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This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians, and everything in between.

Past and Upcoming Guests:

Feb 13, 2019

In this episode, we discuss "The Catherine Wheel" by Ian McDonald with our guest Diane Turnshek an scientist, writer, and professor. We also talk about light pollution, terraforming, and religion.


Books Reviewed: Strange Bird by Jeff Vandermeer

                              October Country by Ray...

Hugo Award Fancast Eligibility

Feb 12, 2019

Hello Listeners,

It is once again time for award voting. And we are eligible for a Hugo Award in the Best Fancast category. Last year we half-jokingly put ourselves out there for the Best Fancast Hugo. We didn’t have much under our belts and knew we had a lot of work to do. Unsurprisingly, we were not nominated, but...

Jan 22, 2019

In this episode we review our year. We also invite Tade Thompson back to the podcast, Ryan Pruchnic, and for the first time ever, the Chinese Science Fiction author Zhang Ran. 

We talk about a wide range of things from Marvel movies, to our favorite books, to cryogenic freezing yourself in order to time travel. 

We also...

Jan 5, 2019

In this episode, we discuss "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin with our guest BJ Mendelson an author, comic book writer, and speaker. We talk about big data, the trolley problem, and the future of privacy.


Books reviewed: Blackfish City by Sam J Miller.

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert...

Dec 5, 2018

In this episode, we discuss "The Martian Obelisk" by Linda Nagata with our guest Aubrey Hirsch an author, essayist, artist, and professor. We talk about the meaning of art, the likelihood of people on Mars, and Mars in fiction.


Books reviewed: The Anthology Life on Mars edited by Johnathan Strahan.


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