Can’t Look Away

Taking a well worn path to the orchard of problematic Netflix content, the androids and assets team get angry as they lazily pluck the low hanging fruit that is American political discourse. Please enjoy this review of the 2021 sci-fi comedy Don’t Look Up.

Happy New Year… It probably won’t get worse.

Hugo Shortlisted Short Stories III

Stephen and Marshall get aggressive talking about the Hugo shortlisted short stories in part three of our three part series. Today we cover “The Mermaid Astronaut” by Yoon Ha Lee and “Little Free Library” by Naomi Kritzer.

Hugo Shortlisted Short Stories II

Stephen and Marshall get excited talking about the Hugo short listed short stories in part two of our three part series. Today we cover “A Guide for Working Breeds” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad and “Metal Like Blood in the Dark” by T. Kingfisher 

Assassins and Assets – Anna ft. Alex

The Androids and Assets team goes undercover as a spy thriller podcast to review Luc Besson’s 2019 thriller, Anna.

We’re pleased to be joined by Alex, President of the Edmonton chapter of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians.

Hugo Shortlisted Short Stories I

Stephen and Marshall get serious talking about the Hugo short listed short stories in part one of our three part series. Today we cover “Open House on Haunted Hill” by John Wiswell and “Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse” by Rae Carson.

Cybersnooze ft. Adventures in Ideology

We’re joined by the hosts of one of our favourite shows, Adventures in Ideology, to talk about the first Cyberquest story, The Pharaoh’s Tomb, by Sigmund Brouwer. It’s Christian propaganda with a thin veneer of science fiction. Like a single coat of science applied with a poor brush by an unskilled painter.

Please don’t read this book. Please forgive us for reading it.

Music at the front of this episode is courtesy of Ross Bugden.

Entertainment and Control, In Conversation with Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth L. Powell

Special guests and legends of Space Opera, Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth L. Powell, generously took time to talk to us about their newly released novella, Light Chaser.

Recommendations

Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard

Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North