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Constellary Tales Podcast

Feb 27, 2019


(00:00) Guest Mark Linsenmayer from the Partially Examined Life podcast helps Brian and Ken push through the philosophical thicket of causality and precrime (and prepunishement) in Philip K. Dick’s short story “The Minority Report.”
(33:12) Mark and Ken square off in a game of trivia about Philip K. Dick...

Jan 29, 2019


(00:00) Robert Heinlein pushes the trope of recursive progeny to its absurd extremes in the 1959 short story “All You Zombies” (note: not about zombies). Brian and Ken discuss the story and the subsequent 2014 film adaptation Predestination and even kick around a few real world (!) examples.

Dec 18, 2018

Constellary Tales presents an audio production of “Kill Switch,” cover story of Issue #1. Then we go behind the scenes in an interview with the story’s author Henry Szabranski.

(00:00) Audio production of Henry Szabranski’s “Kill Switch” from Constellary Tales Issue #1, narrated by Mark...

Nov 20, 2018

A smart house outlasts humanity in Ray Bradbury's 1950 short story "There Will Come Soft Rains." Tex describes the annual "experience camp" for authors, Writers in the Field.

Author, teacher and Lone Star State original Arianne “Tex” Thompson joins our discussion.

(00:00) A smart house outlasts humanity in...

Oct 11, 2018

Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" is (among other things) a successful example of a certain kind of pregnancy story. Brian puts Ken to test about films nominated both for the Hugo and the Oscar.

(00:00) Octavia Butler's "Bloodchild" is (among other things) a successful example of a certain kind of pregnancy...