Anon

We discuss Anon, the 2018 Netflix thriller. Set in a near-future, dystopic world of constant surveillance, the movie questions the value of privacy, police overreach, and the value of memory.

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.

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.

Author Interview – S.B. Divya

Our interview with S.B. Divya author of great works such as Runtime and Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse and co-editor of Escape Pod. Find her work at www.eff-words.com

Some works we discussed:

The Revolution Brought to You by Nike by Andrea Phillips published in Fireside Magazine. Also available in audio from Escape Pod.

Cat Pictures Please  by Naomi Kritzer published in Clarkesworld.

Utopia, LOL? by Jamie Wahls published in Strange Horizons.

Runtime  by S.B. Divya published by Tor.com.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland published by Balzer + Bray.

Infomacracy by Malka Older published by Tor.com.

The Podcast Element

Welcome to Season 2 of Androids and Assets! Thanks for being here with us! We’ve decided to make Luc Besson our traditional season opener so today we’re talking about The Fifth Element. It’s a movie that requires societal supervision so be sure to watch it with a diverse group of friends.

Kelsey Olesen WorldCon 76

In conversation with Kelsey Olesen while at WorldCon 76. We briefly discuss the role of women in SFF stories.

As promised, the author of Dread Nation is Justina Ireland. And for reference, Zen Cho is the author of Sorcerer to the Crown.

Gonzalo Alvarez WorldCon 76

In conversation with Gonzalo Alvarez, creator of Polloman. Keep up-to-date with Gonzalo’s work by following him on Twitter @Gonzzink. Support his work and buy your copy of Polloman at  legendofpolloman.com.