In this weeks episode we discuss 2020 Hugo award winning novel A Memory Called Empire. In which we discuss American Empire and the politics of being a stranger in a strange land.
On this week’s episode, we are extremely happy to host the amazing Karen, @prairieflaneur, contributor to Alberta Advantage and Format Guardian podcasts, as we discuss the inaugural episodes of Deep Space Nine Season Two, often known as The Bajoran Coup Arc. We hope you enjoy our detailed analysis and wild speculation as we ask… What the hell is going on in Bajoran politics?
At long last we come to the end of season 1 of Deep Space Nine. Kick back and enjoy a detailed analysis of Episode 19, In the Hands of the Prophets. We look at contemporary controversies surrrounding religion and education in 1993, as well as religious politics in the Bajorian military.
Our next episode will be a heartfelt send off for season one.
Androids and Assets teams up with Barry DeFord of Politreks to discuss the political roller coaster that is Season 1 Episode 18 Duet .
Kira investigates a notorious, or maybe not notorious, war criminal guilty of perpetrating, or perhaps assisting with, war crimes during the Cardassian occupation of Bajor.
Last week, we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Malka Older to discuss her Centenal Cycle series of books (Infomocracy, State Tectonics, and Null States). Enjoy, as we get do a deep dive on the functioning of the political economy of science fictional microdemocracy. Malka shares with details of the inner workings of her setting and speaks to the intersections of her work with the current political landscape. Big thanks to Malka for taking the time to speak with us.
If you want to find more of Malka’s work you can check out her website @ malkaolder.wordpress.com
Image by Allana Taranto of Ars Magna Studio.
In this episode the Androids and Assets boys watch the DS9 crew muddle through awkward situations with the opposite sex and a strange mental contagion. We talk about the unmitigated humanitarian disaster that is the war in Yemen and Canada’s sinister role.
Stephen misspoke and called Sana’a the capital of Yemen, it is the capital of North Yemen. The current capital of federated Yemen is Aden.
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
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.
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.
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)
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!
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