Algorithms and Apocalypse, In conversation with Louis Evans

A conversation with author Louis Evans, in which we discuss his recent short story Flash Crash, published by the good people at Escape Pod. We talk commerce, nuclear war, and the nature of value.

If you want to read/hear Flash Crash follow this link: https://escapepod.org/2019/06/06/escape-pod-683-flash-crash/

In this interview Louis Recomends the following texts:

Fondly Fahrenheit by Alfred Bester

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh

The Sorcerer Of The Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

Emissaries of Profits – Progress

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

In this weeks episode the androids and assets team revisits Deep Space Nine Se. 1 Ep. 14 Progress, in which Kira find herself on the “other side” and Nog cuts his teeth in the Yamok Sauce biz. Politics and comerce abound, so buckel up for a wild ride.

Socialism is the Cure

28 Days Later on Vimeo

Amid a lively public discourse on the Covid 19 Virus the androids and assets team sits down to talk out depictions of disease and crisis in Science Fiction, and how different fictional depictions of illness shape our reactions. The pair find that collective action is the best defense against sickness and disease.

Recommended content:

Station 11 , Emily St. John Mandel

The Mask of the Red Death, Cory Doctorow

A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit

Radio War Nerd Podcast

Dawn of The Dead (1978)

28 Days Later (2002)

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 8 The Nagus

The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The Androids and Assets team brings its ruthless analytic rigor to DS9 Ep. 10 Se. 1 The Nagus. In which we fail to deliver on last episodes promise of Princes Bride jokes and Stephen comes up with some extremely non-real and 100% fictional examples of international development…. So hold on to your lobes as we dive into this episode and go #Ferenegade on our first RULES OF ACQUISITION!

PS: Calling all Trek Podcast, we would love to have you on this show. So please @ us on Twitter or email marshall@androidsandassets.ca if you want to collaborate.

Podcastiversary 3

On October 2, 2016 we started this podcast. We are excited that this thing is still going, and we are thankful to you all for listening, and supporting the show. Our third year will bring some exciting changes, and more thrilling SciFi content.

On a personal note… I would like to thank Marshall for being a great collaborator and keeping things going.

Live long and prosper,

Stephen

Emissaries of Profit Ep. 7 Move Along Home

Deep Space Nine in all its glory.

Q:What kind of a game do space-time folding beings from the gamma quadrant play?

A: Hasbro’s Sorry!

Join us as we talk casinos and garment production in our deep dive of Move Along Home S:1 Ep:10 of Deep Space 9.

Double the Helix Double the Fun!

Let us take you on a magical journey into a story from those days of yore. A story of miracle children, virgin births, and the struggle between good and evil. Let us take you into this ancient text from 1996… Double Helix. To help us decode this Contemporary Christian Techno Thriller we have resident biologist Candace along for the ride. In the spirit of the title of this book we are sending you a double length episode with twice as much re-cap and analysis of this horrible book as you typically get.

PS: I love you all and am glad to report that a new Emissaries of Profits will be dropping in a few days.

Animorphs and Assets

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The exception to the well known thesis that the middle morph is the most grotesque

We got child soldiers; we got weird bug aliens; and we got Tessa, expert contributor to the Dork-Bajir Chronicles. This week we ask the big questions about the Animorphs. Spoilers abound.

Interstellar Overman Part 1: The Lunar Schoolspiracy

Interstellar film poster.jpg

Androids and Assets has its first ever guest, the enigmatic physicist Pasquale. Join us as we wrestle with the big cosmological questions of the late Mchonaissance. Marshall laments the dark future of Gumbo, Stephen feels Randian, and Pasquale hangs back for the first episode.  More to come next week…

 

Lord of the Rings and Fantasy Genocide

After a short hiatus the Androids and Assets team returns stronger and more resolved to discuss the dreaded… Fantasy Racism. For more weird LOTR strangeness watch this video for what Marshall was talking about historicity of Middle Earth. Watch for us in coming weeks On iTunes and Google Play.

Bakshi LOTR Forever!!!