Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Bengali SF, The Iron Heel, & Intelligent SF Film

My most recent StarShipSofa "History of the Genre" segment, which is about the pioneering feminist science fiction of Bengali author, educator, and reformer Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein, 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.)

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Pictures, Images and Photos

In other news...

* An unabridged recording of Jack London's classic 1908 dystopia The Iron Heel is now available at Librivox.

* From Blastr: "The 16 Most Intelligent Sci-Fi Films Ever Made." I was pleased to see some of my very favorites included, including the brilliant Dark City and my choice for this year's Hugo Award, Moon. I would, however, add The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to this list.

"While the women were engaged in scientific research, the men of this country were busy increasing their military power. When they came to know that the female universities were able to draw water from the atmosphere and collect heat from the sun, they only laughed at the members of the universities and called the whole thing 'a sentimental nightmare'!"
- from "Sultana's Dream," 1905, by Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
Tags: dystopias, film, podcasts, sf

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