Dr. Lisa Yaszek is Regents Professor of science fiction studies at Georgia Tech, putting a particular focus on lost voices in the realm of science fiction. Dr. Yasek also coordinates the Sci Fi @ Tech collection, a research lab at GA Tech providing students with incredible resources to study (and even develop) science fiction. In this episode, she and I discuss the importance of studying scifi at the undergrad level, and how such studies can apply directly to the world at large. We also have a great time talking about early scifi and our mutual love of the silent film, A Trip to the Moon.
Other notable works we discussed:
- A Letter of the Twenty-Fourth Century by Leslie F. Stone
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
- Nano Comes to Clifford Falls by Nancy Kress
Lisa Yaszek’s personal contributions to academia can be tracked on her Amazon Author page.