129. Dystopia, Why So Prevalent? — w/ Andrew Liptak and James Decker (A Discussion)

8 Feb

Dystopia, dystopia, dystopia!  Noted critic Andrew Liptak and author James Decker join Paul and I to discuss why we think dystopian narratives are so prevalent in the 20th and 21st centuries.  We talk definitions (the problems and practicalities), a little history, and more.  Plus, we also take a moment to talk about our favorite aliens (what are yours?) and James’ new book, The Burn Zone.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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

Episode 129 — Download (MP3)

The Burn Zone by James Decker

Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 48:26)

Buy James’ book!  It’s good stuff.

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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.


One Response to “129. Dystopia, Why So Prevalent? — w/ Andrew Liptak and James Decker (A Discussion)”


  1. For Your Hugo Award Consideration: A Very Big, Non-Endorsement List of Things to Love | The Skiffy and Fanty Show - February 28, 2014

    […] The Burn Zone by James K. Decker (from Episode 129) […]

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