Category Archives: creature

Is It Really Alive? and other questions about electricity

We are all familiar with the swelling exclamation “It’s alive, it’s alive” spoken by Colin Clive in his famous 1931 depiction of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale. This scene has been so deeply drilled into our cultural psyc… Continue reading

Posted in creature, electricity, Frankenstein, Frankenstein electrocuted, lightening, Science Fiction, Shelley, Mary, technoscience, Victor Frankenstein | Comments Off on Is It Really Alive? and other questions about electricity

How alien can an alien truly be?

In thinking of the most alien intergalactic creature I can picture, all of the different alien’s I’ve seen in science fiction movies and stories flashed through my mind. From the creature in Alien to the spider-like creature in Tiptree’s “Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death,” there have been many attempts to create aliens […] Continue reading

Posted in alien, Aliens, creature, Tiptree | Comments Off on How alien can an alien truly be?