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Hosted ByAnnalee Newitz & Charlie Jane Anders

Explore the meaning of science fiction, and how it's relevant to real-life science and society. Your hosts are Annalee Newitz, a science journalist who writes science fiction, and Charlie Jane Anders, a science fiction writer who is obsessed with science. Every two weeks, we take deep dives into science fiction books, movies, television, and comics that will expand your mind -- and maybe change your life


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Episode 3: Books that stand the test of time

Some science fiction books are still fascinating after 200 years, while others make us wince after just a decade on the shelf. What makes an SF book stay relevant? Hint: it’s not the book’s ability to predict the future. Your hosts Annalee Newitz and…

Propaganda and mind control in science fiction

There’s something distinctly science fictional about how Facebook has been used by governments, politicians, and private companies to manipulate people’s perceptions–and even affect the outcomes of elections. In this episode, we talk about how…

Episode 1: Hope, dread, and Star Trek: Discovery

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