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  1. Storyboard: Paolo Bacigalupi on Writing Political Sci-Fi for Young Adults

    In his debut novel The Windup Girl, science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi explored a world ravaged by climate change and energy scarcity — and won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards while he was at it.

    Though his dystopian future might not seem like the best place for kids, he followed up with two books for young adults: Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. Set in the same universe as The Windup Girl, they are gripping adventure tales about kids doing what it takes to survive in a world where the odds are always stacked against them.

    In this episode of the Storyboard podcast, Bacigalupi talks to Wired senior editor Adam Rogers about the appeal of YA fiction, life in the “Accelerated Age” and writing political novels that don’t feel like polemics. There is a brief moment of mature language.

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/storyboard-paolo-bacigalupi/

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  2. Storyboard: How Charles Yu Uses Sci-Fi to Explore the Human Condition

    If anyone tries to tell you that science fiction isn’t literary, please point them to the work of Charles Yu. His debut novel, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, used the conventions of sci-fi to tell the deeply emotional story of a time-travel technician searching for his missing father.

    His latest genre-bending effort is Sorry Please Thank You, a short-story collection in which people outsource their bad days and zombies go on dates.

    In this episode of the Storyboard podcast, Yu talks to Wired senior editor Adam Rogers about making metaphors literal, how sci-fi tropes let him explore the inner lives of his characters, and his particular brand of futuristic ennui.

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/storyboard-charles-yu/

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  3. Last Short Story podcast | Notes from Coode Street

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  4. StarShipSofa No 244 Peter Watts | StarShipSofa

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  5. The Bat Segundo Show: Samuel R. Delany

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  6. StarShipSofa No 227 Tobias Buckell | StarShipSofa

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  7. Download the MP3 of ‘Science Weekly podcast: Can science ever explain consciousness?’

    Huffduffed from http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2012/feb/27/science-weekly-podcast-consciousness

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  8. Annalee Newitz - Your Business Plan Is Science Fiction —€“ And That’s a Good Thing

    Just two decades ago, the Web and public internet were the stuff of science fiction. Creators like William Gibson, who coined the term "cyberspace" in his novel Neuromancer, helped define the terms of social life online, as well as inspiring many of the inventions (like smartphones) that we take for granted. But what is today’s science fiction telling us about where our technology will go tomorrow? I’ll talk about the stories today’s scifi creators are telling about the Web and internet, and how their ideas create a fantastical map of what people are seeking in their online lives. Fiction – And That’s a Good Thing

    http://www.webstock.org.nz/talks/speakers/annalee-newitz/your-business-plan-science-fiction-and-s-good-thin/

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  9. The Guardian books podcast: Science fiction now and tomorrow | Books | guardian.co.uk

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  10. Gibson & Leary Audio (MONDO 2000 History Project) | ACCELER8OR

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