There has been some interesting discussion lately about the intersection of colonialism and science fiction. We thought it would be a good topic to take on this month and spend a good amount of time talking about how the two intersect, what’s wrong with phrases like “colonizing space,” and examples of colonialism in science fiction (largely in the form of critique). It’s an interesting topic and we hope you enjoy it.
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):Episode 41 — Download (MP3)
Intro and Discussion (0:00 – 40:22):
- “‘Colonizing Space’ is a Dirty Phrase: Stop Using It”
(Shaun’s original post)
- “Interesting Article on ‘Colonization’”
- “An Addendum: ‘Colonizing Space’ — It Really is That Bad”
- “A Brief Bit More on That Colonization Discussion”
(Larry’s Response x2)
- io9’s Facebook Question
(Clearly plagiarized :P)
- Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction by John Rieder
The End: Reading and Writing (40:23 – 45:48)
That’s all, folks! Thanks for listening. See you next week.