suffers from ridiculous but high-tech sabotage, Deimos is called in to find the prankster. But will he succeed when the military urgently tasks him with locating a lost military drone, when the armed-to-the-teeth locals don’t want to cooperate and when other bounty-hunters are closing in to collect? Deimos is Takeshi Kovacs meets Deadpool. Seriously.

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BOO! A Halloween Story

Wear the mask. It will come off in the morning When a young man from a village comes to the big city to study, he finds himself overwhelmed by the urban lifestyle. But will he manage to blend in by going to a Halloween party, when his crush asks him to help decorate the place, when the abandoned villa becomes all too spooky for him and when the illusory masks everyone wears seem to never come off?

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Press Any Key To Destroy The Earth

Disaster movie 2012 meets Moon in this story of scientific advances. The Destroyer of Earth did not set out to be one. A perfect storm of catastrophes, a touch of hubris and a lot of human ingenuity, and you get yourself deeper than ever. The button has been pressed, the world is in ruins. Will humanity figure out how to survive? Death. Destruction. At the easy touch of a button. These zany disaster stories all share a common thread: Someone pushed the damn button. In honor of Stanislav Petrov, the man who didn't press the nuclear counterstrike button in 1983 and that's why we're all still here.

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Heartbreaker Episode 2

Wanna break up? There’s an app for that. Dexter meets Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce in this snarky black comedy that follows Eris as she toys with people’s lives. When 25 year-old Eris gets fired from her minimum-wage job, she stumbles on her friend’s startup which outsources bad news to people. But will she manage to keep her friendships intact when she finds out she’s very good at delivering breakups, when demand is really picking up and when the recipients don’t take to the news too kindly? From ScifiSelect: Eris is a riot on every page. Inspired by the Greek Goddess of discord Eris and by today’s app services obsession. Do you want to meet Eris? Do you want to see the waterworks? Then read this black comedy that will make your heart break.

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You Have Too Many Friends

Inspired by Saw and our social media addiction, you are about to learn why you don't really need all those friends, or rather, why they don't deserve to be called that.

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The Impossible Quest Of Hailing A Taxi On Christmas Eve

Scrooge Is Looking For A Taxi Dickens meets I, Robot in this sci-fi retelling of a classic story. In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man. Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face. From ScifiSelect: A digitally cold view on a classic character, that ends up being warm and encouraging. From Mary DeSantis: Such an awesome concept and a relevant tale

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