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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.

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Apr 5, 2018

In this episode we discuss "Bloodchild" a Hugo award winning story by Octavia Butler with our guest Rose Eveleth. Along with the story we discuss topics including sexy centipedes, gender roles and the human body, and the Broken Earth trilogy, among many others.

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Bloodchild: 


Mar 5, 2018

In this episode we discuss "An Age of Ice" by award winning, Chinese author Zhang Ran with our guest, scientist Ryan Pruchnic. Along with the story we discuss topics including ethics in medicine and science, the value of immortality, and the band Coinmonster.

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"An Age of Ice":


Feb 5, 2018

In this episode we discuss "The Martian" from the classic Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury with guest, Sam J. Miller. WE also discuss topics including Moby Dick, the value of genre labels, and our book buying addictions.

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Sam J. Miller: 


Jan 12, 2018

This is our first ever Bonus Episode! In this episode we catch up with most of our guests from 2017 AND also talk to Matthew Kressel. In the meantime, we manage to drink many libations, talk about the similarities between programming and writing, and discuss the best novels, anthologies, shows, and movies of the...