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The Science in The Fiction

Marty Kurylowicz and Holly Carson

This is a podcast about the biggest ideas in science fiction, using science to elevate the conversation about science fiction, and using science fiction to promote science education, curiosity and vision.  We talk to sci-fi authors about the science 'novum' in their fiction, then talk to scientists about the same topic, and catalyze conversations between the two.  

Episodes
Ep 30: David Curtin on Dark Matter in 'Sunfall' (Part 1)May 30, 2024
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Ep 29: Jim Al-Khalili on Dark Matter in 'Sunfall'May 16, 2024
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Ep 28: Edward M. Lerner on Planetary Protection in 'Life and Death on Mars'May 02, 2024
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Ep 27: Peter Gorniak and Cydney Nielsen on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in 'Stealing Worlds'April 19, 2024
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Ep 26: Karl Schroeder on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in 'Stealing Worlds'April 04, 2024
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Ep 25: Peter Watts (Part 2) on Intelligence and Consciousness in 'Blindsight'March 21, 2024
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Ep 24: Peter Watts (Part 1) on Intelligence and Consciousness in 'If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal'March 14, 2024
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Ep 23: Justin Gregg on Intelligence and Consciousness in 'If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal'February 29, 2024
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Ep 22: Heidi Sevestre on Geoengineering in Kim Stanley Robinson's 'The Ministry For The Future'February 15, 2024
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Ep 21: Kim Stanley Robinson on Geoengineering in 'The Ministry For The Future'February 01, 2024
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Ep 20: Tim Swindle on Planetary Protection in the OSIRIS-REx Mission and 'The Andromeda Strain'January 18, 2024
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Ep 19: Thomas Zega on Planetary Protection in the OSIRIS-REx Mission and 'The Andromeda Strain'January 04, 2024
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Ep 18: Stephen Gay and Ben Feist on Moon Colonization in 'Night Owls'December 21, 2023
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Ep 17: Damien Walter Part 2 - The Sociology of Science FictionDecember 07, 2023
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Ep 16: Damien Walter Part 1 - The Psychology of StoryNovember 30, 2023
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Ep 15: Cory Doctorow's 'Red Team Blues' - Chapter 1 of AudiobookNovember 16, 2023
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Ep 14: Cory Doctorow on 'The Lost Cause', 'Red Team Blues' and 'Chokepoint Capitalism'November 02, 2023
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Ep 13: Paco Calvo on Intelligent Plants in 'Planta Sapiens'October 19, 2023
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Ep 12: Sue Burke on Intelligent Plants in 'Semiosis'October 05, 2023
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Ep 11: Marty and Holly on Books by David Zindell, Sue Burke and Cory DoctorowSeptember 21, 2023
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Ep 10: Mark Mac Lean on Mathematics in 'Neverness' by David ZindellSeptember 07, 2023
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Ep 9: David Zindell on Mathematics in 'Neverness'August 24, 2023
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Ep 8: Robert J. Sawyer and Arik Kershenbaum - Part 2August 10, 2023
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Ep 7: Robert J. Sawyer and Arik Kershenbaum - A ConversationAugust 03, 2023
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Ep 6: Arik Kershenbaum on Exo-Biology in 'The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy'July 27, 2023
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