The Skiffy and Fanty Show 20: Harlan Ellison, Consumer Activism, and Science Fiction

3 Oct

Controversy attacks, and we’re on top of it like a fly waiting until the last second to get the leftovers from the dung beetles. This week we talk about Harlan Ellison’s last convention appearance and the problem (or lack thereof) of consumer activism in the science fiction community. Plus, the episode is full of gender stereotypes, ridiculous arguments made by other people, and general insanity. We had fun making it, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy listening!

Question of the Week:
Which science fiction technology would you like to see become a reality?

If you’d like to send us your answer to the question, you can email it to skiffyandfanty [at] gmail [dot] com or send us a voicemail at 206-203-1686!  You can also leave a comment here or follow us on twitter.  We’d love to hear your creative responses!

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

Episode Twenty — Download (MP3)

Intro and News (0:00 – 19:00):

The Main Event:  Consumer Activism and Science Fiction — Or How Elizabeth Moon Got Us Onto Capitalism (19:01 – 52:54):

The End:  Reading, Writing, and the Question of the Week (52:55 – 59:16):

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  We’ll see you next week!


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