Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie.
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Space voyeurs, interstellar empire shenanigans, and tea, oh my! The always incredible Ann Leckie takes over the show once more to discuss Ancillary Sword, the much anticipated sequel to the multi-award winning Ancillary Justice. We discuss writing sequels and handling audience expectations, the changes in the Ancillary “universe,” gender and sexuality, empire (duh), and, well, a little bit of cannibalism. What more could you ask for during Thanksgiving?
This week we’re leaving planet Earth behind, with the astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the science-fiction phenomenon Ann Leckie.
Recent advances in astrophysics have allowed scientists to find planets orbiting around remote stars, with more than a thousand distant exoplanets identified in the last 20 years. Scharf explores the competing pulls of two principles which have guided modern astronomers, and outlines his proposal for a middle way where human life is "special but not significant, unique but not exceptional".
The novelist Ann Leckie is both significant and exceptional, carrying off an unprecedented sweep of science fiction’s most prestigious awards with her debut novel, Ancillary Justice. She talks about how she got into the head of a vast, distributed intelligence, why gender politics made their way into her novels and the different ways in which scientific discoveries fire the SF imagination.
In the latest installment of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Ann Leckie talks about creating a plausible future free of any incongruous modern trappings for her award-winning book Ancillary Justice.