(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...
(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.
Constellary Tales is a speculative fiction (SF -- science fiction and fantasy) magazine and podcast. The podcast examines SF storytelling on the page and screen and addresses (not too seriously) how SF intersects culture and society. Selected episodes feature interviews with writers and others in the SF world as well as narrated stories from Constellary Tales magazine.