145. Teaching SF/F w/ David Annandale (A Discussion)

9 May

Space, monsters, and wooden desks, oh my!  Author David Annandale joins the crew to answer the following question:  What SF/F properties do you think should be taught?  We discuss books, short stories, film, and much more (plus, there’s a little discussion of some recent films, such as Oblivion).  Feel free to leave a comment with your own suggestions!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(I will make a list of all the stuff mentioned this weekend, along with lists of all the other stuff I’ve been meaning to make for previous episodes.)

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 145 — Download (MP3)

The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale

Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 1:21:10)

Check out David’s books!  They are awesome!

Here’s the list of stuff mentioned on the show (minus things we named as jokes):

Books

  • Robert Heinlein
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  • “When It Changed” by Joanna Russ
  • One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak
  • “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
  • Gormenghast Series by Mervyn Peake
  • Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  • “Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “Hello Moto” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction by Justine Larbalestier
  • Dauthers of Earth by Justine Larbalestier
  • The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
  • “The Girl Who was Plugged In” by
  • “The Calorie Man” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu
  • “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison
  • “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin
  • “Making the Woman” by Lucy Taylor
  • “Lost in the Funhouse” by John Barth
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Titus Andronicus
  • The Tempest

Movies

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • 2081
  • Pumzi
  • District 9
  • Metropolis
  • Attack the Block
  • Pans Labyrinth
  • Tsotsi
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Harry Brown
  • Enemy Mine
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Haunting (1999)
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Legend
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Neverending Story
  • Blade Runner
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • The Exorcist
  • The Thing
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • The Celebration
  • Titus
  • Forbidden Planet

Comics

  • The Watchmen by Alan Moore

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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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