13.2: Dark Eden post-read w/ Kevin Kelsey: From Stories to Legends to Myths to Religion.
We talk about the political philosophy of the book. We discuss the psychological reality of the characters. Adrian rants about poverty for 5 minutes and why this book is personal for him, so that's on-brand. It's worth heeding the content warnings on this one, we talk in-depth about that stuff in the 2nd hour.
A few of the resources we mention:
- The sequels, Mother of Eden & Daughter of Eden—worth reading!
- NK Jemisin's review of Dark Eden in the NY Times
- Our own episodes on Semiosis
- The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
- Critique of The Cold Equations by Cory Doctorow
- Chris's Q&A on the SF Book Club subreddit
- And if you're in the UK, pre-order Beckett's new book, Beneath the World, A Sea
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Things We Like May 2019 (feat. Reading the End): TV Shows, Art, and Fish
14.1: The Raven Tower pre-read w/ Reading the End: Fantasy, Genre, & Gender!
13.3 (fixed): Chris Beckett discusses his novel Dark Eden, writing for realism over role models, and how he thinks about genre.
13.1: Dark Eden pre-read w/ Kevin Kelsey: Linguistic drift, creating myths, and rogue planets.
12.2: Semiosis post-read w/ Nate Spence: Budding Utopia or Mutualist Dystopia?
Things We Like March 2019: Podcasts, TV Shows, Music, and more
12.1: Semiosis pre-read w/ Nate Spence: Alaska, Survivalism, and Ecology in Science Fiction
11.2: Brown Girl in the Ring post-read w/ Mendez Hodes: Rituals, Fear, and Community in the Apocalypse
In Conversation: 2018 In Review
11.1: Brown Girl in the Ring pre-read w/ Mendez Hodes: The History of African Religion in Diaspora
10.2: Ten Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights post-read: Meditations on Death and Entropy
In Conversation: SF Movie Adaptations w/ Seth Heasley
10.1: Ten Billion Days & 100 Billion Nights pre-read: Disaster communities & transmission of ideas between cultures.
9.2: Rupetta post-read: Academic pursuits & feminist fantasy.
9.1: Rupetta pre-read w/ Charlotte Geater: Folk tales & feminist histories.
8.2: Children of Time post-read: Evolution, Language, Consciousness, and Empathy
8.1: The Children of Time pre-read: What is "Hard" Science Fiction?
Announcements: Adrian guest hosts a podcast + our November book
7.2: The Ballad of Black Tom post-read: When is it appropriate to destroy the world?
Myths and Legends
Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon
The Disney Story Origins Podcast
The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast M4A
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