Tag Archives: Science Fiction

#55. Attack the Block (2011) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Tiara W.

20 Mar

Aliens dog monsters, inner city shenanigans, and John Boyega, oh my! Our theme of inclusivity continues with this special episode of Shoot the WISB. Jen, David, Alex, and special guest star Tiara W. join forces to discuss 2011’s exceptional alien invasion film, Attack the Block. Needless to say, they love it!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

Book Review: Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells

16 Mar

 

Disclosure: Alex Wells is a pseudonym of Alex Acks, co-host here at Skiffy and Fanty. I consider them a friend.

Hob Ravani is a member of a biker outfit on Tanegawa’s World. Tanegawa’s World is a hardscrabble place, a dry and desolate world that wouldn’t draw any interest, even from the Transrift corporation, save for its considerable mineral resources. Those resources, and those resources alone, make the desert planet valuable. It’s not Arrakis, but Tanegawa’s World is still a prize to the only corporation with the capacity to travel to the stars. Not even the Federal Union that ostensibly is the government of humanity and all of its worlds has the secret to their Rift drive.

And then there is the fact that some people who live on Tanegawa’s World are affected by the strange contaminants on the planet. It IS an alien world, after all, and humans and their works and creations are intruders upon it. Humans who live away from the filtered, protected city of Newcastle are exposed to the world. They can develop unusual, exotic powers, powers that are feared by the corporation, and everyone else on the planet for that matter.  People with this contamination gone feral, called witchiness by the locals, are a breed apart. People like Hob.

Hunger Makes the Wolf, the debut novel from Alex Wells, tells Hob’s story. Continue reading

317. Disability in SF/F — A Discussion w/ Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

14 Mar

Literary errors, representation, and disability, oh my! Sarah Chorn and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry join Shaun and Jen for an intense discussion about disability in the sf/f community. We tackle representations of disability in film and literature, the challenges people with disabilities face in the sf/f world (and beyond), and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Torture Cinema Poll: March Madness!

1 Mar

We truly do HATE to disappoint you, but this has literally nothing to do with college basketball. We just felt like torturing you.

HOW DO YOU LIKE US NOW?!

Just kidding. Sort of. Really, it’s just time to pick our next Torture Cinema of 2017! We have a wide variety of total crap for you to choose from. So choose wisely!!

#54. Babylon 5 (Season 2; Episodes 13-18) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

27 Feb

Vorlons, Minbari deceptions, and space plagues, oh my! Our re-watch of Babylon 5 continues wit episodes 13 through 18 from Season 2! Things are starting to get properly heated up, which means more political intrigue, new character details, and just a little bit of humor to keep things interesting.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

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