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.
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.
Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard
Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
A more serious episode where we talk about climate change, science fictions critical role in shaping the way we think about the future, and how to call people to action. We also focus on the fact that climate change is now a completely political problem. In our view political action is the only path to climate action.
New York 2140 – Kim Stanly Robinson
American War – Omar El Akkad
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude – Andrew Nikiforuk
The Broken Earth Trilogy – N.K. Jemison
The Wandering Earth/ Liúlàng Dìqiú (2019 movie)
Stephen mentions that Chris Kyle (The Devil of Ramadi), a war criminal and mass murderer, reports to have shot people in new Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This is based on Mr. Kyle’s own claims and is widely disputed.
On the brink of catastrophic climate change and America’s defeat in Afghanistan, one movie will pretend neither of these things are happening.
We review Amazon’s 4th of July long weekend extravaganza, The Tomorrow War.
We are joined by Neil Sharpson author of debut novel, When the Sparrow Falls. It’s a clever and engaging science-fiction thriller looking at artificial intelligence, totalitarianism, and transhumanism available from Tor books on June 29.
Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor
Seth from Hugos There, Take Me To Your Reader, Brief & Not So Brief joins us to discuss Palm Springs. We talk about Cartesian Dualism, capitalism, and what is a life worth living.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things directed by Ian Samuels, screenplay by Lev Grossman
Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
One-Minute Time Machine directed by Devon Avery, written by Sean Crouch
Also by Daryl Gregory and available in late August, Revelator, pre-order now.
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein
Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer
We are joined by Basma Ghalayini, editor of the collection Palestine +100: Stories from a Century after the Nakba, and Ra Page, the cofounder of publisher Comma Press. Palestine +100 is a collection of stories exploring how Palestine might look 100 years after the Nakba when Palestinians were displaced and the occupation by Israel began.
Comma Press is a not-for-profit publisher specialising in the short story and fiction in translation. It is committed to a spirit of risk-taking, and aims to put the short story at the heart of contemporary narrative culture.
If you are able, please donate to relief efforts in Palestine such as through the Islamic Relief Fund.
Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem
Nabil Farouk an Egyption author known for the Cocktail 2000 and the Future File series.
Paranormal on Netflix adapted from Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa series