The scientific application of Gun Smoke Theory (GST) is transforming the field of DS9 studies. Join us as we sit down with GST luminary and Steve’s Dad, Alan, to analyze The Maquis Parts 1 and 2.
A special Christmas Episode of Androids and Assets where the boys and special guest Candace talk about the reason for the season, struggling against empire.
We also recommend: Divine Intervention (2002) Dir Elia Sulieman
C.S. Malerich joins us to talk about her novella, The Factory Witches of Lowell, a story about an early unionization effort that gets a magical boost. The most important part of the struggle, though, is still solidarity.
You can get The Factory of Witches of Lowell through our Bookshop affiliate link, we get a small kickback, if you do.
Specific Works Mentioned
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – Hard to Be A God
We talk about Season 2 episode 18 and 19 “Profit and Loss” and “Blood Oath”. Both episodes are about being a bro: what obligations do you have to other people and how do those obligations act as incentives?
We also have our inaugural segment “Hey Fellas” where we talk to our bros and provide important life advice.
This week we have two episodes, one spiritual essence. A journey into the existential horror of two people, and the healing power of sweet Crude Oil. The boys sit down to review Season 2 Ep 15 and 16 of Deep Space Nine.
The Androids and Assets team sits down with journalist Paris Marx of Tech Won’t Save Us to talk about the ongoing struggle for the future of technology and by extension the future of humanity.
Paris has written articles on this topic and a few are collected here for you.
Paris mentioned a whole bunch of great things to read and we’ve done our best to list them all here for you.
I Can’t Bring Myself to Stand in Line for Food Again by Mirta Ojito
Eco-Socialism or Bust by Thea Riofrancos, Robert Shaw, Will Speck
A Path to Democratic Socialism Means a Path To Climate Justice by Thea Riofrancos
The Green New Deal as proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin and also everything else she ever wrote.
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Our good friend Evan, from Kino Lefter, joins us to discuss “Whispers”.
O’Brien senses something is wrong on Deep Space Nine when the crew and his family begin acting strangely around him after he returns from a mission. As he unravels the mystery he finds even senior Starfleet officers are lying to keep secrets from him.
Premee Mohamed joins us to discuss her debut novel, Beneath the Rising. We discuss how the world works differently for wealthy people and those that make dark covenants with creatures from other dimensions. We learn that science undergrads are wretched creatures and that you should not ever under any circumstances try to create a Chambers Reactor.
Find Premee on Twitter
Hear Premee on Breaking the Glass Slipper
A Broken Darkness, the sequel to Beneath the Rising is out in March 2021.
The Raven Tower by Anne Leckie
Embers of War by Gareth Powell
Gold, Gil, Cred Stick… I sit down with two long time observers of of videogame history to talk money in games. We explore how what started as the bothersome fife of enterprising teens has become a big business.