Monthly Archive: August 2012

A woman of the Iron People

A woman of the Iron people by

Lixia has just landed on an alien planet. Humanity have come exploring the stars, with high-minded ideals, and rules about what action should be taken depending on how advanced the peoples they meet are. Nia has grown up among the Iron...

Frankenstein

Frankenstein by

Just as with Dracula most of us are familiar with the story of Frankenstein and his creation, even if popular culture often refers to the monster by that name. It probably suffers a little because so many of us think we...

courserascifi

Dracula [essay] by

I almost forgot to post my Coursera essay on Dracula but y’all are in luck, because I have remembered: Fear of the East, of the eastern “barbarians” was a contemporary issue in Victorian England. Dracula can be seen as that “other”....

cracklescape

Significant Dust by

Vanessa works in a roadhouse in an isolated part of Australia. When we first meet her we don’t know why exactly she’s out there, she says she just wants to save some money and then maybe travel. That isn’t all the...

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by

I read this for the Coursera online course, I’ll post the short essay I wrote for the course in a few days. Dracula is one of those books that everyone has heard of. Everyone is familiar with the character of the...