Archive for the ‘Science Fiction’ Category

Worry, boredom, frustration, disappointment, confusion. That’s the trajectory of my feelings regarding the 2014 American Godzilla film, directed by Gareth Edwards. Prior to seeing the movie, I was worried that I wouldn’t like it, because every trailer I saw and every word-of-mouth review I heard from people who attended early screenings filled me with doubt. […]


Full disclosure: I’m an off-again, on-again Shadowrun fan. I’ve owned the core books for every earlier edition of the Shadowrun tabletop role-playing game, up to and including 4th Edition. (I don’t own 5th Edition yet.) I never played the video games for the Sega Genesis or the Super Nintendo, but I did read several of […]


Title: Evolver Genre: Science Fiction Subgenre: Killer Robot Vintage: 1995 Director:¬†Mark Rosman Netflix’s Lying Description: “In this engrossing sci-fi tale, teen computer genius Kyle Baxter is thrilled when he wins the chance to play a live version of his favorite video game. But Kyle doesn’t realize that he’s pitted against a robot programmed to kill.” […]


CLICK HERE to download “Weird Harold to the Dark Tower Came”, episode 26 of the Silicon Chickens Podcast. “Weird Harold to the Dark Tower Came” is a psychedelic tale of teenage anxiety and cosmological weirdness. Weird Harold to the Dark Tower Came by Paul Thomas Chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United […]


CLICK HERE to download “Belladonna”, episode 23 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “Belladonna” is a short piece of humorous science fiction in which Professor Simian and his assistant, Jenkins, struggle to complete a mysterious mad science project before the Syndicate can murder them both. Belladonna by Paul Thomas Chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons […]


CLICK HERE to download “Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot”, episode 14 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot” is a macabre little piece of science fiction body horror¬†that pits futuristic space marines against a plague of ravening Teddy Bears. Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot by Paul Thomas Chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike […]


CLICK HERE to download “The Chicken Whisperer”, episode 11 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “The Chicken Whisperer” is the fifth story in the Silicon Chickens from Alpha Centauri series, featuring the misadventures of the hapless chicken-detector, Alex, and the formidable professional wrestler, Pumpkin Joe, in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by murderous cybernetic fowl from another […]