Episode 88 — An Interview w/ Tobias Buckell (a.k.a. Captain Planet)

20 Feb

The always fascinating Tobias Buckell joins us for an extensive discussion about his latest book, Arctic Rising, technology and its effects on how we interact with the world (crowd sourcing!), the environment (and what that means for extrapolating in science fiction through things like green technology, innovative transportation, etc.), and all kinds of fascinating issues surrounding these topics.  You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Listen away!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):
Episode 88 — Download (MP3)

Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:11:25)

  • Tobias Buckell’s Website
  • Buy his book or Jen will break your legs with an AI-controlled reflective atmospheric orb.  It’s on Amazon, B&N, and just about everywhere else (do support your local bookstores if you can!).

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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8 Responses to “Episode 88 — An Interview w/ Tobias Buckell (a.k.a. Captain Planet)”

  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) February 21, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Hi guys.

    I just finished reading an ARC of Arctic Rising and have been toying with the moon. I was delighted that both Jen and Shaun were familiar enough to go into the weeds of the book with Toby, and that I was able to follow along.

    Great stuff. One of your best, guys.

    • shaunduke February 21, 2012 at 8:44 am #

      N’aww! Thanks so much. We really appreciate that, and I’m sure Tobias is thrilled that you loved the interview and the book! I’m going to start working on a review soon enough.

      • Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) February 21, 2012 at 9:16 am #

        toying with the moon?

        Ack, I meant toying with the review. Where did the word moon come from?! Bad Brain!

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