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  1. Science Fiction Sparkle Salon: Episode 1

    What happens when six brilliant scientists and writers gather for a chill chat? A Science Fiction Sparkle Salon!

    In this episode Malka Older (the Infomocracy trilogy) invites Annalee Newitz (Four Lost Cities), Arkady Martine (A Memory Called Empire), Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose the Time War), Karen Lord (Unravelling), and Katie Mack (The End of Everything) for a free-wheeling conversation about life, the universe, and everything.

    Need more Sparkle in your life? Episode 2 of the Science Fiction Sparkle Salon is currently in production!


    The Science Fiction Sparkle Salon is hosted by Dr. Malka Older and presented by ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination.

    The show is edited and produced by Tyler Eglen. Title and graphics by Meg Frank.

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  2. Google Play presents: Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, and Peter F. Hamilton

    Bestselling British science fiction authors Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton have came together for a unique Science Fiction Hangout on Air with Google Play and a bunch of fans on Thursday, September 27th. They discussed their latest books, their work, their writing processes and science fiction in general.

    Don’t forget to check out their books on Google Play:

    Peter F.Hamilton: http://goo.gl/42YHI Iain M. Banks: http://goo.gl/xHp18 Alastair Reynolds: http://goo.gl/6NI54

    Help us caption & translate this video!

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  3. GGG#464: The Left Hand of Darkness Review | Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy - Science Fiction Writer Interviews, Movie Reviews, Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi Books and Writing

    Sara Lynn Michener, Rajan Khanna, and Lisa Yaszek join us to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness.

    https://geeksguideshow.com/2021/04/24/ggg464-the-left-hand-of-darkness-review/

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  4. GGG#460: The Dispossessed Review | Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy - Science Fiction Writer Interviews, Movie Reviews, Fantasy/Horror/Sci-Fi Books and Writing

    Anthony Ha, Matthew Kressel, and Lisa Yaszek join us to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic 1974 novel The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia.

    https://geeksguideshow.com/2021/03/26/ggg460-the-dispossessed-review/

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  5. Rocket Fuel: Cooking the Books with Mary Robinette Kowal – FRAN WILDE

    What Mary Robinette Kowal brings to the Cooking the Books table is no fewer than seven novels, two short story collections, more than 70 short stories, a blog that boosts other writers with My Favorite Bit, advocacy and volunteering, the Writing Excuses Podcast AND Cruise, the Futurescapes Writing Workshop, and a somewhat unfortunate attachment to okra, although she explains to me frequently that I’ve just not had it cooked properly. There’s a lot more as well (audio recordings, puppetry, a serious dedication to both fashion and typewriters…)

    Mary is an outstanding cook and has been visiting NASA often for research on her latest books — part of the Lady Astronaut of Mars series — The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky, the first of which is out July 3. (the second appears August 21). So of course we asked her about space food.

    She joins Aliette de Bodard and me for Cooking the Books this month (in our 65th interview & 38th podcast episode!) to dish on all the details.

    https://franwilde.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/rocket-fuel-cooking-the-books-with-mary-robinette-kowal/

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  6. The Importance of Tangerines: Cooking the Books with Yoon Ha Lee – FRAN WILDE

    This is the podcast in which we try not to fangirl. (That’s all of the podcasts, actually.) We failed. (Ok I failed, Aliette asked excellent questions from her berth as an instructor on the Writing Excuses cruise and I just … well, you’ll see.)

    Yoon Ha Lee’s first collection, Conservation of Shadows, and his short stories at Tor.com, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and more, have been favorites for a long time. When Ninefox Gambit came out last year, I was hooked, and Raven Strategem has come through even stronger.

    On the heels of his second Hexarchate novel, Yoon stopped by to discuss tangerines, researching the history of kimchi, and the complexities of characters including Jedao. It’s all for Cooking the Books this month, both here and at the extension kitchen over at The Booksmugglers! (check out Yoon’s Booksmugglers Bonus answers!).

    https://franwilde.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/the-importance-of-tangerines-cooking-the-books-with-yoon-ha-lee/

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  7. What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica

    Our colleagues at the TED Radio Hour introduce us to wildlife filmmaker Ariel Waldman. She says the coldest continent is brimming with invisible life that can only be seen through microscopes, including tardigrades (one of Maddie’s favorite critters).

    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982332996/what-we-can-learn-from-microscopic-life-in-antarctica

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  8. Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

    Michael Chabon talks about The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay with James Naughtie and a group of readers.

    The novel follows the story of the teenage Josef Kavalier, who makes a daring escape from the Germans in Prague in 1939, leaving his family behind. He travels across Europe and eventually arrives at his cousin Samuel Clayman’s house in Brooklyn. There the pair discover a shared love of the burgeoning comic book world of Superheroes - Joe Kavalier is the artist, and Sam Clay, as he becomes, is the writer.

    Together they create a hero of their own, The Escapist, a Houdini-type figure who fights the Nazis, frees the enslaved and leads them home. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2001.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pdfwz

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