66 minutes | May 12, 2020

2.1 The History of the Future with Adam Roberts, Amanda Rees & Amy Chambers

The first episode of Series 2 of the Comma Press Podcast introduces the theme of this new series - FUTURES. In this opening episode, Comma Publisher Ra Page is in conversation with esteemed sci-fi writer Adam Roberts, the University of York's Amanda Rees who is currently researching the history of the future, and MMU's own Amy Chambers, who specialises in film and visual culture. Show notes: 1. Iraq +100 2. The John Wyndham Archive https://libguides.liverpool.ac.uk/library/sca/wyndham 3. The Stanley Kubrick Archive https://www.arts.ac.uk/students/library-services/special-collections-and-archives/archives-and-special-collections-centre/the-stanley-kubrick-archive 4. Star Trek (the original series) 5. Dr Lisa Garforth https://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/staff/profile/lisagarforth.html#background 6. Star Trek: Discovery 7. Doctor Who 8. Joan Haran’s ‘Imaginactivism’ https://adanewmedia.org/2017/10/issue12-haran/ 9. Fredric Jameson 10. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) 11. Logan (2017) 12. The Twilight Zone 13. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis 14. The Fractured Europe Series by Dave Hutchinson 15. Men in Black (1997) 16. Starship Troopers (1997) 17. Jules Verne 18. H. G. Wells 19. Patrick Moore sparks UNESCO debate 20. Unsettling Scientific Stories http://unsettlingscientificstories.co.uk 21. Black Panther (2018) 22. Captain Marvel (2019) 23. The Big Bang Theory 24. Mae Jemison Sponsored by STORGY. Supported by Arts Council England and Manchester Metropolitan University's Digital Labs.
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