Special Arthur C. Clarke tribute show. The centerpiece is the short story "The Hammer of God" by Clarke. It’s read by Golden Voice awarded narrator Scott Brick with Gabrielle de Cuir. Plus Arthur C. Clarke speech at the 1965 Hugo ceremony. Also commentary by Vernor Vinge, Scott Brick and Stefan Rudnicki.
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Tom from Amazon talks to China Mieville about his book The City & The City
What does the future look like from the past? This exciting program with three people that could not better represent the intelligentsia of futurism circa 1970. This recording is from a radio program called “Sound on Film”, a series on films and the people who make them. This episode is entitled “2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?” Recorded May 7th, 1970. Joseph Gelman is the moderator.
At the time of this recording Arthur C. Clarke had recently collaborated on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick. Alvin Toffler’s mega-influential book, Future Shock, is about to be published. And Margaret Mead is the world’s foremost cultural anthropologist.
An intriguing conversation that still has relevance today.
2001–Science Fiction or Man’s Future?
"Raiders of the Lost Ark," and why it’s so great, with John Gruber, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell. Also, "Star Wars" comes up a few times.
Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Tobias Buckell, Philip Edward Kaldon, Paul Melko and Matthew Stewart-Fulton
Recorded: Saturday January 24, 2009 11am
Economics and SF
- how has science fiction portrayed economics of the future over the years,
- how have things changed,
- what are some of the enduring themes?