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Science fiction is a playground for all of humankind's best, worst, weirdest and most wonderful ideas. Join writer and storyteller Damien Walter on an exploration of the world as seen through a science fiction lens.

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What is Solarpunk?

Jan 16 • 43:32
Solarpunk is the newest genre of science fiction, a joyous and optimistic vision of a future where humans and our technology live in balance with nature. Solarpunk is an artistic, cultural and political movement that encompasses the arts, architecture, fashion and technology.

But optimistic visions of the future are never all that they seem. From HG Wells' The Shape of Thin...

NFTs are the future of science fiction

Jan 9 • 00:00
There is, somewhat ironically, a techno-conservatism among some sci-fi creators, especially those whose traditional means of making a living have been disrupted by new technology. Most recently the techno-conservatives have targeted NFTs. Which is a shame, because NFTs are the future of science fiction.

If you are a science fiction creator with questions about NFTs please p...

The prophetic visions of Philip K Dick

Dec 31 • 52:03
We are living in strange times. Politics. Society. Culture wars. Things have gone weird. We're looking for knowledge and wisdom to guide us in strange times.

I can think of no better guide to the year 2022 than Philip K Dick.

The author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the inspiration for Blade Runner, is best known as a science fiction writer. But after his infamous ...

The best Scifi & Fantasy of the 21st century (Part 2 of 2)

Dec 25 • 00:00
We are 21 years into the 21st century. What better time to look at the century we are living in…the century of science fiction. A special double episode of the Science Fiction podcast. Part 2 of 2. Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.app…fiction/id1530666687 Google: https://podcasts.goo…XN0L2ZlZWQv?hl=en-ID Spotify: https://open.spotify…3cZ10vZ7kX2...

The best Scifi & Fantasy of the 21st century (Part 1 of 2)

Dec 24 • 00:00
We are 21 years into the 21st century. What better time to look at the century we are living in...the century of science fiction.

A special double episode of the Science Fiction podcast. Part 1 of 2.

00:00 The science fiction century
03:07 Welcome to new listeners.
04:59 The best scifi and fantasy of the 21st century
06:46 Why science fiction and fantasy? ...

The Matrix and the archetypes of Carl Jung

Dec 19 • 48:25
There's a question about The Matrix I've been asking myself since the franchise established itself in the collective unconscious of humanity back in the early 00s.

What is Sigmund Freud doing in these movies?

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Can Denis Villeneuve make a movie out of Rendezvous with Rama?

Dec 16 • 00:00
What has a superbly detailed technical description of an interstellar megastructure and no plot or story?

Denis Villeneuve's latest film project.

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Why do we like Geralt of Rivia? The Witcher season 2

Dec 11 • 18:32
He smells terrible. He never has any money. And he's a violent killer.

There are a lot of reasons not to like Geralt of Rivia. But we do like Geralt of Rivia.

Why is that?

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Kim Stanley Robinson | Interstellar travel is a religious fantasy

Dec 8 • 00:00
Science fiction is fighting a doctrinal war. Between those who believe that humankind's future is still the stars, and those - like Kim Stanley Robinson - who believe interstellar travel is a fantasy of religious belief. The science is clear, travel to other stars may well be forever beyond us. So why do we keep telling this story?

A response to Kim Stanley Robinson's inter...

The Unreal future of science fiction

Dec 5 • 00:00
I'm resisting the temptation to throw it all in and disappear down the Unreal Engine rabbit hole. Forget outer space, the future of humankind lies in the infinite exploration of inner space and the realms of the human imagination. But don't worry....the world-building AI will always need storytellers.

00:00 The Unreal Engine rabbit hole
04:44 Humans are never going t...

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