Our guest this week is Olav Rokne of the Hugo Book Club to talk about unions and organized labour, or rather the lack of it, in science fiction. While representation of unions in science fiction is pretty unusual, it’s moved from anti-union hostility to more of a benign neglect.
We’re talking about episode six of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Shadier elements of the alpha quadrant speculate about the value of gamma quadrant artifacts, Quark holds an auction, and a space manta ray goes home. The station is also almost destroyed.
This is Androids and Assets, the podcast that discusses the political and economic assumptions in science fiction and fantasy and how they shape the world in which we live.
We were wrong about Clueless. The movie aired in 1995, the show started in 1996. There is no connection between the title of this episode and the very popular movie and TV show. We are very sorry for this error.
The wildlife painter Marshall was trying to remember is Robert Bateman.
Kira has barely gotten to know her new DS9 colleagues or settled in as a “legitimate” officer of post-occupation Bajor when she has to confront an old fellow freedom-fighter who can’t give up the fight — and the infamous Duras sisters from TNG are a surprise part of his plans.
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.