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  1. Ronald D. Moore: The sci-fi optimism of ‘For All Mankind,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and ‘Star Trek’ | American Enterprise Institute - AEI

    Famed science fiction TV producer and writer Ronald D. Moore discusses his new show, For All Mankind, and explores the optimism found throughout his career’s work.

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  2. A Good Read with Adam Rutherford and Farrah Jarral

    As part of Radio 4’s Day of the Scientist Harriett Gilbert asks two scientists and broadcasters to choose a book on a science theme. Adam Rutherford chooses Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian love story Never Let Me Go. Dr Farrah Jarral says when she first read the novella she has chosen - Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild - it blew her mind dealing as it does with interspecies procreation and with underlying themes of control and power imbalance.

    Harriett Gilbert’s choice is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke in which the character ‘Piranesi’ lives in The House populated by endless corridors and statues and The Other.

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  3. Alternate History - Words To That Effect Podcast Ep 47

    In one sense the alternate history tale is a very specific kind of story: a type of speculative fiction in which a certain, often key, moment of history has been changed.

    In another sense, though, alternate history has a much broader appeal. We are all curious, we all think about what might have happened differently in our lives and in the wider world, we all feel relief and regret.

    What if?

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  4. 172 | David Goyer on Televising the Fall of the Galactic Empire – Sean Carroll

    Science and storytelling have a long and tumultuous relationship. Scientists sometimes want stories to be just an advertisement for how awesome science is; storytellers sometimes want to use science for a few cheap thrills before abandoning it in the morning. But science is about ideas, and ideas can make for thrilling stories when done well. David Goyer is an accomplished screenwriter and director who has taken up a daunting task: adapting Isaac Asimov’s famous Foundation series for TV. (Available on Apple TV now.) We talk about the challenge of making a television version of a beloved series whose central character is a mathematician, and how science and storytelling relate to each other more generally.

    David Goyer graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has written stories or screenplays for a number of well-known films, including Dark City, Blade, the Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman, as well as TV series such as FlashForward and Constantine. He has also directed and produced numerous films and shows. He has written novels, comic books, and video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops. In addition to Foundation, he is currently working on a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels. Episodes of Foundation are released every Friday; the finale of the first season will be available Nov. 19.

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  5. 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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