Author Archives: Zealot Guest Author

Genre Focus: SolarPunk

by Caleb Sica What is SolarPunk? Well, the SolarPunks’ Tumblr said it best. “Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green

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Satire, Sci-Fi, and the Smiths: Why Rick and Morty is Revamping A Too-Serious Genre

by Courtney Vice “Okay, well, sometimes science is more art than science, Morty. A lot of people don’t realize that.“ Inspiring words, if they weren’t said after a super genius just turned the entire world into a Cronenberg-esque nightmare. Or, well, daydream for Cronenberg. Rick and Morty isn’t a new show. Having only recently launched its third season, its been

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Writing Prompts: Good or Bad for the Writer’s Soul?

by Courtney Vice  As a writer, I have noticed a trend surging online amongst the writing community: writing prompts. These prompts are generally short and—if they’re good—creative starters to writing. Essentially, they’re a cure for writer’s block. An example could be an opening line, a scenario, or even dialogue from a character. Entire subreddits are dedicated to writing prompts, both

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