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  1. Future Tense: Science Fiction

    Russian/American scientist and author, Isaac Asimov, once wrote: Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

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  2. Literary Wonder & Adventure Show 15: A Conversation with Author Brian Murphy

    Join Robert and Edgar the Raven as they welcome Brian Murphy, author of Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword and Sorcery to the Dream Tower, for a long in depth discussion of Sword and Sorcery literature, the idea of genre, mythology and the imagination, and the importance of the frontier of unexplored vistas of both the mind and nature. Also, Robert agonizes over what genre his Rogues of Merth series might be while Edgar endures.

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  3. Literary Treks 260: Sorry to All the Sela Fans

    Death in Winter.

    Following the film Star Trek Nemesis, novels in the Star Trek literary universe were given more of a free reign to play with the familiar characters and situations, creating what has been termed the "novelverse." Without any more televised or filmed adventures for the crew of the Enterprise-E on the horizon, authors could take the story in new and exciting directions. One of these directions involved the culmination of the "will they/won’t they" romance of Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher, as well as a new source of turmoil for the Romulan Empire.

    In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson discuss Death in Winter. We talk about Beverly’s transfer off the Enterprise, the state of the Romulan Star Empire, an undercover mission into Romulan space, Worf and Geordi’s role in the story, the love between Picard and Crusher, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

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  4. In Our Time: The Year Without a Summer

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 1816, known as the year without a summer.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077j4yv#play

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  5. Higher quality (128kbps)

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss absolute zero, the lowest possible temperature

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08fqxzh

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  6. St. Thomas Aquinas and the Occult

    St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the great intellects in Christian history who wrote on many subjects, including topics we would consider occult. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what Aquinas had to say about astrology, crystal healing, amulets, demons, ghosts, psychic powers and more.

    https://sqpn.com/2020/06/st-thomas-aquinas-and-the-occult/

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  7. Cory Doctorow with Rebecca Giblin on author incomes, copyright and the book industry

    Author, activist and journalist Cory Doctorow sits down with ARC Future Fellow Rebecca Giblin from Monash Law to discuss the rapidly changing book industry.

    Author incomes are plummeting. What opportunities do we have for improving them? Could Doctorow’s ‘Shut Up and Take My Money’ platform be part of the solution?

    https://authorsinterest.org/ https://www.monash.edu/law

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  8. Philosophy, Fantasy, and Science Fiction: Introduction to the Series (lecture 1)

    This is the first session in a new series of monthly lectures and discussions by Gregory B. Sadler, spanning the year 2016 and hosted by the Brookfield Public Library. This year the series focuses on philosophical themes in the works and world of selected classic and contemporary fantasy and science fiction authors.

    We begin the series by examining the genres of science fiction and fantasy. We then discuss central fields in philosophy and how they can illuminate key themes in literature. After that, we turn to main elements of narrative, and focus in on the worlds that successful narrative works create. I also provide an overview of the series as a whole.

    4:55 - motivations for creating this series

    8:00 - the genres of science fiction and fantasy

    23:12 - introducing philosophy to the conversation

    39:21 - elements of narrative, the issue of world-building, and philosophical themes

    59:56 - Q&A and wrapping up

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  9. Prisoners of Gravity: Myths and Archetypes (Part 3 of 3)

    From the episode guide: Commander Rick looks at the importance of myths and archetypes in comic books and speculative fiction with Walt Simonson, Chris Claremont, Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner, and Arkham Asylum co-creators Dave McKean and Grant Morrison from the world of comics, and Canadian writers Robert Sawyer, Charles De Lint, Guy Gavriel Kay, horror expert Robert Hadji and horror writer/director Clive Barker. With clips from The Doors, The Adventures of Superman, and Frankenstein.

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  10. Prisoners of Gravity: Myths and Archetypes (Part 2 of 3)

    From the episode guide: Commander Rick looks at the importance of myths and archetypes in comic books and speculative fiction with Walt Simonson, Chris Claremont, Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner, and Arkham Asylum co-creators Dave McKean and Grant Morrison from the world of comics, and Canadian writers Robert Sawyer, Charles De Lint, Guy Gavriel Kay, horror expert Robert Hadji and horror writer/director Clive Barker. With clips from The Doors, The Adventures of Superman, and Frankenstein.

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