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Alienating the Audience

Oct 27, 2023

In this satirical novel by Max Barry, the United States is a corporate wasteland with ruthless businesses and toothless rump state unable to restrain them.

John Krikorian of Trekprofiles joins to discuss. 

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Oct 19, 2023

How does the multiverse shake out in science fiction? What are the tropes, and what are the implications?

Scottish scifi twins Dickie and Stone Lynch join to discuss.

Oct 12, 2023

In “The Truman Show,” Jim Carey’s character is the unwitting star of a global reality television show–until he decides to escape. Director Henrique Cuoto joins to talk about the iconic film, and the evils of false reality.

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Oct 3, 2023

Neil Stephenson's "Snowcrash" looked at the embryonic Internet and projected a future of VR and avatar onto it. And a world in which nation states had been eclipsed by successor states of corporate "franchulates." 

Is "Snowcrash" a corporate dystopia, a libertarian utopia, or merely prophetic?

Brian Brushwood joins to...