science fiction

canitbedoneDang those dirigibles!

Television Newspaper: Rather than: ‘Can it be done?’ we might ask: ‘When will it be done?’ Can it be Done? syndicated comic, Scoops magazine UK (1934/1935). Toon via Atomic Flash.


In Suffer, from GastarBetter, repeats a valuable lesson: Keep your eyes on the road, especially if you are wearing a crazy sombrero and driving a rocket bike across the desert.


Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce.

There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

sfdiversityAlmost no science fiction and fantasy movies feature protagonists of color — not to mention women of color — but thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Check out this study and awful infographic from Lee & Low Books:
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(PNS reporting from PDX) Area collector Reynaldo “Ronnie” Morales’ heart was broken Sunday night when a last-minute auction bid from an eBay “sniper” pushed the coveted September 1953 issue of Amazing Future Tales out of his grasp and into the arms of another.

The sniper killed Morale’s chances with a $37.83 winning bid.

Morales had bid $37.62, confident that his bid of $5 and an oddly-random number of pennies more than the highest posted bid was the combination that would win the auction for the rare issue, which featured the first and only installment of Chola Low Riders from Outer Space.

“I’m pissed, really pissed,” he told a friend Monday morning at the Mississippi Avenue Fresh Pot cafe, an independent shop that proudly serves coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

“I sat staring at the screen all Sunday watching those prices and almost missed the Super Bowl. Refresh, refresh, refresh, nada. I was sure it was mine.” [Mas…]

Mayan Apocalypse 2012: Meet the word’s first burrito-making robot

by Jefe Boyardee June 13, 2012 Cultura
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Yes, we know the TacoCopter, the food-delivering unmanned aerial vehicle, was a gosh darn internet hoax, but this new Burritob0t with a web page and tech specs and photos filled with truthiness is the real thing. We swear! TechCrunch reports: So this guy at NYU made something special. Are you listening? Put down your phone. Listen. […]

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Sabado Pochonte Video: Welcome to 2040 on ‘The Other Side’

by Obeah Juan Xenobi February 18, 2012 Cultura
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Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce. There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

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