Episode 12 - SciFi

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How do novels predicting the future influence the tech we’re making right now? Who are the writers creating science fiction novels for the military, and why? Whose future does sci-fi imagine? Why is space always being “colonised” in literature? We interview author of “Nigerians in Space” and “After the Flare”, Deji Bryce Olukotun, for his insights on these questions and more.

Footnotes

  1. William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias
    https://www.vulture.com/2017/08/william-gibson-archangel-apocalypses-dystopias.html

  2. How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future
    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-14-2017-1.4400378/how-indigenous-and-black-artists-are-using-science-fiction-to-imagine-a-better-future-1.4400425

  3. Why I Write Indigenous Sci-Fi
    https://canadianart.ca/essays/why-i-write-indigenous-sci-fi/

  4. Why Science Fiction Is a Fabulous Tool in the Fight for Social Justice
    https://www.thenation.com/article/why-science-fiction-fabulous-tool-fight-social-justice/

  5. Return of the Deji
    https://returnofthedeji.com/revamp/

Ruth Coustick-Deal