Some science fiction books make an accurate prediction of the future, but not a whole lot of them. Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison misses the mark as far as 2019 goes. However, the predictions of climate change may make some of the food shortages depicted in the book come true. It is a classic story of the dangers of overpopulation and the limited resources of the planet earth, you know, earth, the one we're on. The film version of the book is, of course, the classic dystopian vision of the future, with food shortages and over crowded cities, Soylent Green. The book and the film are quite different (wait for the big reveal at the end of this show).
We hope you enjoy the discussion and digressions!
Music kindly provided by Erdenstern.
Readings by Us and Aaron Kleinschmidt
Episode 32: True Grit
Episode 30: Bridge on the River Kwai
Episode 29: The Tower of the Elephant
Episode 28: Conan the Destroyer
Episode 27: Conan: The Scarlet Citadel and Queen of the Black Coast
Episode 26: Ready Player One (Book and Film)
Episode 25: Murder on the Orient Express
Episode 24: The Wolfman by Nicholas Pekearo
Episode 23: An American Werewolf in London
Episode 22: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Book and Film)
Episode 21: We Were Soldiers Once (The Film)
Episode 20: We Were Soldiers Once and Young (The Book)
Episode 19: Omega Man and I Am Legend Films
Episode 18: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Episode 17: The War of the Worlds in Film
Episode 16:War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells
Epsiode 15: A Bridge Too Far (1977 Film)
Episode 14: September Hope
Episode 13: Planet of the Apes (book)
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