A simple time machine undermines the concept of free will, with disastrous consequences.
Final Interview with SciFi Mystic Maestro Philip K. Dick aka PKD by John Boonstra in 1982 just before PKD's untimely demise.
Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie.
This episode we get the distinct pleasure of chatting with N. K. Jemisin, author of our last book pick, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.
We'll discuss a little about her writing process, how she invented the world her characters inhabit, and even get a bit political. Or at least social judicial.
We also go over the books that are coming soon in the science fiction and fantasy world, and annouce the winner of the recent poll on Goodreads for our next book, which was up against some pretty tough competition in the "science fiction written by a female author" category. No recap on Game of Thrones this week, but it'll be back next time! And we'll have plenty to talk about, trust us.
The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton Tor
Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson 6/7/2011
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk by Jean Rabe 6/7/2011
Jim and the Flims, Rudy Rucker (Nightshade Books)
The Uncertain Places, Lisa Goldstein (Tachyon Publications) 6/15/2011
Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
Questions for NK Jemisin
BOOK KICK-OFF NEXT WEEK!
Book will be—- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Science fiction is the marmite of literature – people tend to love it or hate it. Yet no one could deny that it has produced many of the great myths of our age, from Frankenstein's monster to William Gibson's cyber-reality.
SF blogger Damien Walter joins our panellists to discuss where it is now, and why we should all tune in to a genre that can be satirical, prophetic, political and plain good fun, often all at the same time. He also outlines some of the titles to look out for in 2010.
We also look at John Wyndham's previously unpublished novel, Plan for Chaos, and interview China Miéville, rising star of the "new weird".
Festival Book Club - Patrick Gale and Salley Vickers - ABC Perth - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Patrick Gale and Salley Vickers talk about turning heartache into an opportunity for writing good fiction at the 2010 Perth Writers Festival.
Space, the final frontier. But is science fiction the final frontier when it comes to being a literature of ideas? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll wax philosophical about science fiction with two of the genre's greatest writers — George R.R. Martin and Ursula K. Le Guin. And we'll explore H.P. Lovecraft's literary philosophy of "Cosmicism."
Judith Lanigan and Linda Jaivin describe how they turned history research into thrilling fiction in their respective novels.