Tom rails on about his books on video idea, Roger reviews the Stargate Universe franchise and we wonder why sports are so popular.
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“How do you illustrate PWNage”
Kristin thinks we’ll get movies streamed directly to our house, which means we’ll save even more money by not driving the awesome diesel car Patrick predicted.
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In this episode we learn that some people hate Zombies, some are well prepared for them, and some people get very distrubed if they read zombe stories before bedtime. Of course it’s not all zombies. Sometimes it’s para-narratives. And occasionally the Roman Empire. But isn’t it always?
Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear and friends launch The Mongoliad: a shared universe that could only live on the Web
Neal Stephenson’s “Diamond Age” turning into miniseries for SyFy
Effinger’s WHEN GRAVITY FAILS: super-noir cyberpunk Middle East
Great moments in alternate history: the non-fall of the Roman empire
BARE YOUR SWORD – feedback from the audience
What Else Are You Reading June 2010 Edition
What is your zombie apocalypse contingency plan?
Our next book will be: World War Z: An oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks
You asked about stories where the Earth was destroyed…
Beastmaster by Andre Norton
Not actually destroyed in the book but dealing with the aftermath. That’s close isn’t it?
She was awesome!
Somebody has probably mentioned this but in ‘When Worlds Collide’, by George Pal, the Earth is destroyed due to an impact with another planet. Happily, there is another planet that arrives at the same time, and some people move there.
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“The good guys always use macs”
“The pieces just keep falling faster and faster”
We talk a little about what the effects of the BP oil spill will be, as well as touch on the implications and motivations of the world reaction to the Gaza flotilla incident. And of course there’s still time to talk about Stargate Universe and Babylon 5.
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“An Error Jordan in judgement…”