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  1. Daughters of Darkness Ep 4: Andrzej Zuławski part 1

    In the fourth episode of Daughters of Darkness, Kat and Samm begin a four-part discussion of the career of Polish director Andrzej Zuławski. Meant to be a celebration of his life and incredible work, the episode begins with a brief discussion of his early years, particularly his training as an assistant director under Andrzej Wajda. This is followed by a discussion of his two short films for Polish television, The Story of Triumphant Love (1969) and Pavoncello (1969), two lesser seen and perhaps more conventional works, where he established a number of the themes he would use throughout his career: love triangles, troubled romance, hysterical women, literary source material, and dizzying staircase sequences. This is followed by a lengthy exploration of his first feature-length film, The Third Part of the Night (1971), which was co-written by Zuławski’s father, Mirosław, and is loosely based on the elder Zuławski’s experiences working in a typhus lab during the Nazi occupation. The episode wraps up with a look at The Devil (1972), Zuławski’s unhinged second feature, a film that was promptly banned by the communist government and resulted in Zuławski’s departure from Poland and relocation to France. Set during the period of German occupation in Poland in the late eighteenth century, the film follows the homeward odyssey of a troubled young man who is released from prison by a mysterious stranger.


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  2. Radio Drama Revival Episode 177: Robert Heinlein’s “By His Bootstraps”

    WOW. This week I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, rendered in brilliant stereo sound, this gem of a short story by the grand master Robert A. Heinlein, By His Bootstraps.

    We again have to thank the esteemed Yuri Rasovsky, who produced these works for the Beyond 2000 series which aired on NPR. You can download many many more stories from this collection on Audible – search for 2000x.


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  3. Internet Evolution: Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross

    Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow talk with Mitch Wagner from Internet Evolution about their forthcoming book, Rapture of the Nerds.


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  4. NPR: Ray Bradbury: The Fresh Air Interview

    Ray Bradbury has been awarded the 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. He is the author of over 23 books, including I Sing the Body Electric, The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, all classics of science fiction. Bradbury created the scenario for the U.S. Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and the concept for Spaceship Earth at EPCOT at Disney World. In the early ’60s, he wrote screenplays for the television programs The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He lives in Los Angeles, Calif.


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  5. On Point: How Ray Bradbury Changed The World

    How the amazing Ray Bradbury changed science fiction, literature, and the world.

    Sam Weller, professor of fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He’s the co-editor of the upcoming anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.

    Gary Wolfe, award-winning science fiction editor, critic, and biographer. Professor of humanities at Roosevelt University.


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  6. SXSW: How to live safely in a science fiction universe

    From SXSW 2011: Charles Yu, author, discusses the themes of his sci-fi novel.


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  7. Rendezvous with Rama, Episode 2, 2009.03.08, BBC4

    Written by Arthur C. Clarke and adapted by Mike Walker. What is the secret at the heart of the space object known as Rama and why, years after the event, has Commander William Norton never spoken about what he found there?

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  8. Rendezvous with Rama, Episode 1, 2009.03.01, BBC4, Written by Arthur C. Clarke, Adapted by Mike Walker

    When the mysterious space object known as Rama appears in the solar system, the crew of the SV Endeavour are sent to investigate. Arthur C. Clarke’s novel won both the Hugo and Nebula awards upon its release.

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  9. Interview With Visual Effects Master Douglas Trumbull

    With the TIFF Bell Lightbox screening 2001: A Space Odyssey , and with Trumbull coming to speak at the Lightbox, Criticize This! got to chat with him about working with Kubrick, his amazing career, and his feelings on the current state of the special effects industry.


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  10. Sci-Fi’s Cory Doctorow Separates Self-Publishing Fact From Fiction : All Tech Considered : NPR

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