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Kim Stanley Robinson "Sci-Fi is a Metaphor for How Now Feels"

February 21, 2022 Season 3 Episode 5
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
Kim Stanley Robinson "Sci-Fi is a Metaphor for How Now Feels"
Show Notes

We spend a lot of time trying to divine futures that leads humanity away from climate breakdown and extinction but relying on reality can only take you so far.  This week we dive into the futuristic world of Sci-Fi with one of its giants, Kim Stanley Robinson.

We discuss Stanley's latest book Ministry for the Future, an excellent vision of a path away from climate breakdown. We discuss his impetus for writing the novel,  where Cli-Fi sits in the Sci-Fi genre, the realities of his novel, and the path away from 2°C warming.

Links
Ministry for the future
https://www.orbitbooks.net/orbit-excerpts/the-ministry-for-the-future-chp-3/

Help Angela Brown get elected for a Green New Deal in  West Heywood!
https://www.facebook.com/Angela-Brown-for-West-Heywood-101636022463812/

Joseph Vogl: the Ascendancy of Finance
https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Ascendancy+of+Finance-p-9781509509294

lecture by Vogl on the book at Brown University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuWUoD_ip5s

Governing by Debt by  Maurizio Lazzarato
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/governing-debt

Riot Strike Riot by Joshua Clover

https://www.versobooks.com/books/2999-riot-strike-riot

Shoutouts
Ken Macleod - excellent Sci-Fi writer 
@amendlocke

Francis Spufford
Another excellent writer

Arthur Turrell
@arthurturrell

Arthur's article in the Guardian on nuclear fusion:
theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/13/power-stars-energy-needs-fusion-energy-industry

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