Mary Shelley

Visions of Frankenstein

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing in theaters, although by the time you read this it may very well not be, having slunk away in disgrace after failing to pull the box office mojo. It stars James McAvoy as Doctor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. It is yet another retelling of the Mary Shelley classic […]

The Greatest Science Ficition Novels of All Time Part 9

This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. In fact, we are going back before science fiction was science fiction. Science fiction has always been around, but it wasn’t until the 20th Century that […]

SciFi4Me.com, Your Portal to the Science Fiction Multiverse

“Greetings! Welcome to SciFi4Me.com – where we talk science fiction, not wrestling. “ I ask you how can one not love a sci-fi based website that has that as the first thing you see on their homepage? It certainly got my attention. I know I overuse the term “geek” or “geeky” sometimes, but I’m proud […]

The Icon of Monsters and Monster Models

Probably the most well-known monster ever imagined is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Around 1960 Aurora obtained a license from Universal Studios to produce a Frankenstein plastic model kit. It started a craze.

LAS MUJERES EN LA CIENCIA FICCIÓN

Simone de Beauvoir, en El Segundo Sexo, postula que la mujer no es, se hace, que la figura/identidad/rol “mujer”  es un constructo elaborado por la civilización. La ciencia ficción, como producto cultural, como fruto y reflejo de la sociedad que la genera, repite fielmente sus patrones y ha ido otorgándole diferentes roles a la mujer, […]

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb…is part of the human condition. Since the dawn of civilization we have been terrified by creatures we can neither comprehend or defend against. Even as the mysteries of the universe unfold before us thanks to […]

Frankenstein 1931 - Boris Karloff - Director James Whale

No. 9: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and Who’s The Real Monster?

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, while on holiday, visited Lord Byron’s Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva in 1816. Percy Shelley, her lover and future husband, and two close friends entertained Lord Byron, over several days, with discussions about galvanic responses, reanimation, and vivisection. After a lucid dream, she meditated upon these ideas and so inspired, began […]

In the Beginning…

Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

The History of Fantasy, Part I: Books of Monsters

      Some people like to date Fantasy as starting with Tolkien, some like to reach back to the tales of the ancient world, but I like to split the difference and start with Beowulf. In terms of historical reach, the Anglo Saxon world is barely a stone’s throw from us today, and you can […]