Fact and Science Fiction
About This Show
A biweekly podcast about the real science behind your favorite science fiction. Each episode, I discuss a topic or two in the scientific field, and then review how my favorite sci-fi portrays it. If you ever wanted to learn more about genetics, virtual reality, or space travel - this podcast is for you.
Most Recent Episode
Military Science Fiction and The Cold War
This episode I discuss military science fiction as subgenre of sci-fi and how it may have influenced the discourse around the military from the Cold War to today. I talk about Cold War themes in Starship Troopers and Ender's Game, and discuss the Citizens Advisory Council, a group of science fiction authors who undermined the U.S.'s policy of mutually assured destruction.
I also announce the podcast's live show at ClexaCon 2018 in Las Vegas. Follow the pod on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @factandscifi. Review F&SF on Apple Podcasts and check out the transcript for this episode at factandscifi.blogspot.com
Research for this episode came from Rachel Maddow’s Drift, Chad Andrew’s article “Technomilitary fantasy in the 1980s: military sf, David Drake, and the discourse of instrumentality”, Sean Kalic's 'U.S. Presidents and the Militarization of Space, between the years 1946-1967,' and Wondery’s American History Tellers,
Comfortable Mystery 2 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Episodes of This Show
Dec 31 2017
Dec 14 2017