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#63. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

16 Oct

Pinocchio, man-children, and mashed potato towers, oh my! In honor of the film’s 40th anniversary digitally remastered theater release, Shaun, Jen, David, and Joyce discuss the 1977 Spielberg classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. They explore how this film still evokes the science fictional “sense of wonder”, how it fits into Spielberg’s career within the context of America in the 1970s, how the French New Wave played a role in the concept, and how communication is a consistent theme throughout the film. We go a bit longer than usual, but only so we could really dig into all the bits and pieces.

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337. Ann Leckie (a.k.a. Singularitrix) — Provenance (An Interview)

9 Oct Provenance by Ann Leckie Book Cover

Space Opera, heritage, and alien ambassadors, oh my! Shaun is joined by guest host Feliza Casano of Girlsincapes.com to interview Ann Leckie about the stand-alone novel in her Radch universe, Provenance. Ann shares some of her Space Opera influences, talks about how her love of archeology led her to an exploration of the role museums play in the myth of heritage, the nature of identity, naming, language, and so very much more. Don’t miss this one everyone!

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Signal Boost #21: Nathan Adler and Darcie Little Badger

3 Oct

In today’s episode of Signal Boost, we kick off our month of focusing on horror writers from traditionally marginalized communities. First up, Jen talks to Nathan Adler — artist, writer, Anishinaabe and Jewish member of the Lac Des Milles Lacs First Nation — about his novel, Wrist, how Anishinaabe stories informed the monster and how his identities contribute to the topics he explores.

Then Darcie Little Badger — Lipan Apache writer and scientist — joins Jen to talk about indigenous futurism, how she uses horror to wrestle with her personal ghosts, and about her newest story, “The Whalebone Parrot,” and the history that informs it.

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336. WorldCon 75 Interview Edition with Marko Kloos, Crystal Huff, and David J. Peterson

2 Oct

You might recall that way back in August, the Skiffy and Fanty team got to go to WorldCon 75 in Helsinki! While they were there, Shaun and Paul had the honor of interviewing Marko Kloos, Crystal Huff, and David J. Peterson. These interviews span from military SF with Marko to Chinese SF Fandom with Crystal to conlang with David. These are some fun, fascinating interviews that are absolutely worth the wait!

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335. Judge Dredd (1995) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

28 Sep Judge Dredd Movie Poster

Ewok traps, Finnish Ramones punk, and questionable cloning, oh my! Trish, Paul, and Julia are joined by our very own reviewer, Daniel Haeusser, to review the 1995 Stallone extravaganza, Judge Dredd. If only Rob Schneider hadn’t been in this film, it would still probably suck, but the team makes a few improvements, discovers some awesome music, and tries to figure out how this movie manages to be so gods awfully stupid. And Paul loses his mind diving deeper than he ever wanted to go into the motivations of Judge Dredd himself. Come back, Paul!

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