With the emergence of the digital age, sci-fi art is gaining even more followers as artists combine photo-collages with digital rendering. Rather than relying on the somewhat campy look of old sci-fi art, these artists are beginning to reinvent what science fiction looks like in the modern world. Realistic environments, technology, and creatures have begun to develop into a streamlined style that combines fantasy and science into one aesthetically pleasing package. Modern artists are also using the art of science fiction to reinvent classical artwork, allowing us a glimpse into an alternate, more technologically advanced and sophisticated Earth as well as alien landscapes.
Curiously, despite being known as fantasy art, creative interpretations of science fiction ride a very fine line between the fantastic and the scientific. Themes such as flying, robots, going into space, outlandish weapons, virtual reality, and towering alien buildings aren't as make believe as they were when this genre of creative expression was still in its infancy. In many instances, fans of this form of artwork see it not as fiction, but as a possible example of things to come as our society continues to grow.