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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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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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Nov 5, 2018

In this episode, we discuss "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov with our guest Dr. Derek Leben, professor of Ethics. We talk about Artificial Intelligence, why Asimov's three laws of robotics suck, Asimov's positive outlook on technology, and the trolley problem.


Books reviewed: The Apocalypse Index by Charles Stross...

Oct 5, 2018

In this episode we discuss the story "The Immortal" by Jorge Borges with our guest Tade Thompson. We discuss "monstrous immortality", Jorge Borges' literary significance, and Plato.

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Tade Thompson: Thompson/e/B00KU8RQFO 

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Sep 9, 2018

In this episode we discuss the story "Martian Raga" by Phillip Trippenbach & Blake Jessop with our guests Frank Oreto and Douglas Gwilym. We lock editors in the basement, get drunk, and talk about the importance of short fiction.

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Aug 30, 2018

In this bonus episode we chat with author TJ Berry about going to WorldCon and the Hugo ceremony, George RR Martin's Loser's Party, and how she thinks they can improve WorldCon for next year. We also chat about her work in short fiction.

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