The Gernsback Machine

An Amazing Podcast

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

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Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor

01-08-2019

Interview with author, screenwriter, playwright Drew Hayden Taylor.

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Episode Six: Theories

29-07-2019

We all have them. About why its better to adapt short stories into films than novels. About the social construction that equates atypical bodies with evil. About men's brains...

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Interview With Author Shirley Meier

18-07-2019

An interview with author, visual artist and horse archer Shirley Meier.

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Episode Five: Don't Get Me Started!

12-07-2019

Where do Godzillas come from? Do they fall from the sky? Does Santa leave them under a tree? Are they a construct of late capitalism? And, most importantly: WHY?

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Interview with Paul Levinson

04-07-2019

An interview with author, academic and musician Paul Levinson.

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

28-06-2019

In this episode, we discuss The Twilight Zone, new and old.

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Interview with Elizabeth Hirst

23-06-2019

Interview with author/animator/editor/publisher Elizabeth Hirst

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Episode Three: Ayn Rand, Cats Versus Dogs and Other Religious Subjects

21-06-2019

Controversies this episode include: are cats more work than dogs, should Ira be eaten during the Geek Apocalypse Retreat and religion. Always religion.

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Interview with Allen Steele

16-06-2019

An interview with Allen Steele, author of Arkwright and the Coyote series.

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Episode Two: Perspectives on Technology in Science Fiction

13-06-2019

Ira, Gisela and Hugh talk about cellphones, looms and other technologies.

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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 eleventh collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles, Idiotocracy for Dummies. 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.

The opinions expressed on this podcast are the sole responsibility of the people involved, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Experimenter Publishing or Amazing Stories magazine.