The Gernsback Machine

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Discussion of the world of speculative fiction and beyond by three people who oughta know better.

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Episode Four: A Dimension of Sight and Sound...

28-06-2019

This episode of The Gernsback Machine focuses on The Twilight Zone. In addition to discussion of the series from Serling to Peele, Hugh explains why Get Out is the scariest movie he has ever seen, Ira gets pedantic about structuring half hour stories versus hour-long stories and Gisela explains how her name became an acronym. All this and an excerpt from an interview with author, academic and musician Paul Levinson.

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IRA NAYMAN is a science fiction writer of humorous aspect. His sixth novel, Good Intentions, was recently published by Elsewhen Press. He has just published his tenth collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles, Angels of Our Bitter Natures. He is also the very serious editor of Amazing Stories magazine.

 

GISELA McKAY is a sneaky creature who generally tries to disguise discussions of philosophy as pop culture. One day she may even finish that book, From Here to Trek.

 

HUGH SPENCER
A two-time Aurora Award loser, Hugh has written for On Spec, Interzone and Descant magazines as well as Shoestring Radio Theater on NPR’s Satellite Network. His books include Extreme Dentistry (2014) and Why I Hunt Flying Saucers and Other Fantasticals (2106). Hugh co-curated the National Library of Canada’s SF exhibition and was the cultural consultant for Allarcom Pay-TV’s application to the Canadian Radio and Television Commission for a specialty science fiction television channel (which they lost). Last year Hugh’s paper “Social Justice from the Twilight Zone: Rod Serling as Activist” was published in Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy which he thinks is really cool and cannot be considered any kind of a loss.

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