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Tagged with “sci-fi” (9)

  1. The Prometheus Podcast

    David Padron is a cinematics producer, I am a writer/designer, both of us in video games. We talk a lot about movies and culture and games before jumping into a game of League of Legends or Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3 or whatever.

    This week, we talk a lot about Ridley Scott’s most science-fictional movie, Prometheus.

    http://squaremans.com/the-prometheus-podcast/

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  2. Slate Spoiler Special: Prometheus

    Slate’s Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar of WBEZ’s Filmspotting discuss Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you’ve seen the movie.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies/2012/06/prometheus_ridley_scott_s_alien_prequel_reviewed_.html

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  3. Science fiction now and tomorrow

    Novelists Alastair Reynolds, Lauren Beukes, Michael Moorcock and Jeff Noon talk about the state of SF.

    In this week’s new year books podcast, we look to the future. Science fiction has never been bigger, and publishers are falling over themselves to sign the next Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman. We talk to some of the genre’s biggest names about the state of SF in 2012, and where they think the genre is heading.

    Lauren Beukes, author of hard-boiled SF thriller Zoo City, tells us about winning the 2011 Arthur C Clarke award and about South African science fiction. We talk to Michael Moorcock, who helped define science fiction back in the 1960s with his ground-breaking literary magazine New Worlds. And we also hear from hard SF author Alastair Reynolds and speculative fiction author Jeff Noon about their new projects, how they feel about being classed within the same genre, and writing on Twitter.

    Reading List

    • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
    • Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock
    • Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds
    • Vurt by Jeff Noon

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2012/jan/06/books-podcast-science-fiction-now-tomorrow

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  4. William Gibson, author of Zero History: Interview on The Sound of Young America

    William Gibson is a science fiction writer whose works increasingly take place in a realistic present. His latest book, Zero History, is about fashion, authenticity and identity. It’s a freestanding third work in an informal trilogy, which also includes Pattern Recognition and Spook Country.

    http://www.maximumfun.org/sound-young-america/william-gibson-author-zero-history-interview-sound-young-america

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  5. The Incomparable 8: “Top Men”

    "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.

    http://www.theincomparable.com/2010/10/8-top-men.html

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  6. William Gibson on Zero History

    ‘I don’t get the feeling that nothing is happening,’ replied the father of Cyberpunk. ‘I just get the feeling that more and more of it is happening on a different field.’

    This Intelligence Squared event at Cadogan Hall in London saw the coming-together of two great believers in the vibrancy and power of the present: William Gibson and Cory Doctorow. Despite the discussion covering topics unrestrained by time - reaching back to the age of the Victorians and stretching, via 1940 and our ‘increasingly interesting’ present, to 2060 - or location (we were taken from the Far East to western Canada, with stop-overs in Shoreditch and Brooklyn), Gibson repeatedly underlined the centrality of the present in his work. He stressed that good science fiction writing is based on looking at ‘all the things around you’ and finding ‘the ones with the most obvious legs to carry you into the future.’

    What sort of a future that will be, however, remains a mystery to Gibson. There are simply ‘too many wild cards in play,’ he said, for us to casually erect accurate futures. One thing that seemed certain was the sustained threat to any genuine subculture. We are now left, he lamented, with only ‘splinters of Bohemia,’ the violation of which seems almost complete in a world where ‘the way D. H. Lawrence looked is … much more important than what D.H. Lawrence wrote.’

    From http://iq2.podbean.com/2010/10/04/william-gibson-on-zero-history/

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  7. Interview with William Gibson

    "I might be one of the first generation of science fiction writers to come to the writing of it with a head full of academic critical theories…"

    —William Gibson

    From http://www.bookotron.com/agony/news/2010/09-13-10-podcast.htm#podcast091310

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  8. Best Sci-Fi Flims, w/ A.O. Scott, Annalee Newitz

    "Inception" has put sci-fi back in the movies, with mixed reviews. We look at the best science fiction films of all time. With guests A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, and Annalee Newitz, critif for io9.com.

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  9. Alastair Reynolds interview

    An interview with Alastair Reynolds, author of Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, Absolution Gap and more.

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