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"to be human in a changing world"

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!

* My most recent StarShipSofa "History of the Genre" segment, which this month is about the post-apocalyptic vision of Richard Jefferies (1848-1887), is now available in the latest episode of the podcast. You can download it or listen to it here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of my past podcast segments, with links, is available here.)
Here are links to After London: or, Wild England, which I discuss in my segment:
- at Project Gutenberg (text)
- at Librivox (audio)

* I have just confirmed that I will be a guest at the 2011 science fiction convention StellarCon 35.

* The current issue of World Literature Today focuses on World Science Fiction and includes fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews, including some terrific exclusive online content.


Last but not least, here is a commercial for the TomTom GPS system that uses Darth Vader's voice to provide driving directions. This is Vader's recording session...



"Science fiction is a discussion about what it means to be human in a changing world, and everyone is invited."
- Christopher McKitterick, "The Literature of Change"

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gbsteve
May. 5th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
This sounds like your cup of tea:
Nevermore
The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
Catalyst Theatre @ Barbican.
http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=10544

As a rule, I fear musicals (except for Cabaret, Rocky Horror and TWoO) so it's probably not for me.

Edited at 2010-05-05 12:21 pm (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
May. 7th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. That sounds fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the link.
curtana
May. 5th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
What a great commercial :)
eldritchhobbit
May. 7th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! I thought so, too. Makes me want to buy a TomTom!
sneezythesquid
May. 7th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
Coolness about StellarCon! I'm gonna try and go next year and apply for guest status. Wish me luck!

Also, I made Starship Sofa's being nominated for a Hugo my news item in the RevCast we did this week, I'll let you know when it's posted.

And I'm thinking of getting a TomTom now...
eldritchhobbit
May. 7th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I hope you get to come to StellarCon! It would be so much fun to get to talk SF with you in person at last. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Any chance you'll be at ReConStruction/NASFiC in August in Raleigh?

Thanks a million for mentioning StarShipSofa on the RevCast. You rule!

I know what you mean. I want a TomTom now, too.
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