Tag Archives: science fiction

June 01

MIT’s Origami Robot: Cutest Breakthrough Ever

By: TCO Well, they did it. MIT created the cutest robot ever. But this robot is not just adorable, but functional beyond imagination. It’s development is a breakthrough that will change the science world as we know it. This little robot can fold, move, swim, push, dig, and then dissolve! The robots are made out of sheets of plastic […]

June 18

Podcastle: Feminist Fantasy Audio Fiction

By: Leah Zoller Considering the underrepresentation of women authors and protagonists in literature, film, and publication, I feel that sharing and promoting media that demonstrate gender balance is critical to changing the genre. Today I’m pleased to review Podcastle, a free weekly podcast of audio fantasy fiction. Produced by Escape Artists, Podcastle branched out of […]

June 06

Under the Skin: An Intense & Unnerving Sci-Fi Film

By: Jen Richards Jonathan Glazer’s latest film, Under the Skin, is one that invokes strong feelings. Based loosely on the book by Michel Faber, and starring Scarlett Johansson, it is a creepy, close up look at what it is like for a being not of this world to experience it. Glazer has been compared to both […]

January 20

All Hail the Glow Cloud

All Hail the Glow Cloud: How Welcome to Night Vale Won My Heart By: Leah Zoller I tend to describe the podcast Welcome to Night Vale as a surrealist fantasy version of Prairie Home Companion. Each 20-25-minute episode is narrated by Night Vale Community Radio host Cecil Gershwin Palmer (voiced by Cecil Baldwin), who gives […]

January 10

A Filmmaker’s Journey

A Filmmaker’s Journey By: Terra Clarke Olsen EMP and SIFF are holding their annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival this weekend in Seattle. I wrote about the festival in my Seattle Weekly column, The Geekly Report, and in doing so had the pleasure of being introduced to Vanessa McMeekin.  McMeekin is making her SFFSFF debut with her […]

November 15

Dune Spiced up My Sea Life

Dune Spiced up My Sea Life By: Jen Richards I started working on cruise ships after college because I wanted to see the world. I had only been outside of the US once- a six week trip to Europe where I sipped cappuccino by the Eiffel Tower, Island hopped in Greece, kissed a British guy […]

November 13

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game: A Latecomer’s Perspective By: Terra Clarke Olsen On its opening weekend, people poured into the theater to watch Ender’s Game, the movie based off the book of the same name, earning $28 million . If you haven’t done so yet, I would suggest buying your tickets. And if you haven’t read it yet, […]