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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 027) Interview with Daryl Gregory + Politics in Science Fiction and Fantasy

In episode 27 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, Jeff Patterson and Karen Burnham sit down to chat about politics in Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Q: Has Science Fiction and Fantasy gotten more or less political in the past few decades? Has functional anarchy and corporate super-cultures replaced the empires and federations of the past?

Later, Karen Burnham sits down to chat with Daryl Gregory, author of:


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5 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 027) Interview with Daryl Gregory + Politics in Science Fiction and Fantasy

  1. Cool. I’m a fan of Daryl Gregory’s works. We’ll have a podcast interview with Daryl sometime this month (maybe in the next week or two) also at AdventuresInSciFiPublishing.com. I’ll see if we can also mention your interview when we record ours.

  2. Kim Stanley Robinson has got more political? Have you read the Mars Trilogy, Antarctica, Orange County Trilogy…. KSR has always been a political author….

    Politics to my mind has always played an important in Science Fiction and Fantasy, it didn’t start 10years ago with the cloning debate…. There is plenty of political stuff happening in the 80s and 90s.

  3. Has Science Fiction and Fantasy gotten more or less political in the past few decades?

    Sci-fi has always been a critique of society as it exists at the time, and it cant be that without being political. So it has always been political, the pendulum just swings back and forth. In other words, the answer is “no”.

    Now what I see as having happened is that in the past few years only works criticizing the “correct” aspects of society have a real chance of being celebrated by the self appointed sci-fi literati of worldwideweblandia.

     

    TW

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    I read a sample from Dan Simmons’s Flashback (coming in July), in the back of his Drood paperback.  It’s future noir, and it looks like it’s going to have some interesting political observations in the backstory.  Curse any of you that has the ARC.

     

     

  5. Well, shoot. Our podcast episode with Daryl Gregory went up last night. I didn’t know Shaun was going to post it so soon. Oh well. Feel free to add a link back to this SFSignal podcast in the comments section of our AISFP Episode 114.

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